Thursday, February 10, 2011

Das Williams appointed to the state Coastal Conservancy Board

Speaker of the Assembly John A Perez recently appointed Assemblymember Das Williams to the California Coastal Conservancy Board.

Mr. Williams will occupy one of six, non-voting seats held by statewide lawmakers; 3 from each the Assembly and the Senate. The appointed members provide legislative oversight to the Coastal Conservancy Board.

"The ocean has been a sacred space for me since childhood and throughout my time of public service I have fought to protect our coast, which serves as equalizer in our local society," Williams said. "The coastline that the affluent of our communities enjoy is the same that everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status should have the opportunity to enjoy."

"I'm honored that Speaker Perez recognizes my previous commitment to coastal issues and I see this appointment as an opportunity to continue that work."

The California Coastal Conservancy was established in 1976, and uses entrepreneurial techniques to purchase, protect, restore and enhance coastal resources and to provide access to the shore. The Conservancy is governed by a 7-member board of directors appointed by the Governor and State Legislature. - From Das' Assembly website

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