Congratulations Suz Montgomery!
To commemorate Women’s History Month, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson honored eight women from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as the 19th Senate District’s 2017 Women of the Year. We are so proud of Suz Montgomery for being one of these amazing women honored.
As the press release sent out by Lisa Gardiner, Chief of Staff for State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, stated, “Suz Montgomery has long been a passionate advocate for seniors as a teacher with the Ventura Unified School Districts’ adult education program and creator of the Extended Learning Academy. In between work, she visits other seniors in care homes and the hospital, arranges for ‘victory gardens’ and works with the Area Agency on Aging, Ventura Council for Seniors, and the Westside Action Committee. The long-running “Schmooze with Suz” TV interview show has brought her thousands of fans and followers and her activism has earned her numerous awards, notably Local Hero, the “25 over 50” outstanding citizen’s award, and an LGBTQ recognition award.”
I am constantly in awe of Suz and all she accomplishes each day and am so grateful to her for sharing her wisdom and optimism with me. We love you, Suz!!