Two Neighborhood Council Cleans Streets Heroes were recognized today by the Board of Public Works for their exceptional leadership, support, and engagement with community clean-ups, including Cheron McAleece from East Hollywood Neighborhood Council and Thomas Johnson from Northridge West Neighborhood Council. Also in attendance to introduce the Neighborhood Council superstars were Board of Neighborhood Commissioner Josh LaFarga and EmpowerLA General Manager Grayce Liu.
Cheron McAleece has been living in East Hollywood for several years and has really made her mark in the community with some outstanding community-building monthly neighborhood clean-ups that she has coordinated with the help of so many volunteers and community organizations that show up to do their part in improving the community’s quality of life. She has also learned to partner with Councilman Mitch O’Farrell’s Office, the Public Works Department’s Bureau of Sanitation, and the Office of Community Beautification who have been supporting her efforts in providing tools and trash pick-up. She also continues her fight to keep Los Angeles clean by working with the Council Office and the City Attorney’s Office to address blighted properties in her neighborhood. For more information about East Hollywood NC go to www.EastHollywood.net. You can learn more about Cheron’s efforts by watching this video:
Northridge West NC President Tom Johnson has, for over 7 years, helped lead neighborhood clean-up efforts, named Operation Clean Sweep, all over Northridge with the help of strong partnerships and support from City Hall, community members, and Northridge West NC board members. Key partners include Councilman Mitch Englander and his staff, the Bureau of Sanitation, the Office of Community Beautification, the Kiwanis Club, Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, Northridge Christian Church, Chick-fil-A, and LAUSD schools. They currently hold neighborhood cleanups on Thursdays from 8am to 11am at various locations. Tom and the board are motivated to continue their clean-ups because of community pride, it brings neighbors together, and it connects the NC to the community. For more information about Northridge West NC go to www.NorthridgeWest.org. Check out Tom’s video to learn more:
Congratulations to Cheron and Tom for taking great pride in their neighborhoods and for working to keeping Los Angeles beautiful. For more information on how you can get involved with Clean Streets please visit your Neighborhood Council website, Mayoral Directives, or Board of Public Works.