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Ed France

Executive Director

Ed joins Leading From Within with twenty years of experience in the social sector as a volunteer, social entrepreneur and non-profit executive. In addition to leading the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, SBBIKE, for the past twelve years, Ed has three years of experience working in local government with the City of Santa Barbara, and eleven years serving on City Advisory committees. He is a proud alumnus of UCSB’s Environmental Studies program where he was awarded the Environmental Service award as a student organizer for co-founding the campus composting program, Department of Public Worms,  the statewide California Student Sustainability Coalition, and leading a $1.2 million initiative to build the broida bicycle path.  As a co-founder of the Bici Centro Do-it-yourself bike education center and lead staff with SBBIKE, Ed was awarded the George and Vie Obern Award, the Barry Siegel Award, and the Independent’s Local Heroes award. Ed enjoys running, mountain biking, ocean sports and playing ultimate frisbee on the beach. Please reach out to Ed to check in over a coffee or stroll around the neighborhood.

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