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Council Activities

The purpose of the Occidental Community Council is to identify and meet the unmet needs of people living in the Occidental area. Here is a partial list of what the Council has done since its inception in 1986.

  • Sponsored the Annual Occidental Holiday Crafts Faire

  • Created the Senior Nutrition Program, including the Meals on Wheels

  • Began a Volunteer Wheels service with the Occidental Area Health Center

  • Established the Resource Fund for emergency non-recurring needs of groups and individuals in the Occidental area

  • Put up the Community Bulletin Board

  • Help start an ESL (English as a second language) program for adults at Harmony School

  • Sponsor for the Community Service Awards, acknowledging local youth and their contributions to our community

  • Sponsor for the Young Writers Competition for K-8 grades

  • In 2002, contributed $2000 to the Harmony Music program to purchase instruments

Moreover, the Council has provided frequent support or donations to the following programs and groups:

  • Occidental YMCA

  • Occidental Volunteer Fire Department

  • Harmony and Salmon Creek Schools

  • Face to Face (Sonoma County AIDS Network/Henry House)

  • River to Coast Children's Services

  • Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

  • Ocean Song

  • Occidental Arts Center

  • Bob Burke’s Kids with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses

  • Local non-profit youth drama programs

  • Plants for the downtown area

  • Occidental Center for the Arts

  • Occidental Emergency Preparedness - CERT classes and CPR/First Aid

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