Conference Speaker

Helene Schneider

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Helene brings over 15 years in municipal government leadership, most recently as mayor of Santa Barbara, California. She also served on the Santa Barbara City Council and as commissioner for her local Housing Authority. Helene co-chaired Bringing Our Community Home, Santa Barbara's countywide 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness, served as policy council chair on the countywide homelessness collaborative board, and chaired the U.S. Conference of Mayors Hunger & Homelessness Task Force. She has a certification in human resources management from UCLA Extension and a bachelor of arts degree from Skidmore College.