Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. (CAB)
CAB’s mission is to partner with the community to eliminate poverty and create social change through advocacy and essential services.
CAB’s vision is thriving, equitable and diverse community free from poverty and injustice.
Equity: We are committed to economic, political and social justice.
Dignity and Diversity: We believe every person has value and is worthy of dignity and respect.
Service: Compassion, humility and partnership are the hallmarks of our work with one another.
Community Action: Collective action and advocacy empower the community and create change.
Inclusion: The community shall be a voice in shaping our work.
As a Community Action Agency, Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. is blessed with a tripartite board. One third of the Board of Directors are low-income representatives from all regions in Santa Cruz County, one third are elected officials representing local cities and the County Board of Supervisors, and one third are representatives from diverse areas across the private sector in alignment with the major areas of need in our County, according to community input through our Community Assessment Plan process (For more information see the “Community Action Plan” tab in the navigation bar above).
We are actively recruiting a few positions on our Board of Directors. For more information or to apply, email HannahR@cabinc.org subject line “CAB BOARD MORE INFO.”
LOW-INCOME SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES
SANTA CRUZ WESTSIDE & NORTH COAST
SAN LORENZO VALLEY
APTOS, LA SELVA BEACH, FREEDOM
LIVE OAK, CAPITOLA, SOQUEL
Jessica Serna Castañeda
PUBLIC SECTOR REPESENTATIVES
CITY OF WATSONVILLE OFFICIAL
Mayor Jimmy Dutra
CITY OF SANTA CRUZ OFFICIAL
Councilmember Sandy Brown
Alternate: Eva Bertram
CITY OF CAPITOLA OFFICIAL
Councilmember Kristen Petersen
Alternate: Tanya Allen
Supervisor Ryan Coonerty
Alternate: Silvia Austerlic
COUNTY AT LARGE
Thomas Batley, Educator
PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES
HEALTH CARE COMMUNITY
Alternate: Everardo Muñoz
LOW-INCOME COUNTY RESIDENTS
IMPACTED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Women’s Int’l League for Peace & Freedom, Santa Cruz Branch