Councilmember Carroll biography
Mike Carroll was a bi-partisan appointment to the Irvine City Council in 2019 and elected to a four-year term in November 2020, where he received the second highest number of votes in the city’s history. With over 300,000 residents, Irvine is an award-winning community that is the most diversely integrated and safest city in the nation. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Community Services Commission and Vice Chair of the Planning Commission.
Mr. Carroll is the Chairman of the Great Park, an under-development 1,300 acre municipal park owned by the City of Irvine. With over 500 acres completed to date, the Great Park embraces recreation, competitive sports, parkland, and the environment. The Great Park aims to preserve Irvine’s heritage and honor the history of the former El Toro Marine air base, while setting a new standard for sustainable park design and urban planning. Upon completion, the Great Park will be a national treasure that will set a new standard for great metropolitan parks around the world.
He is a practicing corporate and transactional attorney and Co-Founder of CorpGen Counsel, a boutique legal practice. Prior to establishing his own firm, he was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a NASDAQ-traded public company, and practiced corporate and securities law at a major international law firm in New York City.
Mike is a former board member of the Orange County Press Club, OneOC (formerly Volunteer Center of Orange County), and Child Aid, the former President of the Vista Verde K-8 School Foundation, and the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his pro bono representation of the Orange County Rescue Mission and its Village of Hope. Mr. Carroll lives in Irvine with his wife and two daughters.