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SBCAN’s 2021 North County “Looking Forward” Awards Celebration & Fundraiser

June 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


We hope you will join us for the ONLINE 2021 North County “Looking Forward” Awards Celebration & Fundraiser!

Our fun awards evening is the only local awards dinner where the awardees have songs sung to them by talented local singers.
Come hear Gale McNeeley and Joe Payne sing to each of the award winners.

Come have fun with us – virtually – while we recognize 15 outstanding individuals and organizations during our 2021 North County “Looking Forward” Awards Celebration & Fundraiser on Sunday, June 27th at 4 p.m.

2021 Award Recipients
Yasmin Dawson Selim, “Looking Forward” Award
Lorraine and Wally Waldau, Giving Back Award
Larry Bishop, Environmental Protection & Sustainability Award
Zulema Aleman Garcia, Working Families Award
Pam Gates and Cliff Solomon, Social Justice Award
Art Hibbits, Lifetime Achievement Award
Juliana Neel, Youth Activist Award

2021 Special Recognitions
Because of the extenuating circumstances of the past year, we are also giving special recognitions this year to:
Jane Baxter
Dr. Melissa Smith
Dr. Van Do-Reynoso
Santa Barbara County Public Defender’s Office Racial Justice Committee
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770

We hope you will join us in celebrating local activists and organizers for their contributions to our community this year. Purchase tickets at

Thank you to our sponsors!
“Title” Sponsor
UFCW Local 770

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
The McCune Foundation
The Fund for Santa Barbara
The Land Trust for Santa Barbara

Bronze Sponsors
Law Office of Marc Chytilo
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Gregg Hart
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann
Dr. and Mrs. Hammond
Dick Flacks
Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley
Karen Mayes
Senator Monique Limón
Congressman Salud Carbajal
First United Methodist Church


June 27, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN)
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