Aeron Arlin Genet
Director and Air Pollution Control Officer
Aeron Arlin Genet joined the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District as Director and Air Pollution Control Officer in January 2016. Arlin Genet brings many years of experience in air quality, and demonstrated leadership in climate action planning and alternative fuels. Arlin Genet joined the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (SLOAPCD) in 2000, managing policy development and implementing clean fuels and outreach programs. In 2002, she was promoted to Manager of the SLOAPCD’s Planning, Monitoring, and Outreach Division. As a Manager at SLOAPCD, Arlin Genet worked on air quality planning, air quality monitoring, land use planning, and grants programs. Starting in 2006, she led efforts by San Luis Obispo County agencies and cities to prepare climate change initiatives, and obtained funds for development and implementation of climate action plans for all of the jurisdictions.
For almost 10 years, as the founder of the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition, Arlin Genet has secured federal Department of Energy funding for clean vehicles programs for Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. The Coalition brings together schools, fuel and vehicle providers, the public, and government agencies — including the District — throughout the region. Prior to working for the SLOAPCD, Arlin Genet served first as an Environmental Issues Coordinator and then as the External Affairs Coordinator for the Western States Petroleum Association, an oil industry trade organization. She graduated from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She and her husband will be moving to Santa Barbara County.