Why do you volunteer with Coastkeeper? Water is one of San Diego’s greatest assets, and no organization works harder to protect and restore that asset than Coastkeeper.

What do you wish everyone knew about Coastkeeper? By protecting clean water, Coastkeeper protects San Diego’s enviable quality of life. That quality of life is what attracts the most talented people in the world to our city.


Lani Lutar is president of Responsible Solutions, LLC, a public affairs firm specializing in advocacy, coalition building and government relations. She has more than 15 years of experience in public policy research and analysis, strategic marketing and business development. Prior to establishing Responsible Solutions, Lutar led three local non-profit organizations as CEO over a period of ten years: San Diego County Taxpayers Association, Equinox Center and the Asian Business Association of San Diego.

In addition to her volunteer work with San Diego Coastkeeper, she serves as board president for One San Diego and as a director at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. She earned a Master of Pacific International Affairs degree from the University of California, San Diego and graduated magna cum laude from San Diego State University with a BA in Psychology. She lives in Point Loma with her husband and two children.