Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement on Upcoming Absence

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement regarding upcoming procedures on April 2, 2024, and April 16, 2024. 

“Unfortunately, I once again must undergo two separate Mohs surgeries for Basal cell carcinoma on my lip and nose from sun exposure. To focus on recovery, I plan to refrain from community events and public meetings throughout the next few weeks, including the April 9th Board of Supervisors meeting,” said Supervisor Foley. “In between these two outpatient procedures and during their recovery periods I will work from home. Our District 5 Office and staff remain open and available to assist residents and local businesses.” 

“Like many Southern California teens, I loved spending days at the beach and by the pool, unaware of the dangers of prolonged sun exposure without sunscreen. I encourage everyone, especially our youth, to wear sunscreen and cover up when having fun under the sun. You won’t regret wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat,” added Supervisor Foley. “These latest procedures underscore the importance of skin cancer prevention as part of regular health check-ups with your doctor or dermatologist. Fortunately, Orange County is home to world class cancer prevention, research, and treatment.” 

Learn more about the signs of skin cancer and ways to protect yourself here.  

Members of the media who seek comment, background, or interviews are asked to contact Communications Director Stefanie Lao at or (714) 559-8364.  


Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2022 to represent the newly established District 5, which includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, a large portion of Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel. This is her second term on the Board of Supervisors, where she previously served District 2.   

Supervisor Foley’s Board appointments include the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), Chair – OCFA Legislation & Public Affairs Committee, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Vice Chair – OCTA Legislative and Communications Committee, Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), TCA Joint Capital Improvements and Projects Committee, Coastal Greenbelt Authority, Newport Bay and South Orange County Watershed Executive Committees, Ocean Institute, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel, Co-Chair – Spent Fuel Solutions Coalition, Chair – Orange County Housing Finance Trust, and the Orange County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council.