Black History Month 2021

The City of Santa Monica presents several of Black History Month events under the theme The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. Learn more at

February 2020 Dinner & Dialogue Event

The 2019 Mark J. Benjamin Community Impact Award Recipients

Congratulations to Terri Decker and Barbara Inatsugu

Terri Decker, No Limits for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

Terri Decker, born and raised in Santa Monica, recently retired after 45 years of retail banking. Terri began volunteering as a teen. She has been active in many local charitable and civic organizations and has served on many nonprofit boards over the years. Currently, Terri is Board President of No Limits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, the organization which nominated Ms. Decker for the award.
Congratulations Terri!
Thank you for your service to our community!
Barbara Inatsugu, League of Women Voters of Santa Monica

Barbara Inatsugu has been involved in the Santa Monica community since moving here from Hawaii in 1982. She has been active in PTA, locally and at the state level, for all of the years her children attended Santa Monica schools. In 1992, she joined the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica where she has been very active locally and also on the state level. The League of Women Voters nominated Ms. Inatsugu for the award. Congratulations Barbara!
Thank you for your service to our community!

To learn more about the Mark J. Benjamin Community Awards visit