George served as the Executive Officer of the Riverside Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for 29 years. LAFCO is a State-mandated agency tasked with regulating boundaries of local government agencies, including annexation to, and detachment of territory from, cities and special districts, incorporation of new cities, consolidation of special districts and other organizational matters affecting local agencies. During his tenure he was also active in the statewide association, CALAFCO, serving on its Legislative Committee for two decades.
Following retirement in 2018, George completed the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program. He has a special interest in California native plants and conducted a Zoom session for Master Gardeners on Incorporating Native Plants into Landscapes.
George has also been an active volunteer at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens since 2014. Activities at the Gardens have included leading school and adult tours, working with a small team to maintain the Butterfly Garden and provide butterfly gardening information to visitors, as well as hosting/narrating a video series featuring California Native Plants at the Gardens. He especially enjoys providing tours to students with limited previous exposure to outdoor environments.
George also participates as a volunteer angler in the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program, a research effort involving several California universities to monitor fish populations and determine the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas.
George graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Social Ecology with coursework primarily in Environmental Analysis and Public Policy.