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SDEP June Monthly Meeting

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 12:59 PM
  • Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla



John Reaves, co-founder of the Land Use and Environmental Mediation Group, a division of National Conflict Resolution Center


Saving Money and Finding Creative Solutions to Complex Environmental Issues Through Mediation



$30 for members, $35 for non-members. Online registration will end at 5 pm on the Monday before the event. Walk-ins will be charged an additional $10.


Environmental disputes are typically costly and often involve claims that others are responsible for in some fashion. Land use disputes and siting challenges can be prolonged and derail projects. Also, rulemaking efforts by governmental agencies may be blind to real challenges facing industry.


Public facilitation and mediation can produce dramatic differences but are often not considered in the environmental arena or are utilized after losses have grown substantially.

Learn how to help clients save resources in time and money by focusing early on how to find commonalities, coordinate efforts, and minimize differences through the help of a neutral mediator. The end result is the client may have more time and resources to devote to his or her desired goals.

Speaker Information:

John Reaves received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1983 and has been practicing law for 28 years. He co-chaired the Environmental Law and Land Use Section of the San Diego County Bar Association for nearly 20 years. His practice involves a broad array of environmental issues and includes public presentations as an advocate on public policy and environmental issues.

He currently acts as the Director of Policy for the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce. He also co-founded EcoVolve, an environmental communications and strategies firm, in 2011.

Mr. Reaves also co-founded the Land Use and Environmental Mediation Group, a division of NCRC, in 2011.


Vegetarian Burger,
Brown Ale Chicken, or
Brewers Club

*Food is cooked to order, so please register for this event if you plan to attend. Walk-ins will have to wait for 20-30 minutes for their food to be prepared.

*Please note you will not be allowed to change your menu choice on the day of the event so that the kitchen staff can have your meal ready for you at the start of the meeting.


Rock Bottom Brewery
8980 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 


Directions from the North: Take I-5 or I-805 S to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn right off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Make your first left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Directions from the South: Take I-5 or I-805 N to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Members: please remember to login in with your email and password before registering to ensure you receive the member price!


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