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William Hart - Chair
Term Expires: 2014
Contact Me: Phone: 949 361-8200 or

Civic Background: Chairman, Coastal Advisory Committee President, San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Foundation Member, SCORE Committee on Rancho Mission Viejo development Vice President, DeRail the Rail Past President, ReStore the Shore Member, Surfrider Foundation Adult Leader, Boy Scouts Troop 737

Personal Note: After 20 years living here I cannot imagine a better place to call home. I have a wonderful family and manage a regional office for a software company in downtown San Clemente. As a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, I find many aspects of San Clemente comparable to that beautiful city, and we can make it even more so. Right now San Clemente is a quiet secret, but I see the day when San Clemente will be widely regarded as California’s quintessential beach town. For this to happen, we must carefully protect our natural, cultural and historic resources. I hope everyone in our community shares this vision and will help maintain San Clemente as one of our state’s most attractive and livable communities.
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Susan Ambrose
Term Expires: 2014
Contact Me: Phone: 949 361-8200
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Don Brown (Planning Rep)
Term Expires: 2014
Contact Me: Phone: 949 361-8200

Civic Background: A graduate of the San Clemente Leadership Program. Currently on the Board of Directors South County Boys and Girls Club. Planning Commission member to the Coastal Advisory Committee. Was a member of the Serrano Creek Conservancy. Participant in the City of Lake Forest Opportunities Study. Additional organizations: Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the San Clemente Military Family

Personal Note I am a California native born in Glendale. I graduated with a BS degree from the U. S. Naval Academy. I have an MS in Systems Engineering from USC. A Marine Corps aviator for twenty years, Vietnam veteran (325 combat missions) with both air and ground units. A graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), and the Navy Test Pilot School (flown 52 different airplanes). Original test pilot and early Squadron Commander during the F/A-18 aircraft development. Twenty years as an Experimental Test Pilot with McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, early Test Pilot on the C-17 aircraft development. I retired as Director of Flight Operations for Boeing Airlift and Tanker Programs/Chief Pilot for the C-17 Program. Married with three children and very proud to live in San Clemente.
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Richard Dickey
Term Expires: 2015
Contact Me: Phone: 949 492-1498 or

Local Community Service: San Clemente Leadership Program, San Clemente Dons, Association for the Ampitheater, BarberShop Harmony Soc., Exchange Club, Shorecliffs Community Assoc. & Beach Club Assoc., C.U.S.D., GPAC, El Presidente: S.J.C. Swallows Festival (1979), Dana Pt. Yacht Club, U.S. Coast Guard Aux. (Dana Pt.) 30 years service with National Ski Patrol (NSP#2002)

Personal Statement: My wife convinced me and our 4 children to move to San Clemente in 1965 to escape the hustle and bustle of big city (Los Angeles & Glendale) living and to enjoy the ocean and beaches after a very active professional life, graduating from UCLA, working in the citrus industry as a quality-control bacteriologist, spending 4 years as a Health Physicist with the UCLA Atomic Energy Project, the Nevada Desert with the Civil Effects Test Group, serving 2 years as Chief of Radiological Defense for the City of Los Angeles, teaching at L.A. Trade Tech., followed by 10 years in the Nuclear Medical field, during which time I co-founded a company (Bio-Nuclear Laboratories, Inc.) and finally getting a chance to enjoy a wonderful family and a great life at the most overlooked spot on the Pacific Shoreline. Before retiring I was employed as a Nuclear Training and Safety Instructor by So. Calif. Edison at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
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Ken Nielsen
Term Expires: 2015
Contact Me: Phone: 949 361-8200
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Peter Salgado - Vice Chair
Term Expires: June 30, 2014
Contact Me: 949 361-8200

Personal Statement:
I love San Clemente. I love the City and especially its coastline. It is one of the main reasons why my wife and I moved to San Clemente. Serving on this committee gives me the opportunity to be more involved with the protection and preservation of our local coastline and to be more involved with my community. I am a registered Civil Engineer, with over 15 years of public works experience. I feel that my education and work experience bring a unique perspective to the committee. I look forward to serving the City of San Clemente as a member of the Coastal Advisory Committee.
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Michael Smith (BPR Rep)
Term Expires: 2014
Contact Me: Phone: 949 361-8200
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