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We Remember Ron Buswell

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We are saddened at the loss of Ron Buswell, Chairman emeritus, who passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021. Ron joined the Board of Habitat in 2010 and served as the Chairman of the Board for many years, as well as a member of almost all committees. His engagement and dedication helped us build a Board that draws from all walks of the community.


Ron was one of the most dedicated volunteers we have known. He mastered all aspects of building and was the go-to person for building specs, design choices, foundation layout, solar installations and more. Recognizing his contributions to the community, in 2017 the City of Santa Cruz proclaimed July 23 to be “Ron Buswell Day.”


To us, at Habitat, Ron was a role model of dedication and leadership. He was a mentor to many of us. He was a tireless supporter of affordable homeownership and the homes on Blake Lane (Scotts Valley), Los Esteros Court and Rodeo Creek Court in Santa Cruz are a living testament to the impact Ron made in the lives of the families who own these homes.


We will miss Ron, but his legacy will live on forever.

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