New South Coast Representative


Recently, Margaret Clark was appointed to serve on the California Biodiversity Council representing the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Well respected among her local government peers for her knowledge of water quality and environmental issues, Mrs. Clark is active in a number of local, state, and national organizations and agencies charged with both crafting and implementing environmental policies.

Photo of Margaret ClarkMargaret is a member of the Rose-mead City Council, a position she has held since March 1991. In addition to her council responsibilities, she was elected to serve as President of the Los Angeles County Division of the League of California Cities and is a member of the California Contract Cities Association executive board. Margaret represents the City of Rosemead on the board of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) and the South Coast Air Quality Management Districtís Local Government and Small Business Working Group.

Mrs. Clark serves as a founding board member on the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountain Conservancy, a position to which she was elected by her colleagues from the 29 SGVCOG cities. The Conservancy is the nationís largest urban conservancy. As a founding member, Margaret has the unique opportunity to help define and execute a vision for this important open space, environmental, recreational, scenic, and wildlife resource.

Margaret takes her public sector and environmental stewardship responsibilities seriously and is a tireless advocate for taking a reasoned, comprehensive, and holistic approach to environmental issues. Margaret sees the Council as a vehicle for improved coordination and cooperation between the various resource management and environmental protection organizations at the federal, state, and local levels. Additionally, she views this as a means for strengthening the ties between the environmental communities and governments through promoting strong local leadership and encouraging comprehensive solutions to regional issues.

Prior to matriculating from college, Margaret studied in Europe at the University of Bordeaux through the University of California Education Abroad Program. She holds a bachelorís degree and teaching credential from UCLA, where she met Jim, her husband of 37 years. They reside in Rosemead, where they have raised their family.

California Biodiversity News: Volume 9, Number 2
Fall/Winter 2002
For more information on the California Biodiversity Council, please contact:
Erin Klaesius, Communications Coordinator
CA Biodiversity Council
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814