Jan 11, 2022
Water and climate issues in San Diego
Matt O’Malley

An advocate and attorney, Matt O'Malley serves as the Executive Director and Managing Attorney with San Diego Coastkeeper where he leads the organization’s legal, policy, and advocacy work while overseeing and guiding the organization’s education, science, community engagement, and advocacy programs and staff.  With over 20 years’ experience in public-interest environmental and land use law and policy, at Coastkeeper Matt utilizes strategic traditional and cross-sector partnerships, and local, state, and national laws and regulations to further the organizational mission to protect and restore San Diego County’s waterways and watersheds while ensuring humans and the environment recognize their fundamental right to clean water.  Matt also serves as an Alternate Commissioner to the California Coastal Commission, as the Legal Committee Chair and Board Member of the California Coastkeeper Alliance, and he is actively licensed to practice law in California, Florida, and Washington State.