On February 9th, 2018, the Los Angeles City Council passed a motion remembering Ed Rock, the longtime office manager for the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, who passed away in January. Ed was a World War II and Korean War veteran who came out of retirement to take the job of office manager for the STNC, serving his community for 12 years.
Ed served five different Councilpersons as the liaison between the Council office, the STNC and all of its committees. As his responsibilities and value grew, he was appointed Logistics Manager to oversee the board’s actions so there would always be an historic and accurate record. Virtually every meeting was arranged by Ed. When the rules and policies of the City and the board changed, he provided the nudge of support to help the volunteers through it all, and he did so with respect, neutrality and dignity.
With Ed’s structure and support as Logistics Manager, the STNC was able to expand its mission of representing the Sunland-Tujunga community’s diverse needs, while providing a boilerplate for many other neighborhood councils to follow in the City of Los Angeles.
In January 2015, Ed Rock suffered a stroke and was forced to retire from the job he loved so much. He passed away on January 18, 2018, leaving behind a wife, Doris, and a son, David.
Ed gave far more than he received through his many years of community service. He will always be remembered as the quiet, humble person he was and a major force in getting things done.
The resolution remembering Ed Rock was presented by Councilperson Monica Rodriguez to his wife, Doris Rock, on February 9th at Los Angeles City Hall. STNC board member Pat Kramer, a close friend of Mr. Rock, represented STNC for the presentation.