City Council proclaimed May as National Community Action Month at their May 3 City Council meeting in honor of CommUnify’s 55 years of service. CommUnify, formerly Community Action Commission, was incorporated in 1967 as a private nonprofit organization devoted to creating opportunities for Santa Barbara families to achieve economic stability as an essential aspect of enabling and enhancing a stronger and more resilient Santa Barbara County. CommUnify has improved countless lives and continues to work toward ending poverty in Santa Barbara County. Read the proclamation here: https://tinyurl.com/3xevy3nx and watch a recording of the City Council meeting here.
Mayor Perotte was honored to present the proclamation to CommUnify Chief Executive Officer Patricia Keelean. Patricia said, “Thank you so much for this recognition this evening. May is a significant month for CommUnify for two reasons. First, it is Community Action Month. Second, it marks CommUnify’s 55 years of service to Santa Barbara County. Since we started we have grown to provide 17 different programs. Every year CommUnify serves over 8,000 disadvantaged children, teens, families, and seniors providing services that educate and support them on their personal journey to becoming economically stable and self-sufficient. On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, thank you for helping us celebrate 55 years of service, and we look forward to the next 55 years.”
Pictured: Patricia Keelean, Chief Executive Officer of CommUnify receiving the proclamation from Mayor Paula Perotte at the May 3, 2022, City Council meeting.