Assemblyman Das Williams accepted a position on the California  State  Coastal  Conservancy  Board  earlier  this week.

Speaker  of  the  Assembly  John  A.  Perez  appointed Williams  to  one  of  the  six  advisory  seats  held  by  three Assembly and three state Senate members. Williams and the  other  non-voting  members  will  provide  legislative counsel and oversee the board.

The  California  State  Coastal  Conservancy  —  established  in  1976  —  consists  of  a  seven-member  board  of directors and is responsible for protecting the state’s coast. According  to  a  press  release  from  Williams,  the Conservancy  has  initiated  over  1,800  projects  along  the California coast and in the San Francisco Bay. Williams  grew  up  in  Isla  Vista,  starting  when  he began the fourth grade. He later attended Santa Barbara City  College,  UC  Berkeley  and  UCSB’s  Bren  School  of Environmental Science & Management.

Williams served on the Santa Barbara City Council for seven years advocating middle-income housing, the city’s Land Usage Ordinance and energy efficiency.
— Staff Report