Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

Meet Our Director...


Dave Van Mullem

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Dave Van Mullem
Director and Air Pollution Control Officer

Dave Van Mullem was appointed Director and Air Pollution Control Officer in August 2011.  He has a B.S. in Business Statistics from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, an Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and an M.S. in Environmental Management from West Coast University. After graduating from college, Van Mullem was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, and then was assigned to Vandenberg Air Force Base in 1991 to manage the air quality program. Achieving the rank of Colonel, Van Mullem became Director of Environmental Management. He left Vandenberg in 1998 to lead the Santa Maria office of AECOM, an international environmental consulting firm. He has also served as an at-large member on the District's five-member (volunteer) Hearing Board since 2002. He lives in Orcutt with his wife, and has family in Goleta and Santa Barbara.


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