The Association for Women in Communications Santa Barbara chapter (AWC-SB) will honor a team of six communicators who work for the county of Santa Barbara at the 14th Annual AWC-SB Women of Achievement Awards presented by Women Connect4Good. The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29, at the Cabrillo Pavilion. 

This year, AWC-SB selected six county of Santa Barbara professionals who have embraced the challenges of responding to the pandemic through public communication: Gina DePinto, APR, communications manager; Van Do-Reynoso, MPH, Ph.D., director of public health; Suzanne Grimmesey, MFT, chief quality officer, Department of Behavioral Wellness; Terri Maus-Nisich, assistant county executive officer; Mona Miyasato, county executive officer; and Jackie Ruiz, MPH, public information officer and healthcare program coordinator, public health. 

Tickets for the event start at early bird prices of $65 for members, $85 for non-members. After March 16, prices rise to $75 for members and $95 for non-members. Funds raised at this event support ongoing professional development opportunities offered by AWC-SB throughout the year. 

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