5th Annual Environmental Leadership Summit
Our Fifth Annual Environmental Leadership Summit was held October 16, 2021. This year’s Summit was wrapped around “Funding A Sustainable San Diego”.
Once again, for everyone’s safety, the Summit was a virtual event. We hope to gather in person in 2022.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Our Keynote Speaker – Hasan Ikhrata, CEO, San Diego Association of Governments
Thank You to our generous sponsor of the 2021 Environmental Leadership Summit: The San Diego Foundation
Our thanks to all the moderators and presenters. Please support them.
Keith Greer: Environmental Compliance Manager, San Diego Association of Governments
David Mayer: Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Deborah Mosley: Chief Resource Management Division, County of San Diego Department of Parks & Recreation
Bill Tippets: Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association
Ann Van Leer: The Escondido Creek Conservancy
Susan Wynn: Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, San Diego County Division
Andrew Meyer: Director of Conservation, San Diego Audubon; ReWild Coalition
Lucero Sanchez: Community Policy Coordinator, San Diego Coastkeeper
Ally Senturk: Communication & Outreach Manager, San Diego Coastkeeper
Kirstin Skadberg: Environmental Planner, Chollas Creek Coalition; Kirstin Skadberg Consulting
Laura Walsh: California Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation
Madison Coleman: Climate Action Campaign
Tiffany Eng: Green Zones Program Manager, California Environmental Justice Alliance
Ricardo Flores: Executive Director, LISC- Local Initiatives Support Corporation San Diego
Felipe Murillo: DCCA Program administrator, County of San Diego Department of Housing & Community Development; Innovative Housing Trust Fund
Stephen Russell: President and CEO, San Diego Housing Federation
Jeff Olson: San Diego Regional Organizer, California Public Banking Alliance & Public Bank San Diego
Rick Bates: Research Analyst, Unite HERE Local 30 and San Diego Labor Council
Dave Grubb: Quality of Life Coalition Organizer; Board Member, Environmental Center of San Diego
Laura Hunter: Wildlife Habitat Conservation Coalition; Environmental Center of San Diego
Maleeka Marsden: Co-Director of Policy, Climate Action Campaign & Chair; San Diego Green New Deal Alliance
Yusef Miller: Co-founder, North County Equity and Justice Coalition
A special thank you to and our behind-the-scenes crew Dave Evans with a little help from our friend Laura Walsh.
Thank you to our photographic artists: Luis Ortega, Alex Ferron, Oriana Poindexter, and Shayna Brody
Creating the future is not a bystander’s sport. It requires all of us doing as much as we can.
- Engage your elected officials, especially those at SANDAG
- Join community groups who share your values and work actively with them.
- Show Up. Attend meetings, share your views, support others who share your values.
- Educate yourself– Yes, some of these things are complicated, but it isn’t brain surgery. Anyone can learn, because everyone cares and has a stake in the outcome.
- Volunteer. For a campaign of your choice this month!
- Donate to a campaign and an organization of your values each month.