This story first appeared at the Daily Nexus.

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The Nexus spoke with local community leaders about how they led the community through the pandemic. Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) President and Director Spencer Brandt, IVCSD Director Ethan Bertrand, Isla Vista Recreation and Park District Director Ash Valenti and Isla Vista Liaison and Senior Advisor to Campus Organizations Viviana Marsano reflected on how they have worked with the I.V. community over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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