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Sterling woman honored

Published: Saturday, July 6, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
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Sandra Julifs (right), former president/CEO of Tri-County Opportunities Council, Community Action Agency, received the Harry Ring Outstanding Annual Service Award from the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies at its annual June meeting in Springfield. Terri Lawrence has taken over the reins of president/CEO. Photo submitted by Neddie Watts.

STERLING – Sandra Julifs received the Harry Ring Outstanding Annual Service Award from the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies at its annual June meeting in Springfield.

The award is given for outstanding service and dedication to the mission and ideals of Community Action, as exemplified by Harry Ring, a pioneer in the movement.

Julifs who was employed by TCOC for 49, served as former president/CEO for 29 years.

Julifs was very active in a number of statewide organizations including the IACAA, the Illinois Community Action Fund and the Illinois Ventures for Community Action.

She has held elected offices in all of them.

On the national level, Julifs serves on an evaluation team for the Certified Community Action Professional program and is a portfolio reviewer and course outline author.

Locally, she serves on both the executive committee and board of the Rock Falls Community Development Corp.

She also was a founding member of the PADS homeless program, and is a new volunteer for the Good Neighbors Emergency Center.

She is a past winner of the YWCA’s Jane Reid Keefer Award. She is very active at St. Paul Lutheran Church and serves on a committee of the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

She continues to support Community Action by serving on agency review teams.

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