CLCV Honors David Allgood with Environmental Leadership Award

Nov 10, 2015
By Jenesse Miller

David Allgood is a longtime environmental leader and the recently-retired Political Director of the California League of Conservation Voters. For more than 25 years, Allgood has played a leading role in CLCV’s core work—electing environmental champions and working with the progressive community to pass strong environmental laws. He has been a driving force behind many of California’s most important environmental policies, including the effort to reduce air pollution from our state's major ports and protect the health of workers and residents in surrounding communities. In 2001, Allgood organized what would become the California Alliance, a coalition of progressive groups including CLCV, the California Nurses Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California; the Alliance has been instrumental in electing numerous environmental champions to the state legislature. Allgood’s legacy includes serving as the Board Chair for the Coalition for Clean Air and the Environmental Alliance for California’s Health. He served on the California Coastal Commission, and was as an Ex Officio Member of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. He is a past member of the Advisory Council of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, and was a Founding Board Member of SalPAC, America’s first Salvadoran-American Political Action Committee. He was tapped by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass for the Environmental Commission of California, and previously held a similar position for State Senator Alan Lowenthal.

Watch his acceptance speech here:



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