The Community Link, Capital Region (Sacramento, Calif.) records document the efforts of local agencies to make information
and community resources accessible to citizens of the Greater Sacramento area. Over decades, the organization and its coalition
members have worked to improve the area through planning, services coordination, program development and coalition building.
Community Link, Capital Region seeks to educate the community and heighten the level of public dialog and decision-making
by providing factual information and reports to allow for informed policy decisions.
Established in 1939, the Community Link, Capital Region was organized as an independent community-based research and planning
agency. The idea was to create a council of agencies to coordinate both public and private services in Sacramento and the
greater region. The early board was made up of members that represented government, private service agencies, and prominent
community figures like A.J. Affleck, Clarence Breuner, Dr. Joseph Dillon, Charles Deterding and Marcus Gunn. Early reports
done by the council were housed with the Community Chest and its first budget was a meager $1,815. In 1941, the council published
its first printed Directory with a grant from the Junior League and help from an early booster, Jeannette Von Gelder.
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