Sally Santana Awarded for Work on Homelessness

Sally Santana, a Port Orchard resident, has been named “Citizen of the Year” by the Kitsap County Association of Realtors.

Santana is a champion of the county’s homeless population. She recently organized a successful homelessness summit attended by numerous community leaders and elected officials.

Santana was recognized at the association’s annual installation banquet held at the My Girl Drive-In in Kingston. Santana was unable to attend, but Port Orchard Mayor Lary Coppola, a former recipient of the Association’s Citizen of the Year Award, accepted the award on Santana’s behalf, saying that he could not think of anyone more deserving.

Santana is the host of the Kitsap Sun blog Side Street News, covering issues, events and services related to Kitsap’s homeless population. She also writes the column Faith and Values, which runs every other week in the Kitsap Sun and on www.kitsapsun.com.

Other awards presented for service in 2009 include:
REALTOR® of the Year – Pablo Lozano (Reid Real Estate, Bremerton)
REALTOR® Special Achievement – Penny McLaughlin (Penny’s Team, Poulsbo)
Jenks Beard Award for Community Service – Ron Ross (Silverdale Realty, Silverdale)
Affiliate of the Year – Rob Nitz (Prime Lending, Silverdale)
Floyd Luckerath REALTOR® Spirit Award – Richard Brown (Kitsap Commercial Group, Port Orchard)

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