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Dolores Mae Laine Edit Profile

also known as Dell Laine

city official

Dolores Mae Laine, American city official.


Laine, Dolores Mae was born on March 20, 1930 in Vallejo, California, United States. Daughter of Leslie Merritt and Mabel Ysabel (Paulson) Wright.


Associate of Arts, City College San Francisco, 1950. Bachelor, California State University, Berkeley, 1953. Master of Science, California State University, San Francisco, 1960.


Director Lake Tahoe (California) Recreation Division, 1961—1962. Co-owner Laine Associates Advertising and Public Relations, South Lake Tahoe, California, 1961—1972, Laine Associates Photography, South Lake Tahoe, since 1962. President Del Laine and Daughters, since 1985.

Owner Laine Associates Consultant, since 1983. Chairman South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Commission, 1974—1976. Councilwoman City of South Lake Tahoe, 1976—1980, since 1984, member affirmative action task force, 1978—1980, mayor pro-tem, 1976—1977, 1986—1987, mayor, 1977—1978, 1987—1988.


Co-founder, producer Lake Tahoe Children's Theatre, 1962—1972. Chairman Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Urban Design Committee, 1973—1976, Tahoe Basin Transportation Authority, since 1979, Tahoe Regional Transportation District, since 1981. Chair advisory committee to California Department Transportation, since 1983.

Member of Lake Tahoe History Society (president 1970-1974), South Tahoe Women's Center 1980-1981, (director), National Women's Political Caucus, Soroptimist International Club (regional governor 1976-1978, founder, coordinator California legislation workshop).


Married Ed Laine, March 30, 1962. Children: Paul, Brooke, Alison, Paige.

Leslie Merritt Wright

Mabel Ysabel (Paulson) Wright

Ed Laine

Paul Laine

Brooke Laine

Alison Laine

Paige Laine