The White House has appointed San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox to the National Ocean Council's Governance Coordinating Committee, a group that advises the President on ocean policy issues.
Cox was chosen for his service on the California Coastal Commission, his leadership of San Diego's growing Blue Economy and his advocacy on initiating Marine Spatial Planning.
The National Ocean Council is charged with implementing the National Ocean Policy, which was created by President Obama in 2010 to improve the health of our oceans, support our economy, bolster safety and security, and better understand how our activities impact the ocean.
The Governance Coordinating Committee of the Council includes state, local and tribal representatives from across the nation. Cox was nominated by the National Association of Counties and will serve a two-year term.