“The Climate Crisis Hits Monterey County”
“Be Bold America!” Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 5:00pm (PDT)
As climate change and atmospheric rivers bring flooding, wind storms, and power outages to the Central Coast, Monterey County must prepare for an ongoing shift in its communities. This includes being faced with significant social and economic impacts including disadvantaged populations.
“Be Bold America!” has the honor of interviewing, not one, but two Monterey County Board of Supervisors, Mary Adams and Glenn Church, who are intimately aware of Monterey County’s challenges and potential solutions from the Pajaro flooding to the erosion of its beautiful coastline. So, please join “Be Bold America!” on January 28 at 5:00pm to hear, The Climate Crisis Hits Monterey County.
Monterey County Supervisor Mary Adams has led a 30-year career of public service solving problems for local families. Elected in 2016 and reelected in 2020 as the Fifth District Supervisor of Monterey County, Mary Adams was called to serve and lead again. In her first years as Supervisor, Mary proved herself a capable advocate on issues ranging from disaster and economic recovery to land use to creative solutions to our county’s housing and homelessness crisis. Prior to being called to serve, Mary served as President and CEO of United Way Monterey County for 14 years. She has also held senior leadership positions at the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Foundation, where she took on Big Tobacco, helped save hundreds of millions in funding for public health programs, and reduced tobacco-related illness and death in California. Mary Adams earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College.
Monterey County Supervisor Glenn Church, a fourth-generation North Monterey County resident, was born in Salinas in 1959 and grew up in the Elkhorn/Royal Oaks area. The son of a County Supervisor (Warren Church, 1965-1977,) Glenn learned the vital significance of public service, and that government should make life easier for people rather than being an obstacle. He made his successful bid for office based upon dedication to making government work for the people it represents. Throughout his life Glenn has been active in numerous organizations at local, state, and national levels. He is a long-time businessman and farmer, running his own landscaping company for more than 40 years, and now living on and managing the same properties that his father and great-grandfather farmed beginning in the 1920s and now a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm established in the 1950s. In 2020, Glenn and his wife, journalist Kathy McKenzie, co-authored the local history book, Humbled: How California’s Monterey Bay Escaped Industrial Ruin.
Michael Clancy holds degrees in Oceanography and Meteorology and has worked at the Science Applications International Corporation, the Naval Research Lab, and the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) in Monterey. Mike serves on the “Question Review Team” for the Annual Leon Panetta Lecture Series. Michael has authored over 100 publications in meteorology, oceanography and information technology, and received over 50 professional awards, including the Navy’s highest civilian award, the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, signed by the Secretary of the Navy. Mike is also a frequent lecturer on climate change and currently serves as Chair of the Monterey County Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.