Exec Committee

Mr. Fred MeurerFred Meurer (Chair): Retired Army Officer, former Monterey City Manager, Past President of the Association of Defense Communities, and current member of the Governor’s Military Council

Hans Uslar (Vice-Chair): Retired Naval Officer and current Monterey City Manager


Dick Elster (At-Large Member): Retired NPS Professor, former NPS Provost, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Resource Management and Support.

Mike Clancy (Member): Retired Navy Civilian, former Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) Technical Director.

Monica Lal (Member): CEO, Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

PK Diffenbaugh (Member): Superintendent, MPUSD – Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

Steven Adams, (Member): City Manager, King City

Janine Chicourrat, (Member): Monterey County Hospitality Association

Nick Chiulos, (Member): Monterey County

Kimbley Craig (Member): Mayor, City of Salinas