About Us

Committees

Working through its committee structure, and with limited contract administrative support, the Board and a cadre of dedicated volunteers are responsible for conceiving and executing all Conservancy programs. To volunteer for a committee or for special events click here.

Program

The Program Committee plans historic, architectural and neighborhood tours in Santa Monica, house salons, lectures, seminars and all other Conservancy events.

Governmental Affairs

The Governmental Affairs Committee works with city staff, the city council and other community leaders to improve procedures, policies and their implementation for historic preservation in Santa Monica.

Advocacy

The Advocacy Committee serves as the “watchdog” of the Conservancy. It helps save the cultural and historic treasures of our community as well as works proactively to identify and save these assets. It handles public education efforts and lobbying City officials and community leaders.

Communications and Publications

This committee coordinates communications to the public and our membership. It produces our newsletter, publications, the website, announcements and press releases.

Membership

Membership handles all aspects of recruiting and retaining our critically important support base.

Executive Committee

This committee consists of the President, immediate Past-President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer of the board of directors and provides leadership and strategic direction to organization.

Fundraising

The Fundraising Committee cultivates current and prospective donors, researches funding sources, writes proposals and works closely with the Executive, Program and Membership Committees.

Capital Campaign Cabinet

The Board’s Fundraising Committee now functions, with the addition of several non-board members prominent in the preservation and local business communities, as a Capital Campaign Cabinet, the driving force in securing the resources to achieve the organization’s strategic goals.  It has been fully engaged in the identification and rating of prospects, preparation of proposals and materials describing the organization and its programs, and calling on prospects to request support.  Additional individuals prominent in the business, entertainment and preservation communities have been recruited to serve as honorary campaign cabinet members.