About Supervisor Lee Lor

Lee Lor is a long-time resident of Merced County. She attended public schools and now has three of her own children who attend school in the same district.

Lee has taken courses for enrichment at Merced Community College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from California State University, Stanislaus and obtained her Master’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fresno.

Lee is a proud graduate of Leadership Development in Inter-ethnic Relations, Leadership Merced, and the American Leadership Forum–Great Valley Chapter.


As Merced County Supervisor representing District 2, Lee is building partnerships to increase the quality of opportunities as well as build our human capital.

Community Work

  • Recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Diverse Communities Scholarship which covered a portion of the annual AFP International Conference. April 2016.


  • Partner in Project Prom March 2016.


  • Co-facilitator of Cultural Treasures, an event to share and celebrate the African American, Hmong and Latino cultures and traditions. Fall 2015.


  • Lead Member of the Hmongstory 40 Merced Team with Teams in Fresno and Sacramento who brought Hmongstory 40 to each city. Hmongstory 40 was an exhibit celebrating the Hmong experience and the 40th year of the Hmong coming to the United States as a result of the Secret War in Laos. 2014 - 2016.


  • Member of John Muir Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Club and School Site Council to enhance learning and support for teachers and students. In school year 2015-16, the School Site Council approved upgraded technology and increased parent involvement on the Council.

  • Facilitator who led conversations among community members to develop socially conscious leaders with skill sets in facilitation, conflict management and coalition-building who will be able to facilitate their own conversations in intergroup settings. 2010 - 2015.


  • Founding member of Talk it Up! Toastmasters at the Merced County Office of Education, 2013.


  • Recipient of the Ruby Award presented by Soroptimist International of Merced in 2013, recognizing women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work.


  • Resident of Merced, attended community building workshops and conversations throughout California to bring back knowledge and resources for our community.


  • Former Chair Elect, Chair and Past Chair of the Leadership Merced Steering Committee. As Chair, Lee led the design and successful implementation of the program's new logo, recruited more executive level staff from local organizations to participate in the program, solidified the administrative structure and increased the quality of the program. This work resulted in an initiative that is now a non-profit organization, Paint the Town.


  • Member of the Merced Lao Family Community, Inc. Board of Directors, 2012 and 2013.


  • Board Member of Merced Ahead, 2011 and 2012


  • Co-founder of Hmong Movement Organizing for the Next Generation, increased civic engagement and cultural preservation in the Hmong community. 2011.


  • Assistant who helped coordinate and facilitate Kaj Siab in 2011, a Hmong women’s focus group around domestic violence and sexual assault sponsored by Valley Crisis Center.


  • Co-coordinator who helped develop, coordinate and implement the Hmong Women’s Conferences in Merced, 2011 and 2012.


  • Board Member of the Southeast Asian Vision for Education, awarded scholarships to Hmong and Southeast Asian American students pursuing higher education.


  • Volunteer medical interpreter for Hmong speaking patients.


  • Volunteer Social Investigator for the Merced County Probation Youth Accountability Board, managing cases and translating for Hmong speaking parents/guardians.


  • Volunteer Instructor who taught traditional Hmong dance to students ages 5–18, performing at various Hmong New Year Celebrations and community events.


  • Parent Volunteer, raised funds for and organized Sheehy Elementary School’s Southeast Asian Celebration and performances, funds purchased ten sets of children’s Hmong clothes for Sheehy School, 2004 - 2006.


  • President of the English Learner Advisory Committee at Sheehy Elementary School, 2004-2005.

  • Member of the District English Learner Advisory Committee representing Sheehy Elementary School, 2004 - 2006.


  • Participant at Pan Valley Institute learning about other cultures, traditions and the immigrant experience as well as sharing the Hmong culture with immigrants, 2001 - 2002.

  • Volunteer at Healthy House Within a MATCH Coalition, 1999 - 2001.

  • Volunteer at Boys & Girls Club of Atwater, 1999.