PUTTING ORANGE RESIDENTS FIRST
Fueled by a powerful family legacy and a strong belief in giving back, Arianna Barrios is a homegrown community leader. Born at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange and a graduate of Orange schools (Cambridge/La Veta/Yorba/Orange), Arianna has spent her life living, working, and volunteering in her hometown of Orange. Today, Arianna lives and runs a small business in Historic Old Towne Orange as the owner of Communications LAB, a Public Relations and Community Outreach firm.
Barrios has served on several boards of directors including the Orange Chamber of Commerce, YWCA of Central Orange County, Orange Educational Foundation, Pitcher Park Community Foundation, and Community Foundation of Orange where she chaired the Annual Fundraising Gala for seven years raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the greater Orange community on programs for veterans, at-risk youth, education programs and more.
A tireless advocate for the power of education, Barrios formerly served as the elected representative for Trustee Area 7 of the Rancho Santiago Community College District which operates Santiago Canyon College in Orange. Over the years, she has used her position to testify in Sacramento in support of Workforce Development programs and raise awareness for Small Business Development Centers. As a mentor to students and young professionals, her firm has hosted countless interns from local high schools and colleges throughout the county.
In 2020, Barrios won election to the Orange City Council as the first Latina elected to serve on the Council and the very first representative of the newly formed District 1. She has used her 18 months in office to champion increased Public Safety resources, Code Enforcement reform, protect the City's historic core, promote small businesses and, most importantly, protect Orange residents' quality of life.
Most weekends she and her husband, Brian Lochrie, can be found volunteering at community events.