Green Coast Alliance

Green Coast Alliance

The Green Coast Alliance (GCA) is a regional strategy to leverage public and private assets and natural resources to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and job growth through research, business incubation, private investment, focused workforce development, targeted economic development and policy development. The GCA will focus on the emerging green economy including, renewable energy, and other technologies that promote sustainability as well as public engagement in the process of “going green.” It will facilitate the transformation to a more sustainable economy and environment in Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties and Monterey Counties.

Board of Directors

Dave Auston – Institute for Energy Efficiency, UCSB

Bill Buratto, Chair – Ventura County Economic Development Association

Dave Davis – Community Environmental Council

Henry Dubroff – Pacific Coast Business Times

Jim Dunning – C3 Research Partnership, Cal Poly SLO

Harold Edwards – Limoniera Company

Dr. Chris Kimball – California Lutheran University 

Mary Ann Leffel – Monterey County Business Council

George Short, Secretary – Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Shreck

For further information, contact Bill Buratto at