CivicSpark is supported by the San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District in the central coast, where 4 AmeriCorps Members are working with 7 local government agencies to implement Climate Action Plans and sustainability initiatives.
Our Central Coast team, made up of Anna Johnson, Jason McCrea, and Anna Olsen is busy assisting seven local governments with implementation of two Climate Action Plan initiatives; creating a plan for solar permitting, while encouraging energy efficiency through community outreach. The team is really beginning to see the fruits of their efforts. At a recent GHG Stakeholder meeting, one of their partners – a city planner– told the team, “Without CivicSpark we’d be getting nothing done on our Climate Action Plans!”
In addition to their core service, the team is also preparing to host an Energy Efficiency Block Party at the May San Luis Obispo Farmers Market where they will share education through activities and an Alternative Fuels Car Show.
The Civic Spark members have been very active, enthusiastic and engaged with our staff and have been a pleasure to work with. Their outreach work and Anna Olsen’s communication has been wonderful.
– Stephan Schmidt, Planner I, Energy, County of San Luis Obispo
CivicSpark Central Coast Projects
|SLO Climate Action Support
Work with SLO County and SLOAPCD on the implementation of Climate Action Plans for 7 local jurisdictions.
Beneficiaries: San Luis Obispo County, Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo
The Central Coast team is excited to be helping the municipalities in the SLO region to achieve their CAP implementation measure goals.
– Anna Olsen, CivicSpark Member
Meet our Team
|Rob Boisvert, Regional Supervisor
Rob Boisvert, Regional Supervisor Rob Boisvert is a retired US Army officer, most recently retired from federal civilian service, who brings over 40 years of leadership and program management experience to the team. He will be combining his skills and his lifelong interest and passion for the environment as a Regional Supervisor for CivicSpark. Rob has a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Anna Johnson went to Cal State Long Beach and received a degree in Cultural Anthropology and Environmental Geography. After graduating she interned for the City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability where she gained some experience working with local government on sustainability issues and projects.
Jason moved from Western Pennsylvania to the central coast to work with Civicspark and affect change through local governments with regard to climate change. After becoming convicted to affect environmental change Jason attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where he completed a Environmental Studies Policy, Planning, and Law with a minor in Urban Environmental Science.
Anna Olsen grew up in Ojai, California. As an undergrad, Anna went to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she received a BS in Animal Science and minors in Agribusiness and Equine Science. She recently finished her Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University.
Erica Rippe pursued her passion for the environment at UC Berkeley where she got a BS in Conservation and Resource Studies, while also on the women’s rowing team. Erica joined CivicSpark in the Central Coast region to work with local government protecting the beautiful state of California through Climate Action Plan implementation.