Join SBCAN in recognizing community leaders in the North County on June 11


You're invited to the 2017 North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner & Fundraiser

Sunday, June 11 at 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria

Help up recognize six individuals for their outstanding contributions that make our community a better place to live!


This year’s award recipients are:

  • Terri Zuniga, “Looking Forward” Award, for strong leadership and vision in community building, civic engagement, and improving the quality of life in our community.
  • Rona Barrett, Giving Back to the Community Award, for giving back selflessly to the community through volunteer activities and community projects.
  • Ann & Rob Glasgow, Working Families Award, for helping to provide education, health care, nutrition, recreation and cultural services and opportunities to working families.
  • Vibiana Saavedra, Social Justice Award, for promoting fairness, tolerance, equality, respect and compassion for all people in our community.
  • Alma Hernandez, Environmental Protection & Sustainability Award, for valuing, protecting, and preserving our natural resources and environment.

Gale McNeeley, accompanied by Betty Faas on piano, will sing a song selected by each recipient to each recipient

Chuck Osborne will play accordion


Looking Forward Sponsor

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770

Gold Sponsor

Service Employees International Union Local 620

Silver Sponsors

May Kwok

Fund for Santa Barbara

United Domestic Workers Local 3930 AFL-CIO

Bronze Sponsors

Democratic Club of the Santa Maria Valley

Santa Maria-Lompoc Branch of the NAACP

Lompoc Valley Democratic Club

Ng & Ng Dental and Eyecare Center

It's not too late to sponsor! Click here for more information


If purchased by June 4, tickets are $70/person, or $65 for SBCAN members.

Tickets purchased after June 4 are $75 for members and non-members.


All meals are served with a salad, a main course, garlic mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and apple pie.

The main course choices are:

  • Pesto and Mozzarella Chicken (rolled in chicken breast, lightly breaded)
  • Filet of Salmon (Lemon Dill Beurre Blanc)  
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli (Basil Marinara)

(After you purchase your tickets, you will be sent an email asking you to choose your dinner selections)