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Community Action Partnership names new members to Board of Directors

Posted: Friday, Jan 27th, 2012

Pictured, CAPSLO board members Dee Lacey, Gary Jordan and Mary Ann Reiss. According to CAPSLO, the three new members have strong ties to the community and serve in several ways. Courtesy photos.

Dee Lacey of Paso Robles, Mary Anne Reiss of Pismo Beach and Gary Jordan of Paso Robles have been named to the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO) Board of Directors.

These three new members have strong ties to the community and serve in several ways.

• Dee Lacey

Lacey has a long and distinguished history as a committed volunteer and board member for many San Luis Obispo County organizations. She has served on the boards of the Paso Robles City Library and recreation foundations, as well as the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation and the Paso Robles Children’s Museum. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors for Twin Cities Community Hospital, Heritage Oaks Bank and the Cuesta College Foundation.

She has a long-time commitment to community education that extends back to the early 1980s when she was a member of the Paso Robles Public School Board. She has also contributed service to local government affairs. In that capacity, Lacey served on the 2006 Economic Strategy Task Force of Paso Robles and she was a founding member of the Paso Robles based non-profit, Recreation Enhances Community (REC) Foundation.

In addition to service as President of the Board of Directors for the San Luis Obispo Community Foundation, she also serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the California Mid-State Fair. She also represents the California Beef Producers as Chairman of Cattlemen’s Beef Board on a National level.

She is the recipient of numerous local awards. These include the J. Vard Loomis Distinguished Service Award for excellence in service for the Cuesta College Board; 33rd California Assembly District Woman of the Year; and the Grace N. Mitchell Lifetime Achievement award.

Lacey and her husband, Jon have been married 48 years. She has one daughter, Nicki Lacey-Enos and one son, Mark Lacey. She is also a proud business-partner of Lacey Livestock.

• Mary Anne Reiss

Reiss, of Pismo Beach, is a member of the Pismo Beach City Council. She previously served as a council member from 1996 to 2004 before being the first elected mayor of Pismo Beach in 2004 and served in that capacity until 2010.

While working in local government, she was awarded a resolution of appreciation by the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) and San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (SLORTA) for her an advocacy role on the SLOCOG & SLORTA Boards as a member of the Rails Committee, Coast Rail Coordinating Council, and the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN) since 2005.

Reiss has been a dedicated and effective advocate for the development of a number of important projects of regional significance, including: the Pismo Beach Promenade, auxiliary lanes on US 101, Price Canyon Road widening to complete the connection to SR 227, and preparation of the South County Multi-use Trail Study. She actively participates in the local chapter of the American Association of University Women, Shell Beach Woman's Club, Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Price House and numerous other civic organizations.

In addition to her commitment to the community, she has also been a real estate agent for Century 21 Hometown Realty since 1998. Originally from New York, Ms. Reiss moved to the Central Coast in 1994.

• Gary Jordan

Jordan, of Paso Robles, is a Reverend at Second Baptist Church in Paso Robles. Jordan is also a retired Internal Affairs Investigator for California Department of Corrections for 26 years. He is currently involved with a faith-based nonprofit called Fellowship Development that is associated with Second Baptist Church serving as Vice Chairman. Fellowship Development provides the community with basic needs such as hot meals, clothing, and other effects.

Actively serving the community for four years, Jordan plans to continue his involvement with his ministry and looks forward to service on CAPSLO's Board of Directors.

Jordan is married to his wife, Liz for 20 years and has four children: Shanice Brown, Jason Johns, Mesha Johns and Christopher Jordan.

For the complete article see the 01-27-2012 issue.

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