Katie Sanchez - Community Hero

Katie Sanchez


Community Hero

Nominated by

Stephanie Sanchez

Presented by

Carolina Spence, Merit Awards Committee


Katie Sanchez has been in the business of advocating for children for more than 30 years and has dedicated her life to making a positive difference in children’s lives! She recently finished her 6th term on the Bennett Valley School Board, which is only one example of how much Katie serves and cares about children. She has also served as a delegate to the Sonoma Schools Association, Santa Rosa City Child Care Advisory Committee, and Sonoma County Planning Child Care Planning Council. Again, these are just a few examples of Katie’s service – there are way too many committees to mention here!

In addition to her leadership and policy advocacy on behalf of children, Katie and her husband have volunteered with Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA). They have spent years mentoring and guiding two young boys in the foster care system.

Throughout her public service, Katie has always been guided by one simple question, “What is best for the children?” She often asks this questions of other elected officials, for the purpose of causing them to reflect and explain their policy decisions. As you can imagine, it is an insightful and sometimes challenging query that often brings about some very positive changes.

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