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CEC is committed to creating a more resilient and just region in the face of climate change. Through our work with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network and elsewhere, our vision includes an end to racial injustices and their resulting environmental inequities.

Pat McElroy

Board Member
Pat McElroy

Pat McElroy spent 37 years leading various aspects of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, including his final three years as Fire Chief before retiring in 2018. He was recognized twice as Firefighter of the Year from the Santa Barbara City Firefighter’s Association. A highly active community member, he belongs to multiple boards and organizations that support firefighting and incident management efforts, as well as philanthropic groups like Doctors Without Walls. He received a BA in Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara, and also spent five years in his early career with the US Forest Service.

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