Dave Davis is the President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Community Environmental Council (CEC). Dave currently serves as the Chair of the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Board of Directors, the provider of regional transit services to the Santa Barbara South Coast and a national leader in the electric bus technology. Dave also serves on the boards of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project and the Santa Barbara Built Green Advisory Council.
Dave served as the City of Santa Barbara’s Community Development Director and City Planner for almost 25 years before retiring from public service. He has also taught planning and environmental studies at University of California, Los Angeles and Moorpark College. Dave has received numerous awards, including national recognition for planning innovation from the National League of Cities, social advocacy from the American Planning Association, and lifetime achievement from the American Institute of Architects. He has been named “Planner of the Year” by the Santa Barbara Citizen’s Planning Association as well as “Citizen of the Year” by the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization. Dave has been recognized for distinction by the Pacific Coast Business Times in “Who’s Who in Clean Tech and Sustainability.”
Dave received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. in Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Eileen Daley has been an integral part of CEC since 2001. She brought with her a varied business background, including everything from assisting with large studio photographic productions for 10 years to developing mail order systems for new health product suppliers. Eileen has called Santa Barbara home for over 25 years now, but took time away to ride her bike across the United States! Eileen is car-free and rides her bike to work every day.
Cameron Gray joined CEC in 2015 to support the non-profit’s alternative fuels and energy efficiency programs. He received a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at University of California, Santa Barbara in 2013. He also holds a dual Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from UCSB. Before he joined CEC, Cameron supported community-based social marketing campaigns to promote sustainable transportation and energy conservation.
Kathi King is the development activities manager at CEC and plays a key role in organizing CEC’s Green Gala and other events. Kathi is behind CEC’s Rethink the Drink bottled water reduction program in area schools. She is also a founding partner in Where’s Your Bag, a City of Santa Barbara education program designed to encourage consumers to bring their own bags when they shop.
Kathi has a B.S. degree in Telecommunications and Film which she used while working in the television industry in Los Angeles for several years. She expanded her knowledge base by taking Environmental Studies classes at Santa Barbara City College. She has lived in Santa Barbara for thirteen years with her husband, Jeff, and their two children. As a full-time parent for many years before joining CEC, she was an active volunteer in the local community.
Jefferson joined the Community Environmental Council in 2012 to coordinate CEC’s Solarize Programs. Prior to joining CEC, Jefferson worked at a local wind energy development firm and at a local non-profit specializing in energy issues surrounding the transportation sector. Jefferson is also a former board-member of the Central Coast American Planning Association (APA) chapter.
Jefferson holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and Management with a specialization in Energy and Climate from the Bren School at University of California, Santa Barbara. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from Tufts University.
As Solarize Program coordinator, Jefferson directs the program’s marketing campaign and acts as first point of contact for community members who participate in the program. Jefferson’s other responsibilities include overseeing the distribution of leads, ensuring consumer satisfaction, and reviewing and revising the program as needed.
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April Price joined CEC as an Energy Associate in 2015 to work with the Solarize Programs. April holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and Management with a specialization in Economics and Politics of the Environment from the Bren School at University of California, Santa Barbara. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UC Santa Cruz. April has a background in environmental education and volunteer management.
Sigrid Wright has 25 years of experience in non-profit environmental management. She oversees CEC’s public outreach and fundraising teams and leads the annual Earth Day Festival production team. On energy/climate related issues, she is co-author of CEC’s Regional Energy Blueprint and editor of more than a dozen CEC policy documents, including those that address liquefied natural gas, solar energy, and waste-to-energy technologies. She is also program facilitator for the South County Energy Efficiency Partnership (SCEEP). On food system issues, she is on the executive teams or advisory boards of the countywide Food Action Plan, the Santa Barbara Food Alliance, and the Sustainable Seafood Coalition.
Sigrid holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in Communications Design from the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts at the University of Baltimore. Prior to coming to CEC, she worked for several organizations in Washington, D.C., including the Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation. She is an alum of the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Katherine Harvey Fellows program and the Courage to Lead program for non-profit leaders, and sits on the board of Leading From Within. She is also a commissioner for the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women.