California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) Announces First Meeting of Green Advisory Council


*Press Release*
November 11, 2011

Contact: Jenesse Miller, CLCV – 510.844.0235

LOS ANGELES, Calif.  (November 11, 2011) – The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) – the political arm of the state’s environmental movement – today announced the first annual meeting in Los Angeles of its Green Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of influential environmental leaders drawn from California’s business, labor, government and other sectors.

‘We’re thrilled to recognize publicly the members of CLCV’s Green Advisory Council and host them at the Council’s first annual meeting,” said Wendy Mitchell, Council Chair and CLCV Board member. “Council members generously provide their diverse skills and support to CLCV in service of California’s environment, public health and clean energy economy.”

The Green Advisory Council provides advice in many areas of CLCV’s work, including political and legislative priorities, communications planning, and development efforts. Responsibilities of members include attendance at meetings, assisting with fundraising efforts, advising CLCV on programs at its annual meeting and serving as ambassadors for CLCV in California’s many business, labor, and political communities. Council members serve for a two-year term.

“California’s environment will be well served by our Green Advisory Council’s expertise and creativity as CLCV enters the pivotal 2012 election season and works to elect an environmental majority to the state legislature,” said Rick Zbur, Chair of CLCV’s Board of Directors.

CLCV Green Advisory Council Members

  • Becki Ames, Chief of Staff to Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster
  • Preston Brooks, Partner, Cox, Castle & Nicholson
  • Todd Campbell, Director of Public Policy, Clean Energy
  • Glen Dake, Landscape Architect, GDML
  • Estela de Llanos Carlson, Senior Environmental Counsel, Sempra Energy
  • Tal Finney, Attorney, Dongell Lawrence Finney LLP
  • Doug Goldman, President, Goldman Environmental Foundation, presenters of the Goldman Environmental Prize
  • Victor Griego, President, Diverse Strategies for Organizing
  • Sharon Keyser, Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Government & Community Relations, Paramount Pictures
  • Stephen Matloff, Sustainable Building Contractor
  • Megan Norris, Organizer, Sierra Club California
  • Wendy Pulling, Director of Conservation Programs, The Nature Conservancy
  • Thomas Safran, Chairman, Thomas Safran & Associates
  • Nancy Stephens, Board of Trustees, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Daniel Yost, Partner, Orrick, Harrington & Sutcliffe LLP

About the California League of Conservation Voters

The political muscle of the environmental movement in America’s leading environmental state, the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) is the nation’s oldest grassroots environmental political action organization. CLCV uses sophisticated campaign tools to help elect pro-environment officials – and to hold them accountable for passing legislation to protect health, communities and the environment. CLCV publishes the annual California Environmental Scorecard, which rates the actions of every state legislator and the governor on the state’s environmental priorities each legislative year. For more information about CLCV, visit


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