Meet Your Mayoral Candidate: Hal Conklin
Welcome to the first installment of edhat's "Meet Your Mayoral Candidates!" Every day this week we'll be featuring information and a video interview from our five applicants vying to be the next Santa Barbara Mayor in alphabetical order, because Ed does not take sides. Today, we're featuring Hal Conklin, learn more about him below.
Hal is the former Mayor of Santa Barbara who lost the fight to remain in office after an attempt to challenge the local term limit law was refused. He resigned on January 3, 1995. Currently, Hal is the President at USA Green Communities and is Corporate Board Co-Chair, Environmental Media Association, Hollywood, CA.
Conklin sits on many boards locally and statewide, including Free Methodist Church, United States of America. He also reviewed films for Cinema in Focus from a Christian perspective.
Hal’s policy interests include youth and families, the arts, historic preservation, energy conservation and solar energy development. A key contribution Hal has made to the effectiveness of the Institute board has been the priority he places on people connecting on a personal level.