Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO) announces three new board members: Lan George, City of Arroyo Grande, Erica A. Stewart, City of San Luis Obispo, and Lisa Sperow, Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Cal Poly.

“We are so excited to have three official new voting members of the CAPSLO board.  CAPSLO has a unique tripartite board with elected public officials, private individuals and representatives from the low-income community we serve, “said Biz Steinberg, CEO, CAPSLO.

Lan George was appointed member of the Arroyo Grande City Council in Jan. 2019. She fills the seat vacated by Caren Ray Russom, who was sworn in as mayor in December.  Ms. George is an advertising strategist and is the CEO of ReachStrong Media, Inc. A Cal Poly graduate, Ms. George has been a resident of the Central Coast since 1992.  “I am honored to serve the residents of Arroyo Grande and be their representative on the CAPSLO board. I believe in the work that CAPSLO does to help people in our community and I am excited to work alongside this unique tripartite board in the coming years.” George said.

Erica A. Stewart was recently elected to the San Luis Obispo City Council and is the Associate Director of Personnel and Marketing for Campus Health & Wellbeing at Cal Poly.  She has been a long-time resident of San Luis Obispo and lives here with her husband and two teenage boys. “I’m thankful to serve on the CAPSLO board. Helping reduce homelessness, increase affordable childcare, and providing resources and education to empower people in our community are all part of the main purpose of CAPSLO and align perfectly with my values and concern for the community.” Stewart said.

An attorney, lecturer and Executive Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Cal Poly, Lisa Sperow, joins the board representing the low-income community in South County. “I am excited to have this opportunity to work with CAPSLO to help them continue the important work they do on behalf of children, homeless people and others in our community,” said Sperow.

For more information about Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, please visit  or contact Marci Sperlo at (805) 544-4355.

About Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO), has been San Luis Obispo County’s federally-designated community action agency since 1965. Each year the agency provides services to over 36,000 individuals in 11 California counties, providing a range of services that help low income individuals increase their economic stability and level of self-sufficiency.  For more information visit  or call (805) 544-4355.