Green Party of California
Application for Member, Delegation to Green Party of the United States
(job description)
received January 5, 2010

Name  -  Mike Chamness
City - Venice
County  - Los Angeles
Contact information (phone/email)

I have spent nearly 20 years working in various capacities as an activist with Green Party state organizations in Colorado, Arizona,& California and have been a part of dozens of movement level and political campaigns over that time.

In 1990-1992 I played an active role in the GPCA ballot qualification drive in Southern California. In Colorado I was a founding member of the Sopris Greens local, served as the GPCO State Chair from 1996-97 and ran as a write-in candidate for US Congress in 1996.

In 1996 and 2000 I served as a Volunteer Coordinator with GPCO for Nader's campaigns. In 2007 I relocated to California from Colorado where I served as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Stepstone Center, Mountain Folks for Global Justice, and KVNF Community Radio. Since then I was elected to the Green Party of Los Angeles County Council and currently serve as GPLAC co-coordinator.

I currently work full time at UCLA as a Senior Development Analyst. I have been employed as a Development Consultant for a number of area non-profits, including Solar Energy Int'l, SPARC, the Venice Peace & Justice Center, Holigent, and Live Arts.