Richard YbarraChapter Executive Director
Richard Ybarra is Executive Director of Community Associations Institute – San Diego. This comes after three and a half years as Executive Director of Braille Institute San Diego. Previously he was a senior consultant at Ybarra Company – a Public Affairs business owned by his adult children. They work with nonprofits, corporations, education groups, government agencies, churches, labor, trade associations and foundations. Richard earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
A San Diego native, Richard attended St. Augustine High School, Southwestern College, Chapman University and San Diego State University, as a Psychology Major and PE Minor.
Richard has extensive experience in government relations and public policy at local, state and national levels – having specialized in communication, land use, water, energy and project entitlements. He served as National Vice President of Eureka Communities and as a educational consultant to the University of California President’s Office.
Richard taught Upper Division Public Administration at CSU Bakersfield and Political Science at Southwestern College
Boards: Bayview Height’s CDC, UCSD Board of Overseers, The Organizing Institute, St. Frances School, California Living Museum, San Diego Red Cross, Homecare Workers Service Center and has coached many youth sports teams.