Santa Ana Com-Link

Special Statement from the Com-Link Board Regarding the Passing of Com-Link President Peter Katz:

Click here to view Com-Link Board statement.

Mission Statement:

The Communication Linkage Forum strives to promote positive leadership, community participation, unity and pride in all neighborhoods by improving the quality of life in Santa Ana "block-by-block". Our community has 64 recognized neighborhoods as illustrated on the attached map.

The Communication Linkage Forum ("Com-Link") was formed in July 1989, for the purpose of providing a non-partisan forum to promote the exchange of ideas and information between neighborhoods and community leaders. Com-Link partners with the City of Santa Ana in order to communicate the positive aspects of Santa Ana and to enhance a sense of community. Com-Link, originally comprised of five neighborhood associations, now represents over 60 Santa Ana neighborhood associations. The most valuable aspect of Com-Link is that it allows many sides of an issue to be expressed. Com-Link also provides a networking forum for community leaders to develop contacts in order to address issues that need to be taken beyond the forum, and acted upon by an individual or by neighborhoods.

Com-Link members are encouraged to become more involved with community issues and to join community service organizations.

Join us at an upcoming meeting. Everyone is welcome to the Com-Link General Meetings. Courtesy is emphasized throughout our proceedings to insure that people are considered more important than a specific issue. Com-Link's commitment to civility is..."As issues come and go, the people will remain and not the reverse." The Communication Linkage Forum strives to promote positive leadership, community participation, unity and pride in all neighborhoods by improving the quality of life in Santa Ana, "block-by-block."

Look-up which neighborhood you live in by visiting: Neighborhood Look-Up

Current Meeting Information:

 Current Month's Agenda included: 1) Acknowledgement of Veterans in Attendance; 2) Presentation of the William Edward Branch III Humanitarian Spirit Award and Tribute to Honoree: the late Peter Katz (United States Army Veteran, Com-Link President, Mar Les Neighborhood Leader, and Life-Long Veteran and Community Advocate); 3) Presentation of the 2021 Neighborhood Hero Awards; and 4) Announcements and Free Opportunity Drawing for a Thanksgiving Basket

The Santa Ana Communication Linkage Forum (Com-Link) held a special hybrid General meeting both Virtually and In Person at the Santa Ana Police Department Community Room (60 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana) on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM. View meeting flyer here.

General Meetings are held: Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 P.M.
(Exceptions: November meeting is on the third Thursday and there is no meeting in December.)

2021 Santa Ana Com-Link Board 

Communication Linkage Forum Board Members

Carl Benninger, President (not pictured) - Metro Classic, benninger72@gmail.com

Evangeline Gawronski, Vice-President & Secretary - Wilshire Square, ray30@prodigy.net   

Terry McCall – Casa de Santiago,  trymc@aol.com

Irma Macias - Mid-City, imacias1230@yahoo.com   

George Collins - Greater Santa Ana Community, george@santa-ana.tv

Leon Jacobs - Bella Vista, leonjacobs20@gmail.com

The Late Peter Katz, Past President -  Mar Les (RIP Peter, you are missed) 

Recognition Programs: 

Com-Link celebrated the 2021 Neighborhood Hero Awards on November 18, 2021 where 9 community members (all volunteers) will be recognized for their tireless dedication and phenomenal impact they have made toward improving the quality of their neighborhoods.  Click here to view current and past Neighborhood Hero winners and click here to view the Hero Awards Brochure!

This year marks the 33rd Annual Most Beautiful Yard Celebration where 20 winners from homes in 19 neighborhoods were recognized at the most recent Com-Link virtual meeting on Thursday, June 24, 2021.   

Each winner received their Most Beautiful Yard sign to display in their front yard along with a set and Certificates of Recognition by the City and other elected offices. The selection committee included three members of the Com-Link Board and two longtime neighborhood volunteers – Desi Reyes from the Saddleback View neighborhood association and Eric Scandrett from the Morrison Park neighborhood. City staff from the Planning Division worked with the committee to review landscaping guidelines, etc. 

2021 Most Beautiful Yard PowerPoint Presentation   |   2021 Most Beautiful Yard Program Brochure   |   2021 Neighborhood Hero Awards and Humanitarian Spirit Award Presentation and Brochure

2019 Most Beautiful Yard PowerPoint Presentation   |   2019 Most Beautiful Yard Program Brochure   |   2019 Neighborhood Hero Awards

2018 Humanitarian Spirit Award Brochure

 

Organizational Structure:

Com-Link By-Laws, Com-Link Org. Chart, Committee List, Com-Link 2019 Board Election Nomination Application Form for Board Term 2019-2021  (PDF, Word)

 

Other Contacts:

Margarita G. Macedonio, District Manager and Senior Community Planner
Staff Liaison to Com-Link
Planning and Building Agency - Neighborhood Initiatives Program
20 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor Ross Annex
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 667-2288
mmacedonio@santa-ana.org