Omer Rains Affiliations
Eco-Entrepreneur & Humanist
Educational Organizations and Responsibilities:
Former member, State Council of the University of California Alumni Association
University of California Statewide Citizens’ Committee
President, University of California Alumni Association (Ventura County Chapter) – 1970
University of California Scholarship Committee (1970 to 1974)
University of California School of Law Alumni Association
Marymont School (Santa Barbara) – former member of Advisory Board
Washington School P.T.A. (Ventura)
Guest Lecturer on Politics, Finance, Law, Planning and Environmental Problems at University and College level (graduate and undergraduate programs)
Miscellaneous Political Activities:
Delegate to State Democratic Conventions
Co-chairman for California Assembly Candidate, 17th A.D. (1966)
Chairman, Lawyers Committee for Muskie (1972 Presidential Primary).
Member, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties; Democratic Central Committee
California Delegate to the Democratic National Mini-Convention in Kansas City (1974)
California Delegate the Democratic National Convention in Memphis (1978)
California Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in New York City (1980)
Coordinator, 1976 Western States Democratic Campaign Committee (principal states of concern being Hawaii and California)
Western States Co-Chairman, Carter for President Campaign (1976 and 1980)
California State Representative, Advisory Committee to President Carter
Patron, Democratic Century Club
Planning and Environmental Groups & Related Organizations
Member, International Board of Director’s, Rural Education & Development (READ)
Member, Social Venture Network (SVN)
Southern California Planning Congress
Regional Plan Association of Southern California (former member, Board of Directors)
Planning and Conservation League
Council for Planning and Conservation
Environmental Coalition of Ventura County (formerly, General Counsel)
Sierra Club (formerly, Ventura County Chairman of Los Padres Chapter Legal Committee)
Citizens to Preserve the Ojai (formerly General Counsel)
Save San Francisco Bay Association
Save the Redwoods League
Friends of the River
Community Environmental Council of Santa Barbara
Las Positas (Santa Barbara) Park Foundation, Trustee
American River Natural History Association
Founder, Californians Against Waste
Counties of Ventura and Santa Barbara
Chairman, Ventura Planning Commission, 1971 to 1974.
Chairman, City of Ventura Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC)
Chairman, Economics and Demographics Sub-Committee.
HUD Community Development Committee (Annual Arrangement Program), 1971 to 1974.
Chairman, City of Ventura Committee to Revise General Plan, 1971 to 1973.
Member, Citizens Advisory Committee
for the Redevelopment of Downtown Ventura.
Delegate to the 1970 League of California Cities Convention.
Chairman, City of Ventura Subdivision Committee, 1971.
Member, City of Ventura Housing Coordinating Committee, 1970.
Member, City of Ventura Street Name Committee, 1970-72.
Member, City of Ventura Industrial Committee, 1971.
Regional Plan Association of Southern California (RPA)
Member, Board of Directors, 1971 to 1974
Ventura Port District:
General Counsel (December, 1972 to July, 1974).
Miscellaneous Affiliations, Awards and Activities (past and present)
Listed in various editions of “Who’s Who” (National, Regional and State).
1971 Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented to Ventura’s Outstanding Citizen.
1969 Ventura County Law Day Chairman.
Coach in Ventura Youth Basketball Association League.
Sponsor, Eagle Scout Recognition Program, Boy Scouts of America
Greater Ventura Chamber of Commerce; Vice President, 1974
Member, Board of Directors, 1973-1975; Chairman, Visitor’s and Convention Bureau
and member of several other Chamber committees
Ventura Trade Club
Oxnard Chamber of Commerce
Oxnard Trade Club (Board of Directors, 1970-71)
Navy League of the United States.
Patron, Ventura Concert Series Association.
Ventura County 4-H Sponsors Club.
Ventura Marina Association.
VOTER (Venturan’s Organized to Encourage Registration).
Venturan’s in Action: One of original incorporators and directors
of “VIA”, an umbrella organization designed to assist the following groups: Ventura Youth Employment Service; Ventura Free Clinic; Ventura Hot Line; Horizon of Ventura; Catacombs Associated
Honorary Member, Ventura County Master Chorale