James W. Etter
Commissioner James W. Etter, representing the Fifth Supervisorial District, was appointed on August 2, 2011. He is a native of Southern California, who grew- up in the good times of the 40’s and 50’s. As a life-long advocate for youth in the L.A. County community, he has served more than 10,000 hours of community service, thought to be his finest moments. His associations include Boy Scouts of America, the United Methodist Church, YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association), American Legion, and other organizations. He is also a Decorated Vietnam Combat Veteran, serving in the Navy Air Corps.
Commissioner Etter has been a working actor for the past 60 years, and an avid Screenwriter, Lighting Technician, Studio Operations Technical Coordinator for Stephen J. Cannel Production and Aaron Spelling. Indie Films afforded him an opportunity to work as a Producer, Line Producer, Unit Production Manager, and Assistant Director. He currently works as an events planner and promoter, producing Car Shows and such venues.
Commissioner Etter has served as a Burbank Police Commissioner, a member of the Burbank Parks and Recreation Board and the L.A. County Water Appeals Board. He also served as an Administrative Assistant to State Assembly Members as well as Members of Congress, and a working advocate - Lobbyist to the state Industrial Welfare Commission.
Not indifferent to a formal education, where he has collected nine years, life in general, not college, has brought the biggest challenges and most of his learning opportunities.