This year’s Train Party was a decided success, the delightful company and festive entertainment made for an evening that was truly a celebration of transportation and its advocates and was attended by more than 55 people.
COAST was pleased to have Tom Roberts as our multi-talented MC for the evening; in addition to managing the evening’s festivities, Tom revealed he is a talented auctioneer, making Greg Mohr really work for his prize as the winner of the commuter bike donated by Open Air Cycles! Our guest speakers for the evening were City Councilmember Helene Schneider and Marcos Vargas from CAUSE, who have both been remarkable transportation advocates in our community.
Martha Siegel presented the second annual Barry Siegel Award, which honors transportation advocates in the community for outstanding contributions to the cause of sustainable transportation, to Sherrie Fisher, Director of Santa Barbara’s MTD. Fisher also received congressional recognition from Rep. Lois Capps, legislative recognition from Assemblymember Pedro Nava and civic recognition from Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum.
A very special thank you to a few of those who made this event possible: The Montecito Jazz Project, Fresco Cafe, Gary Atkins Sound, Kenji Photography, Open Air Bicycles, the Santa Barbara Train Station and our wonderful volunteers: Matt Dobberteen, Kevin Hildenbrandt and Kelly Henderson.
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