The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy announced the election of its new 2013 officers last week. Irma R. Muñoz was elected chairperson and Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks was chosen as vice chairperson. Both positions are selected by voting members of the conservancy and have a one-year term.
Muñoz, a Los Angeles resident, is the founder and president of the nonprofit Mujeres de la Tierra. She has also served as chief of staff to a senior ranking state legislator and was named a “community champion” by the Annenberg Foundation in 2010.
Parks is the Ventura County Supervisor for the Second District. She has also served as Planning Commissioner, City Council member and Mayor for the City of Thousand Oaks.
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy was established by the State Legislature in 1980 with the goal of preserving Southern California’s natural spaces.