Kathleen Lee grew up in Pacific Grove where she developed a profound love for the coast and open spaces. Kathleen holds a B.A. in Political Science and an Executive Masters in Public Administration. She is proud to represent Ward 4 on the MPRPD board, which she joined in 2011.
After working for elected officials at the federal and county level for twenty two years, she is now the Executive Director of the Point Lobos Foundation. Kathleen enjoys working on the various policy issues involving open space management, fiscal stability, equity and health benefits of nature. Kathleen strongly believes that our parks and open spaces belong to all residents and these spaces are critical components to the wellbeing of our community. She is proud of the work the District has done to earn the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation, the acquisition and naming of the Joyce Stevens Monterey Pine Forest Preserve, the District’s work to be a leader in environmental stewardship and conservation as well as the opportunity to work with the dedicated staff at MPRPD.
Kathleen lives on the Monterey Peninsula with her husband Rob and their two children. Both feel blessed to be active members of the community and enjoy community and public service.