Former Del Mar Mayor Don Mosier joins San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy board

Don Mosier
Don Mosier

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) recently announces its newest board member, Donald Mosier, M.D., Ph.D., of Del Mar.

Mosier is professor emeritus in the Department of Immunology & Microbial Science at the Scripps Research Institute, having recently retired after four decades of HIV-1/AIDS research.

Mosier brings with him a long history of community service, including being Mayor of Del Mar 2010–2011, a two-term City Council member and a member of the Design Review Board.

He has served as the San Dieguito River Park & Open Space JPA board chair, liaison to the Del Mar Community Connections, the Del Mar Lagoon Committee, the Del Mar Village Association, the Ad Hoc Design Review Committee and many, many more.

Said Mosier, “I am pleased to join the board to help protect and complete the Coast to Crest trail and to provide more recreational and educational opportunities for all of our citizens.”

“I’m very pleased to have Don as a member of the Conservancy’s board. His public volunteerism is exceptional and his experience as a JPA board member is a natural fit to now work with the Conservancy, the JPA’s key partner,” said Peter Shapiro, president of the SDRVC board.

Founded in 1986 by a group of citizens from the coast area, the Conservancy, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring natural and cultural resources within the 55-mile-long San Dieguito watershed, and has been successful, along with its partners, in acquiring and assisting in the funding of thousands of acres of land and restoring hundreds of acres of habitat.