I Love A Clean San Diego Hires Carlsbad Resident Steve Morris as New Executive Director
Morris arrives with years of nonprofit management and business development experience.
SAN DIEGO (February 17, 2022) – I Love A Clean San Diego’s board of directors today announces Steve Morris as the new executive director for the 67-year-old environmental nonprofit. Morris was selected for his extensive nonprofit management and business development experience.
“Including his management experience, Steve brings enthusiasm, dedication and a desire to protect San Diego County’s environment,” said Summer Haines I Love A Clean San Diego’s president. “We look forward to working with him to strengthen our services to the residents and businesses throughout the region.”
Morris brings over 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience combined with a passion for the environment. He has worked for several dynamic nonprofit organizations successfully leading efforts in program growth, financial management, fundraising, staff development and building community relationships.
“Being offered an opportunity to contribute to an organization that has such a long history and commitment to improving our environment for people in the communities we call home is a true honor,” said Morris. “As a San Diego native, I grew up enjoying our beaches and trails, which contributed to a deep appreciation for the outdoors and preserving its health and beauty.”
Most recently, Morris held the role of executive director at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente where he combined his love of surfing and nonprofit leadership experience. He also served for four years as Outdoor Education Program Director at YMCA Camp Surf and three years as Development Director for the entire YMCA Overnight Camping Branch.
Morris holds a Master’s degree in nonprofit leadership and management from the University of San Diego where he studied organizational leadership, financial management, program design/evaluation, and volunteer/board engagement. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
As an environmentalist, Morris has completed his master composter certificate from the Living Coast Discovery Center and loves to share his composting knowledge with others.
Morris lives in Carlsbad with his wife Desiree and two rescue dogs.
About I Love A Clean San Diego County
Founded in 1954, I Love A Clean San Diego County (ILACSD) is an environmental nonprofit on a mission to create zero waste lifestyles and zero litter throughout San Diego County. ILACSD serves about 90,000 students, adults and businesses every year by providing environmental education, volunteer cleanup and beautification programs, and recycling and zero waste solutions. On average, the organization hosts over 900 workshops and produces 600 community cleanups each year. Community cleanups are responsible for clearing nearly half a million pounds of pollution from the region annually. ILACSD is dedicated to empowering every person to be leaders in conservation and waste-free living in order to protect and improve the health of the home we love. Connect at CleanSD.org, WasteFreeSD.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, or call 619.291.0103.
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