CCEEB Announces New CED Project Director

SAN FRANCISCO--()--The California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) is pleased to announce that Jonathan Clay will be joining the California Environmental Dialogue (CED) as its new executive director. In this role, Clay will be leading efforts to promote dialogue among California business, environmental, and government leaders about critical environmental issues and long-term policy strategies.

“Jonathan is a known problem solver. He’s creative and knows how to advance innovative policies with key stakeholders. More importantly, he knows how to work within a coalition, and no group has as much diversity in background and perspectives as CED”

“Jonathan is a known problem solver. He’s creative and knows how to advance innovative policies with key stakeholders. More importantly, he knows how to work within a coalition, and no group has as much diversity in background and perspectives as CED,” said Gerald Secundy, CCEEB president.

President of JGC Government Relations in Sacramento, Clay has a long history working in the California political environment and brings a unique expertise in helping to solve complex issues amongst varied interest groups. Mr. Clay has extensive experience in the areas of water, land use planning, local government issues, and environmental regulation.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work with CED and its members to help address issues that will enhance the quality of life of Californians. The ability to work with the membership of CED, who are all respected leaders in their fields, is an opportunity that I am honored to have,” said Clay.

Prior to forming JGC Government Relations, Jonathan was the managing partner of Carpi & Clay, a government relations firm with offices in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Jonathan worked for Carpi & Clay for 15 years and handled a variety of issues over the course of his career with the firm. Prior to that, Clay served as an advisor and consultant to Robert C. Frazee at the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Jonathan was appointed to this position by then-Governor Pete Wilson. In addition to his work as a Governor appointee, Clay worked for State Senator Lucy Killea of San Diego and served as a research consultant for various business groups in San Diego, developing community profiles and market research.

Mr. Clay, along with his wife Heather, and their daughter Iris, lives in Davis, Ca. He is a member of the Davis Rotary Club, is a Paul Harris Fellow and received an MBA from San Diego State University and a BA from University of California, Davis.

CCEEB is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of business, labor, and public leaders founded by the late Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown in 1973. CCEEB works to advance strategies to achieve a sound economy and a healthy environment. CED is one of several projects that CCEEB facilitates and is exceptional for its direct engagement with top environmental and regulatory decisions makers. It is an on-going, open dialogue that engages its members in collaboration and consensus, building trust and understanding among a broad base of interests. For more information about CCEEB or CED contact Janet Whittick at 415-512-7890 x111.

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The California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) announces new Executive Director for the California Environmental Dialogue (CED).

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