Attorney Tarren Collins was born and raised here, and she has made the deliberate choice to continue to make San Luis Obispo County her home. Tarren believes it is important to contribute to the vitality of our community and to maintain our quality of life here. She serves in leadership roles in community groups, and has donated her services to protect and preserve this amazing place we call home.
Pismo Beach Planning Commissioner - 2017 to present • Member, Board of Directors of the Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers – 2015 to present • Chair, National Sierra Club’s Great Coastal Places Campaign - 2000 to 2007 • Chair, National Sierra Club’s Building Environmental Communities Steering Committee - 2005 to 2007 • Chair, Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club – 1999 to 2004. • Co-Chair, SLO Coast Alliance, a coalition of 33 environmental organizations with over 22,000 supporters - 2000 to 2004 • Attorney for the San Luis Obispo County Chumash Council (A Native American group protecting Sacred Sites) - 1996 to present • Member of Sierra Club California Political Committee - 2000 to present • Member of the Board of Directors of American Land Publishing Project – 1999 to 2005 • Work on local, state and federal campaigns • Worked in 2003 on Sacred Lands Bills AB 974 and SB 18 (State Of California) • Worked with former Congresswoman Capps and then Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt to draft the management plan for Carrizo Plains National Monument. • Member of San Luis Obispo County Save Open-Space & Agricultural Resources (SOAR) Initiative Campaign Steering Committee. • Served on the Bureau of Land Management Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Management Steering Committee. • Served as the Environmental Community Alternate Representative on the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area Technical Review Team – 2001 to 2003. • Served on ACLU Legal Review Committee.