Industry News 10/11/2012

EMP: Coastkeeper Announces its Community Advisory Council

Coastkeeper Announces its Community Advisory Council

Introducing our first Community Advisory Council, a group of community members who will help Coastkeeper find and fix water quality issues that San Diego County neighborhoods face.

The council members are members from different communities around San Diego County. They will serve as the eyes and ears to what is happening with the water around their neighborhoods.

Collaboration will be the key to finding and fixing water quality issues. Between the council's community involvement, and Coastkeeper's inside resources, the two entities will have many resources available for greater problem solving. San Diego Coastkeeper board member, Micah Mitrosky, will coordinate with the council.

Though the council members enjoy different aspects about San Diego, they have one shared passion: making sure that the region has clean water and remains an attractive place to live.

Coastkeeper began receiving applications in August, and from nearly 30 applicants, 10 were selected after a series of application reviews and individual and group interviews. The members include:

  • Brent Alspach, Oceanside
  • Margarita Diaz, Tijuana
  • Jenny Kressel , Mission Hills
  • Taya Lazootin, College Area
  • Harry Orgovan, Chula Vista
  • Allison Price, Mission Valley
  • Craig Sherman, Carmel Valley
  • Jessica Toth, Cardiff by the Sea
  • Hector Valtierra, La Mesa and El Cajon
  • Alberto Vasquez, Encanto


As the introductory council, members will create the structure and goals of the council as well as meeting format and other key communications. As part of the Coastkeeper team, the Community Advisory Council will work with staff and the board of directors to help the organization identify water quality issues in San Diego County.

Visit our Community Advisory Council online to learn more about the members and what they love about their communities.

Read more about the
Council's purpose and creation on our blog.