SB CAN New Executive Director
updated: Sep 04, 2012, 8:04 PM
Source: Santa Barbara County Action Network
Joyce Howerton has retired as executive
director of Santa Barbara County Action
Network (SB CAN) after nearly three years
serving on the staff first as advocacy director,
then as executive director.
The SB CAN Board of Directors has appointed
Ken Hough to serve as executive director.
Ken worked for the Santa Barbara County
Association of Governments in the mid-1980s,
before serving as director of Community
Planning and Operations and in other
executive positions at the Sacramento Area
Council of Governments for 22 years. He
retired four years ago and has been back in
Santa Barbara for a couple of years.
"SB CAN feels very fortunate that Ken
Hough was one of our board members and
able to step right in effective August 1st as
executive director. He's very qualified with
his experience in transportation, housing and
land-use planning, and we look forward to
his leadership," said Joann Marmolejo, board
Joyce Howerton has been a political leader
and activist in North County for decades. She
served as Lompoc mayor for three terms and
was a candidate earlier this year for 4th District
county supervisor. Joyce was a founding
member of SB CAN and served as North
County vice president for many years.
"SB CAN was sorry to lose Joyce as our
executive director," Marmolejo said. Joyce
says she would like to take a break for a while,
but will soon return to community life. We
welcome her continued involvement with SB
SB CAN works to promote social and
economic justice, to preserve environmental
and agricultural resources and to create
sustainable communities. SB CAN advocates
a holistic approach to community planning
that integrates housing, open space and
transportation (H.O.T. Principles) to meet the
needs of all members of the community now
and for future generations.
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