|Name||Michael J. Zucchet|
San Diego, California , United States
|Last Modifed||Summer Intern|
Nov 13, 2004 02:45pm
|Info|| Michael Zucchet was elected in November 2002 to represent San Diego's Second District on the San Diego City Council. Born and raised in San Diego, Mike is a third-generation resident of Council District Two and currently lives in Point Loma with his wife Teresa and daughter Molly. |
Mike is dedicated to protecting our coastal environment, creating a first-class infrastructure for the City of San Diego, and ensuring our public safety. He serves on the three Council committees: Natural Resources and Culture, Land Use and Housing, and Public Safety and Neighborhood Services. Mike is an active participant in the City's Clean Water Task Force and SANDAG's Energy Working Group and is an appointed member of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Board. Mike is also dedicated to promoting renewable energy and pursuing energy independence for the City of San Diego.
After earning his Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Mike obtained a Master's degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University. He worked as a renewable energy economist with the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC before returning to San Diego in 1996 to work as a City Council aide. From 1998 through 2002, Mike served as the legislative and community affairs director for the San Diego City Fire Fighters, coordinating efforts to enhance fire protection and emergency medical services in the City of San Diego.
Mike's passion for community activism and environmental protection grew from his work with the non-profit Environmental Defense Center in Santa Barbara while in college. He has also served as president of the San Diego League of Conservation Voters, vice president of the Pacific Beach Town Council, elected member of the Pacific Beach Community Planning Committee, and appointed member of the city's Select Committee on Government Efficiency and Fiscal Reform. Mike is also a graduate of LEAD San Diego.
District Two is comprised of the heart of San Diego and includes the communities of Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Old Town, Mission Hills, Park West, Little Italy, Downtown, and portions of La Jolla and Uptown.
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