Meet the Board
Weldon (Joe) U. Howell, Jr.
Trustee Area 6
Joe Howell has served on the board since 1999 representing Trustee Area 6. His area contains parts of the City of Santa Barbara. He moved to Santa Barbara in 1974 to launch his legal career, which he continues today as a founding partner in a local law firm, Howell Moore & Gough LLP.
Howell is past president and a board member of Partners in Education. While serving, he co-chaired a $4 million campaign to provide every 4th-grade student in southern Santa Barbara County with a working computer and internet connection. He has been active in the Santa Barbara County Bar Association (Board Member and Past President) and is currently involved in the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table (Board Member and Past President) and American Riviera Bank (Board Member). He also co-founded the Run for Research, a fundraising effort for the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara.
He holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
Howell said he eagerly supports the Superintendent and SBCEO in their mission of service and leadership to each of the 20 school districts in Santa Barbara County.