The South Coast’s most prominent environmental advocacy organization has hired a new Executive Director.
Owen Bailey with take over the top spot at the Santa Barbara based Environmental Defense Center on January 1st. Bailey has been with the Sierra Club for more than a decade. Bailey had worked with the EDC on some issues facing the region.
He will fill the vacancy created by the pending retirement at the end of the year by David Landecker, who was involved with the EDC for three decades, and served as its Executive Director for more than five years.
The EDC is a non-profit environmental law firm which works with community, and environmental groups trying to protect the region against issues like pollution, and potentially harmful development.