Robin Rudisill is a Local Hero!

Families going to the beach this summer will have an easier time finding a parking space thanks to Robin Rudisill of the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC). LA County officials intended to eliminate 35 parking spaces at the Venice Pier parking lot, but Rudisill convinced them at the last minute to change their plans and to [...]

By | July 20th, 2012|Local Heroes|3 Comments

Robert Bryant is a Local Hero!

Robert Bryant has over the last two years developed the Northwest Advocate, the newsletter of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council, into a forum that allows his neighbors to communicate meaningfully with one another by sharing their personal stories. After living his entire life in San Pedro, he became aware that there were many hard-working, [...]

By | July 13th, 2012|Blog, Local Heroes|Comments Off on Robert Bryant is a Local Hero!

Linda Pruett is a Local Hero!

Linda Pruett witnessed the death, destruction, and injury that resulted from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and made it her mission to ensure that the next time disaster strikes, her community of Lake Balboa would be prepared and ready to mobilize. Bordering Reseda and Northridge and only one mile from the epicenter of the quake, Lake Balboa was hit especially [...]

By | June 29th, 2012|Blog, Local Heroes|3 Comments

Nancy Woodruff is a Local Hero!

Nancy Woodruff saved her neighbors millions of dollars in her position as President of the Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council by standing up for common sense and against exorbitant fees from City Hall. In April 2010, the Bureau of Sanitation identified 5,282 households in her community with septic systems that posed a risk to the [...]

By | June 22nd, 2012|Blog, Local Heroes|Comments Off on Nancy Woodruff is a Local Hero!

Denyse Selesnick is a Local Hero!

Tarzana Neighborhood Council’s Denyse Selesnick has served on the Board for two years and she currently Chairs their Outreach Committee, a role that allows her to put her professional skills as an event organizer to work. After living in Tarzana for twenty years and leading her Home Owners Association as President, Denyse was looking for [...]

By | June 13th, 2012|Blog, Local Heroes|Comments Off on Denyse Selesnick is a Local Hero!

Garth Carlson is a Local Hero!

The Reseda Neighborhood Council is home Garth Carlson, one of LA's great communicators. Garth is a stakeholder who serves as the Newsletter Committee Chair as well as on the Outreach, Economic Development, Senior Advocacy, Emergency Disaster and Community Safety Committees. Garth was a founding member in 2001 and along the way, he has served as Vice Chair and as [...]

By | June 8th, 2012|Blog, Local Heroes|2 Comments

Leonora Gershman Pitts is a Local Hero!

Leonora Gershman Pitts hails from the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council where she served her community over the last five years, first as Treasurer and more recently as the Co-Chair. "I hadn't been very enchanted with Los Angeles," she explained "until the very moment I moved to Atwater Village. I loved it there so much that I decided to do [...]

By | June 8th, 2012|Blog, Local Heroes|Comments Off on Leonora Gershman Pitts is a Local Hero!

Sherri Akers and Jeanne Kuntz are Local Heroes!

Sherri and Jeanne belong to the Mar Vista Community Council where they serve as the Co-Chairs of the MVCC Green Committee. They met four years ago when Jeanne was tabling about sustainability at the Mar Vista Farmers Market and Sherri stopped to talk about local issues. When they heard that the Mar Vista Community Council [...]

By | May 8th, 2012|Blog, Local Heroes|Comments Off on Sherri Akers and Jeanne Kuntz are Local Heroes!

Eric DeSobe is a Local Hero!

Eric DeSobe is the President of the Board of Directors for the Del Rey Neighborhood Council, a position that he has held since 2010. Prior to that he served as the Secretary for the Council and he intends to run for the position of President in the upcoming Board elections in October. Why? Because it [...]

By | May 8th, 2012|Blog, Local Heroes|Comments Off on Eric DeSobe is a Local Hero!

Valerie Watson is a Local Hero!

Valerie Watson is an At-Large Director on the Board of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC) where she serves as the Chair of the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Committee, as a Committee Member of the Planning & Land Use Committee, and as a Convener for the Complete Streets Working Group. Three years ago, Patti [...]

By | May 7th, 2012|Blog, Local Heroes|Comments Off on Valerie Watson is a Local Hero!