The Channel Counties Division Channel Counties Division includes 25 cities in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, and provides members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and information and share the advantages of cooperative advocacy. Non-member cities are indicated with *.
San Luis Obispo
The division is guided by an executive committee under the leadership of a division president. Elected city officials and professional city staff attend division meetings throughout the year to share what they are doing and advocate for their interests in Sacramento.
Division members also participate in the development of League policy through representation on:
- The League board of directors;
- Policy committees;
- The Annual Conference Resolution Committee; and
- The Annual Conference Program Committee.
2015-2016 Division Officers
President: Joel Brice, mayor, Thousand Oaks
First Vice President: Fred Shaw, council member, Carpinteria
Second Vice President: Miriam Shaw, council member, Grover Beach
Division Director: Helene Schneider, mayor, Santa Barbara
Past President: Shelly Higgenbotham, mayor, Pismo Beach
Division Secretary/Treasurer: Mina Layba, legislative manager, Thousand Oaks
Channel Counties Regional Public Affairs Manager:
Cell: (805) 797-3530