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Environmental leader named to Santa Monica City Council

February 24, 2010 |  7:35 am

The Santa Monica City Council has appointed environmental advocate Terry O'Day to serve in the seat left vacant last month when Mayor Ken Genser died.

O'Day, a 12-year resident of Santa Monica, is executive director of the group Environment Now. He earned a bachelor's degree with honors in public policy from Stanford University and has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

He completed the Coro Public Affairs Fellows Program and served for six years on the Santa Monica Planning Commission.

O'Day will serve on the council until Nov. 2, when voters may elect a new council member to serve the remainder of the term, which expires in 2012.

-- Martha Groves

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