Lucille Boss is a San Diego native, and moved to Santa Barbara to attend Santa Barbara City College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from California Lutheran University, and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Northridge.
Lucille’s interest in connecting community services with those in need drew her to the work of the City’s Housing Authority, the County’s Human Services Commission, as well as other service organizations such as Junior League, Rotary International, and Soroptimist International. In addition, Lucille has connected with various advocacy groups – serving on local political boards and committees and as lead legislative ambassador for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network and working with CEASE (Coalition Engaged in a Smoke-free Effort, a branch of the County’s Public Health Department) to eliminate tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from county beaches, parks, and trails.
Lucille is a Senior Housing Program Specialist for the County of Santa Barbara’s Housing and Community Development division. In this role, she supports the Continuum of Care and service providers in an effort to address homelessness in our community. Prior to this role, she was the director of the SBCC Promise for the Santa Barbara City College Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing support for Santa Barbara City College and its students. Lucille was responsible for all aspects of the efficient and effective functioning of the SBCC Promise. Lucille also was the volunteer program manager for Partners in Education (Santa Barbara County Education Office) where she worked to connect community volunteers with local classroom needs. She also worked in development with Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics following program management roles with the City of Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation Department.