Central Coast Chapter History

 

The formation of the Central Coast Chapter in 1979 was due to the need to shorten the travel distance to attend meetings.  As the majority of the agencies on the Central Coast were small in nature, the need to limit time away from the office was a necessity.  There was a definite need to localize the meetings and increase participation.

Founding members included:  Jan Burns, Sylvia Burnside, Izzy Flores, Joanne Hopkins, Frank Mackey, Mary Myatt, Becky Robles, Tom Stewart, & Darleen Thompson.

Many of these members have since retired from law enforcement, and some have remained active within CLEARS and continue to be a valuable source of information for our newer members.

Past Presidents

Date Past President
2014-2015 Jennifer Chastain, Lompoc PD
2013 Nanette Pipitone-Pennock, Arroyo Grande PD
2011-2012 Mary Sponhaltz, Morro Bay PD
2008-2010 Ann Jutras, Atascadero PD
2006 - 2008 Jennifer Chastain, Lompoc PD
2005 - 2006 Karen Thomas, Simi Valley PD
2003 - 2004 Gene Hartin - Santa Barbara SO
2001 - 2002 Donna Klevesahl - Santa Maria PD
1999 - 2000 Karen Thomas - Simi Valley PD
1997 - 1998 Sherry Lange - Pismo Beach PD
1995 - 1996 Joanne Hopkins - Santa Maria PD
1993 - 1994  Gail Adamo - Santa Barbara PD
1990 - 1992 Mary Myatt - Ventura SO
1989 - 1990 Sylvia Burnside - Simi Valley PD
1987 - 1989 Gail Adamo - Santa Barbara PD
1986 - 1987 Tom Stewart - San Luis Obispo PD
1985 - 1986 Melinda Cabral - UC Santa Barbara PD
1984 - 1985 Patti Wilhelm - Cal Poly PD
1983 - 1984  Fred Ballard - Grover Beach PD
1982 - 1983 Marv Houghton - Ventura PD
1981 - 1982 Mary Myatt - Ventura SO
1980 - 1981 Frank Mackey - Santa Barbara PD
1979 - 1980 Joanne Hopkins - Santa Maria PD

LIFETIME & HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS

Mary Myatt State & Chapter Lifetime Member Ventura Co. SO
Darleen Thompson State & Chapter Lifetime Member Santa Barbara Co. SO
Joanne Hopkins State & Chapter Lifetime Member Santa Cruz PD
Karen Thomas State & Chapter Lifetime Member Simi Valley PD
Joy Elliott Chapter Lifetime Member Morro Bay PD
Gene Hartin State & Chapter Lifetime Member Santa Barbara Co. SO