Family Service Agency Names Alexander Murkison To Board Of Directors

Santa Barbara County, CA (August 16, 2021) – Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County, also known as Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center and Guadalupe’s Little House By The Park, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexander Murkison to its Board of Directors.

Alexander Murkison is the Advancement Associate at Midland School in Los Olivos. A recent graduate of Allan Hancock College, Alex is particularly passionate about mental health support in schools, and is an advocate and activist in the local community. As a native of Lompoc, he is focused on addressing the sizable population of underrepresented and disadvantaged individuals in the community. Murkison ran in the 2020 School Board Election on the primary issue of mental health. While he was not elected, the experience afforded him the opportunity to engage in the community in ways that he would not have been able to otherwise.

Alex enjoys spending time with friends, experiencing new foods, and pursuing opportunities to bring about positive change. Always the loyal “Lompocian”, his commitment to the community is also demonstrated through his efforts to support local businesses. He always strives to purchase local gifts, produce, products, and clothing whenever possible.

“We are very pleased that Alex has joined FSA’s Board of Directors,” said Lisa Brabo, FSA Executive Director. “He brings lived experience and a perspective that will contribute greatly to our effectiveness.”


Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County (FSA) is a nonprofit social service agency that has served the people of Santa Barbara County since 1899. Operating as Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center (SMVYFC) in Santa Maria and Little House By The Park (LHP) in Guadalupe, FSA helps the community’s most vulnerable children, families, and seniors meet their basic needs while simultaneously addressing mental health needs. Through this holistic approach, FSA improves the strength and well-being of our community. All services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay. Visit or call (805) 965-1001 for more information.

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