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)

Conservation Coalition

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)

Rotary Club.

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

Common Cause.

Honorary Member, Ventura County Master Chorale