Photos from SBCAN's 2024 North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner and Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who made our North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner & Fundraiser such a success!
Click below to view the dinner photos by Mario Lopez on our Facebook page:
We will post the video when it is available.
We'd like your feedback on the dinner - what you liked and any suggestions you have for next year. Just reply to this email with your thoughts.
Thank you to everyone who contributed with their time or donation.

If you are still looking to give a donation to help us continue recognizing the good work happening in the community and to fulfill our mission of environmental, social and economic justice, the links are here:

Monthly Donations
Thanks again!
Jeanne Sparks and Ken Hough
Co-Executive Directors
Santa Barbara County Action Network
[email protected]
(805) 563-0463


Santa Barbara County Action Network
North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner & Fundraiser
Held June 23, 2024 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria  

Santa Barbara County Action Network recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that work selflessly to protect our environment and the rights of our county’s residents. These awards bring attention to this good work and help raise funds we need to keep doing our part. 



The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
Environmental Award

Lucy Thoms-Harrington & Lompoc-Vandenberg Chapter of AAUW
Giving Back Award

Steve Molina
Social Justice Award

Noemi Velasquez
Working Families Award

Cliff Lambert
“Looking Forward” Award

Daniel Segura
Youth Activist Award


California Condor
Dick & Marilyn Mazess
UFCW Local 770

Red-tailed Hawk
Allan Hancock College
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Gerry DeWitt
Fund for Santa Barbara
Dick Flacks
UDW - AFSCME Local 3930

California Quail
Coasthills Credit Union
Cliff Solomon & Pam Gates
McCune Foundation
Kathy Sharum & David Dennis
Virginia Perry Souza
The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
SEIU Local 721

Anna's Hummingbird
Marc Chytilo & Nancy Weiss
Mary Rose & Associates
Janet Blevins & Gary Smith
Supervisor Das Williams
Assemblymember Gregg Hart
Supervisor Laura Capps
Santa Barbara Foundation
Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley
Santa Maria-Lompoc Branch of NAACP
Lisa Thornhill

Santa Barbara County Action Network invites you to participate in our South County Roundtable on Friday, June 28 at Noon to learn everything you need to know about the Santa Barbara city sales tax increase measure.

Our speakers will be:

Keith DeMartini, Santa Barbara Finance Director

Councilmember Kristen Sneddon

Rob Fredericks, Housing Authority Director

Mary Rose, legendary campaign consultant

We will talk about the rational for the increase, its potential for supporting affordable housing, and any additional questions and concerns from our audience.


South County Roundtable
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 12 PM to 1:30 PM

via Zoom


  1. Santa Barbara City proposed sales tax increase
  2. Organizational Updates


Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.