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CEC is committed to creating a more resilient and just region in the face of climate change. Through our work with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network and elsewhere, our vision includes an end to racial injustices and their resulting environmental inequities.

Jon Clark

Board Member
Jon Clark

Jon Clark is a native Santa Barbaran and has served for the past 15 years as President of the James S. Bower Foundation, a local grant maker that focuses on early childhood, education, end of life care, and the environment. Jon has a long history with CEC, initially interning in the mid-80s and years later becoming the organization’s third executive director. After leaving CEC in 1998, Jon became Executive Director of the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation, during which time he served as CEC’s Board President. In 2017 he was named Man of the Year by the Santa Barbara Foundation. As an active leader in our community, Jon has served on the Boards of a number of local organizations including Cottage Health, Santa Barbara Foundation, Storyteller Children’s Center, Carpinteria Children’s Project, Direct Relief International, Santa Barbara Region Economic Community Project, and Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce.

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