Jan 22LEAD Goleta Community Academy
6:00 PM -
Jan 24Issue & Policy Roundtable: Public Safety Power Shutoffs
12:00 PM - Glen Annie Golf Club
Jan 25Winter Bird Count 4 Kids
9:00 AM -
- City of Goleta Introduces New Parks and Open Space Manager
- Registration Open for Upcoming CERT Training
- A Unique Week in Goleta with Representative Carbajal and Senator Jackson
- Issue & Policy Roundtable: Public Safety Power Shutoffs
The Monarch Press
City of Goleta Introduces New Parks and Open Space Manager The City of Goleta is pleased to announce the selection of a new Parks and Open Space Manager for its Public Works Department. This is an important role for the City which values and prides itself on its variety of parks and open spaces. George Thomson will take on the job of planning and managing the City of Goleta’s open space system. It’s a perfect match for George, a Goleta resident who brings more than 20 years of experience managing local ecosystems and developing hands-on community education and stewardship programs. George most recently worked for the City of Santa Barbara where he managed the design and construction of the City’s major park improvements and recreation facility renovations. During his time with the City of Santa Barbara he also oversaw habitat restoration projects, invasive plant removal programs and the development of constructed wetlands to improve creek and ocean water quality. George also served as Reserve Steward at the University of California’s Coal Oil Point Reserve and worked for five years at UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration. He attended UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, and the University of Tasmania in Australia. His graduate school research through UCSB focused on management of California’s central coast grasslands. City Manager Michelle Greene said, “We are thrilled to have George Thomson join our City team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of habitat restoration on the South Coast, which will be of great benefit to the City – particularly for our efforts to restore sensitive habitats on the Ellwood Mesa and enhance the Lake Los Carneros open space area. These areas are gems of our community, and we look forward to working with George on preserving and enhancing them and other open space areas within our community.” George starts his new position on February 3, 2020. He said, “Ellwood Mesa and the Butterfly Grove, Lake Los Carneros, Stow Grove Park, Evergreen Open Space, and other local treasures are so critically vital for our community’s quality of life. These are places we love and I am so excited to begin this new decade working towards the best possible stewardship of our open spaces.” We welcome George Thomson to our team and wish him great success ahead in this important and rewarding role for the City.
Registration Open for Upcoming CERT Training The City of Goleta is hosting the year’s first Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course in February and March 2020. CERT Training is free and designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using the 24 hours of training in this class to save lives and protect property. CERT training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice and by working as a team, you will be able to do the greatest good for the greatest number after a disaster, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim. Last October, CERT graduates participated in a countywide training drill. View the video to get a first-hand look at what you will learn: https://tinyurl.com/vmav78y. Classes will be held on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from February 4th thru March 31st from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Most classes will be held at the Goleta Valley Community Center (5679 Hollister Avenue). You must be able to attend all eight classes in order to take the class. Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot at https://tinyurl.com/v9xgmxw; you will be sent an email confirming your reservation by January 24th. If you do not get into the class, you will be contacted first for future courses. If you are interested in CERT training, but are unable to commit to the February/March dates, add your name to our waitlist (https://tinyurl.com/y6kbwyon) and be the first to know about future courses. If you have any questions on the course or about CERT in general, email CERT@cityofgoleta.org or call 805-961-7571. Photos from October 2019 CERT drill.
01/27/2020 Grant Funding Review Standing Committee Meeting Agenda and Materials Available Online https://t.co/kx0C0kobSL
We are pleased to announce George Thomson as the City's new Parks & Open Space Manager for the Public Works Depart… https://t.co/lmmM0LdIvm
Registration is open for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in February and March. CERT Training is… https://t.co/3ftkgkTOwJ