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Renée Bahl

Renée Bahl has 25 years of parks, conservation and recreation experience at the local and state levels. She currently is an Associate Vice Chancellor for University of California, Santa Barbara, overseeing design, construction, facilities and safety services for the campus. Previously, she was Assistant County Executive Officer for the County of Santa Barbara where her portfolio included overseeing county parks. From 2009 to 2012, she was Executive Director of the Arizona State Parks Board where she worked on partnerships to keep State Parks open during the state’s financial crises. Bahl served as Director of San Diego County Parks and Recreation, where she directed the rebuild and stabilization of 15,000 acres of parkland and 21 facilities after the 2003 Cedar and Paradise wildfires. 
 
Prior to her time with San Diego County Parks and Recreation, Bahl served as Assistant Director of Arizona State Parks, leading statewide grant programs, non-motorized trail and off-highway vehicle programs, land conservation programs, the State Historic Preservation Office and statewide planning. Bahl received her Master of Public Administration in Policy Analysis/Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University in Atlanta. [updated June 2018]