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Suzanne Barb was inducted into the Community Service Category in 2016.

My Story

Suzanne Barba has always been devoted to causes that seek to make her hometown of Castro Valley, and the broader Alameda County community, better places to live. Suzanne is a longtime board member with the League of Women Voters, Eden Area, and has served two terms as the group's president. Over the years, her activism has supported many important causes including good schools, healthy neighborhoods, and educational opportunities for minority students and first-rate health care in the Eden Area. Suzanne retired from the Alameda County Office of Education, where she served as Public Information Officer for 14 years. She also was elected and served on the Eden Healthcare District Board of Directors for 16 years, and has been a board member with the Hispanic Community Affairs Council (HCAC) for more than 30 years. With HCAC, Suzanne has devoted her efforts to provide scholarships to Hispanic students to further their education. Over the years, Suzanne's tireless community activism has been an energizing force that has inspired many to give back to their community. It also led to her being named Woman of the Year for California's 18th Assembly District in 2003.