“It’s great to be with folks who are facing similar challenges and want to make our community better.”
SCCA Member: Jim Welna, Welna II Hardware


The Seward Civic and Commerce Association was founded in 1964 by seven local business owners. SCCA is a nonprofit association with membership made up of businesses located in Seward, and has grown to over 90 members. The organization has a Board of Directors consisting of business representatives from the neighborhood. SCCA hosts monthly meetings of interest to its members and strives to be responsive to member needs. For more information about joining SCCA, please visit our Membership page.

Mission Statement

The mission of the SCCA is to provide a forum for Seward businesses to plan, discuss, advocate, and network for mutual benefit.

Values and Beliefs

  • We believe that members must be active in providing resources to the community at large.
  • We value a safe, clean community.
  • We value a respectful environment in which to work and live.
  • We believe in profitable, long term growth of the community.
  • We believe in providing our members with services which meet their needs and expectations
  • We value our residential neighbors
  • We value honesty and respect in all activities.

Board of Directors

President: Joe Buck, Buck Brothers Construction

Vice President: Barbara “Babs” Shelton, Bab’s Casting

Treasurer: Renee Spillum, Seward Redesign

Secretary: RyAnne Quirk, Fun City Dogs


Raynardo Williams – Seward Community Co-op

Kerry Cashman – Seward Neighborhood Group

Mekbib Dersoligne – Wells Fargo Bank

Iman Mefleh – Seward Makes

Babs Shelton – Bab’s Casting

Allyson Tarnowski Fortune Fish/Coastal Seafoods

Suzanne Weinstein – Beyond Tilefish, Inc.