A word from the Board of Directors President David Welborn.
Since Gale joined us last July, we’ve been brainstorming, deliberating and strategizing on how we can most effectively address the water quality issues in San Diego. If you’ve gone through a similar visioning process, you know that you shoot for the moon and then narrow your goals to what’s effective and achievable in a certain time frame. With Gale’s energy and creative thinking on our side, we infused innovative and high-tech applications into our strategy while preserving those essential functions you’ve come to rely on through the years.
I encourage you to download a copy and read the details for yourself. We hope you’ll continue to feel proud to be a part of our team.
As you know, Coastkeeper became your water watchdog in 1995, and it took massive efforts from so many people to get us to this moment today. While we celebrate our new three-year strategy, I’d also like to thank and honor those who have completed their terms as board of directors over the recent months — Michael Beavis, Nicole Capretz, Jenny Goodman and Mary Zoeller. We are a stronger, better organization because of their involvement, and we wish them well on their next volunteer adventures.
I also want to welcome four new board members, who bring diverse perspectives and impressive expertise that will enhance Coastkeeper’s strength and presence in the community:
- Harriet Lazer, a founder, partner and CFO of The Walker Group, has been an active leader in the community including her leadership roles at Del Mar Heights School, San Diego Children’s Choir and the Bishop’s School.
- Micah Mitrosky, an environmental organizer with IBEW Local 569, engages environmental partners to build blue-green alliances around climate change, clean air and water and other environmental issues affecting working people.
- Eleanor Musick, an attorney at Procopio, practices intellectual property law, emphasizing patent prosecution in areas such as telecommunications, computer software, geophysics and oceanography; trademark and copyright prosecution; and intellectual property licensing. Her recent patent work has included representation regarding seafloor electromagnetic measurement techniques for oil exploration, developed at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
- Gregg Sadowsky, a senior vice president and senior market officer of Regency Centers, a nationwide real estate investment trust whose innovative sustainability practices significantly reduce the use of natural resources and increase operating efficiency. Gregg oversees asset management, property management, leasing and development, and projects he oversees utilize state-of-the-art techniques to reduce environmental impacts.
San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable watersin San Diego County, which means we need a diverse group of leaders to represent all aspects of our county. We aspire to increase our board to 16 members this year. If you are interested in joining and think your area of expertise or background will help us create a green and clean water movement, please contact Board Secretary Jo Brooks at [email protected].