Climate Champions

By Richard Mineards   |   May 9, 2023
SB Mayor Randy Rowse, former mayor Helene Schneider, WOA honoree Hillary Hauser, Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte, and WOA emcee KEYT’s Beth Farnsworth (photo by Talia Helvey)
WOA honoree Leah Stokes, AWC-SB president Lisa Osborn, WOA honoree Hillary Hauser, and WOA director/AWC-SB board member Lauren Bianchi Klemann (photo by Talia Helvey)

The Santa Barbara chapter of The Association for Women in Communications hosted its 15th annual Women of Achievement Climate Champions lunch at the Cabrillo Pavilion when Hillary Hauser, a founder of Heal the Ocean, and Dr. Leah Stokes, the Anton Volk Associate Professor of Environmental Politics at UCSB, were honored.

KEYT-TV anchor Beth Farnsworth, a former honoree in 2019, emceed the event and interviewed the dynamic duo, with other speakers including former KEYT-TV reporter and WOA
committee member Kacey Drescher, Lauren Bianchi Klemann, WOA chair, and Lisa Osborn, AWC-SB president.

Guests included Gretchen Lieff, Jerry Roberts, Harry Rabin, former mayor Helene Schneider, Starshine Roshell, Judith Smith-Meyer, Joan Tapper, Mayor Randy Rowse, Maria McCall, Jennifer LeMay, Das Williams, C.J. Ward, Erin Graffy, Tracy Lehr, Anne Luther, and Teresa Kuskey.


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