Catherine Tyrrell (Secretary)

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Catherine Tyrrell is an environmental planner and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) AP (accredited professional). She holds a masters degree in urban planning from UCLA.

Catherine served in a number of environmental leadership positions throughout her career including as the first executive director of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project (now the Bay Commission), Assistant Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Director of Environmental Affairs for Playa Vista. 

At Playa Vista she was instrumental in guiding the completion of Ballona Discovery Park and forming the partnership with LMU and the Friends of Ballona Wetlands that resulted in Ballona Discovery Park Partners. She served as its founding president through 2019. 

She currently serves as the President of the Ballona Wetlands Conservancy, Secretary of the Friends of Ballona Wetlands, and is a Board member of the (Santa Monica) Bay Foundation.

Tyrrell and her husband, who have three grown children, have lived locally first in Playa del Rey and then in Playa Vista since 1985.

Friends of Ballona Wetlands