The Board of the Morro Bay Open Space Alliance is an all-volunteer group of people who want to preserve the greenbelt and access to nature around Morro Bay. If you are interested in joining this working Board, there is an application form at the bottom of this page.
Glenn Silloway, Chair
Glenn moved to Morro Bay from Minnesota in 2003. He is a political scientist by training, a marketer by occupation, and a conservation supporter by conviction. He is active in several community-based organizations in SLO County and serves on the Morro Bay City General Plan Advisory Committee.
Janet Gibson, Vice Chair
Janet’s experience in environmental non-profits comes from a decade of various positions within the Green Building Council. As a geologist by training and an earlier occupation, she still loves rocks and the landscapes they create. Much of her free time is spent happily hiking in and around the Big Sur coast.
Tina Metzger, Secretary
Tina owns a land use planning firm, and is a member of the adjunct faculty at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
Bill Luffee, Treasurer
Bill moved to San Luis Obispo County in 1974 and then to Morro Bay in 1999. He is a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate, a business owner, and a strong supporter of conservation. He is a member of the Morro Bay Harbor Advisory Board, and is deeply concerned about Morro Bay in general.
Dianne is a retired biology teacher. She has lived part time in Morro Bay since 1975 and full time since 2004. She has been or is involved in several environmental activities in the area including membership and fundraising with the Cayucos Land Conservancy, marine mammal rescues with The Marine Mammal Center, San Luis Obispo Women’s Hiking Group, and Morro Bay in Bloom.
Donna Burke studied Biology at Cal Poly and the University of Queensland in Australia. Her passion is to educate youth to appreciate the wonder and beauty of our natural world. Donna enjoyed being a Naturalist at a local outdoor school during the school year, and Lifeguard and Morro Bay Junior Lifeguard Coordinator during the summers. She enjoys traveling and led college students in an intensive indigenous scientific study to Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia. Currently, she teaches high school Earth Science, Biology, and Environmental Science and is the school’s Science Curriculum Specialist. It’s very important to her to share her subject knowledge and the value of protecting our environment with current and future generations.
Greg moved to Morro Bay from Santa Barbara in 1986 and purchased his familie's home in Morro Bay shortly thereafter. He has been a pilot for American Airlines for 29 years, and has headed-up an airline pilot advocacy group for the last 8 years. He is vey appreciative of the special natural resources of Morro Bay and the Central Coast, and wants to preserve these treasures for future generations to enjoy. You will often find him surfing, mountain biking, or hiking the local hills with his family.
Mimi Whitney Hafft
Mimi Whitney Hafft has over 25 years of experience in the land use and environmental planning field. She has supported many conservation oriented projects beginning in the 1970s when she co-founded Save San Bruno Mountain and lobbied State Parks for 4.2 million in matching funds to preserve one of the largest expanses of open space in the SF Bay Area. Throughout her career she has worked at the city, county and state levels on many land use projects and policy issues such as historic preservation, design guidelines and affordable housing. She has also served as a planning commissioner in several communities and a county parks commissioner. Retired, she devotes time to her oil painting, gardening and travel pursuits.