Blue Sky Center, a community nonprofit based in the Cuyama Valley, has brought in four new board members: Ami Pascual Spear, regional director of philanthropy, Mercy Housing California; Pilar Diaz, commissioner of the city of Los Angeles’ Board of Recreation and Parks; Fabiola Espinosa, Latinx advocate and active community member of New Cuyama; and Tom Gottelier, creative director/co-founder, Designers on Holiday.

Blue Sky Center is a facility designed to inspire creativity, cultivation of small manufacturing enterprises, and fostering investment that contributes to a thriving regional economy and celebrates the Cuyama Valley culture.

The board of directors is committed to cultivating spaces for Cuyama Valley leaders and doers, celebrating the abundance of the Cuyama Valley, and sharing resources, time, and innovative ideas.

Since 2014, Blue Sky Center has committed $1,096,834.60 to food, arts, and technical assistance programming, as well as successfully repurposing once Atlantic Richfield Oil headquarters, to a fully functioning business incubator and community center.

Blue Sky Center thanks outgoing board member Nancy Castro for her service to and support, and looks forward to continuing to partner with her through her promotion as the Head Start Program leader in the Cuyama Valley and continued Latinx advocacy.

— Em Johnson for Blue Sky Center.