Parks and Recreation Commissioner
SLO County Parks Nipomo resident Connie O’Henley is originally from Etna, a small community in northern California. Connie found her way to the central coast through Cal Poly where she studied Agricultural Business Management. She has a long history of nonprofit organizational management and community development. Since 2007, Connie has been the Executive Director for the Clark Center Association in Arroyo Grande. Prior to that, Connie was with Central Coast Salmon Enhancement and the YMCA. In addition to her very active career, Connie also serves as on the SLO County Parks Commission, President of the Nipomo High School Ag Friends, and is involved with several other youth programs. She has been a member of the Pismo Beach/Five Cities Rotary Club since 1997 and has served in several roles including President and Interact Advisor at Arroyo Grande High School. She and her family love living in Nipomo, where she and her husband Don are involved with the youth in the community. He is currently coaching football for Nipomo High School. Their two sons enjoy playing football and baseball in Nipomo and are very active in the local Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H programs. When they are not at one of the boys' sporting events, Connie and her family enjoy hunting, fishing, riding horses and time at the lake.