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Kate Kurlas Elected President of Santa Barbara Beautiful

By Jacqueline Dyson for Santa Barbara Beautiful |

Kate Kurlas
Kate Kurlas

Kate Kurlas has been elected the 2014 president of Santa Barbara Beautiful.

Kurlas is the director of operations at the Granada Theatre, and works as a freelance graphic designer in her spare time.

In 2013, she received the "Top 40 Under 40 Business Professional" award from the Pacific Coast Business Times.

A Santa Barbara resident for more than 15 years, Kurlas enjoys gardening, hitting the beach and hiking local trails with her husband, Jody, owner of Kurlas Construction, and their Labrador/ Akita mix Bear.

Santa Barbara Beautiful is a local nonprofit organization formed in 1965, dedicated to beautifying our area in a variety of ways — including working independently and in cooperation with neighborhood associations, area schools, city departments and other agencies.

— Jacqueline Dyson is the vice president of public relations for Santa Barbara Beautiful.

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