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Downtown Los Angeles NC 2014 Election – ELECTION DAY – Thursday, April 3, 12noon-8pm, Downtown Central Library 2017-01-09T12:30:30+00:00
FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
At-Large Director

PATTI BERMAN

Alameda East Resident Director
BRADD WESLEY FILLMAN
Area-Wide Resident Director
STEPHEN LEON KANE
Bunker Hill Resident Director
RUSSELL CHAN
City West Resident Director

RASOOL ALI

Civic Center Resident Director

THEODORE HERZL NATHANSON

Central City East/Skid Row Resident Director
RON J. SMITH
Downtown Center Business Director
SIMON HA
Fashion District Business Director
LYNN MYERS
Historic Downtown Business Director
MICHAEL DELIJANI
South Park Business Director
TYLER MURPHY
Arts, Cultural and Education Interests Directors
FARIDA AMAR

EDGAR VARELA

CASEY J. DADY

Arts, Cultural and Educational Interests Director (Resident)
ANASTASIA PALMER JOHNSON
Fashion District Resident Director
JEREMY DAWSON
Historic Downtown Resident Director
ERIC R GARCIA
South Park Resident Director
ANDREW D. RUIZ
Area-Wide Homeless Resident Director
ERIC DEAN
Alameda East Business Director
KJELL HAGEN
Area-Wide Business Director
HAL BASTIAN
Social Services Providers Directors
BLASSINGAME T. WENDELL

ROBERT NEWMAN

MICHAEL EISMAN

Public Sector Workforce Director
QUINN TANG
Private Sector Workforce Director
ALLEN GROSS
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Open Board Seats 2014 – Downtown LA NC
BOARD POSITION
# OF SEATS
ELECTED OR APPOINTED?
QUALIFICATIONS TO RUN FOR THE SEAT
QUALIFICATIONS TO VOTE FOR THE SEAT
Arts, Cultural, and Educational Interests Directors Term: 2 years 3 Elected Stakeholders who are at least 18 years of age with proof of interests from organizations but not limited to nonprofit educational institutions, museums, cultural institutions and organizations, preservation societies and organizations, faith-based organizations, and nonprofit entertainment venues. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with arts, cultural, and educational interests within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Casey J. Dady – For 5 years I have called DTLA my home. This past year I served as an alternate on the executive board of DLANC. I also devoted my time to the Arts and the Outreach Committees. I have several projects under my belt with DLANC, and there is still more to accomplish. Lets make the world a better palce. #DTLA #caseycares
Farida_AmarFarida Amar – Farida studied mass communication and worked in advertising for five years in both the United States and Europe before realizing that she prefers interpersonal communication to giant international work in the media. “You live and you learn, and then you adapt,” says Farida. In 2010 Farida launched SPACE, a communication arts collaborative. SPACE does what Farida calls “communication art research” using multimedia installations and the physical building of sensory enhanced atmospheres to explore what it means to co-exist in this lifetime.In 2011 Farida wrote her first social theory called Strategic Destruction, which led to the opening her first business, Comfort Zone Killer LLC. CZK focuses on industrial design projects as conversation pieces or alternative solutions for limitations of space, time and money for people she identifies as “Born Creators.” CZK now includes a variety of independently branded projects, including Unraveled, an apparel project for independent music.
EdgarVarelaEdgar Varela – I have lived and owned a business in downtown Los Angeles for over 10 years and have served on multiple boards to serve our community. I specialize in Arts, Music & Culture with an emphasis on marketing and event production.
Matthew James Pryke – I have served on DLANC for over a year and for the last five months as an Area wide Art Director (ACE). I am seeking a second term to bring my dreams for Downtown Los Angeles to fruition, which includes securing funding for local art projects, local artists and non profits that serve the artistic needs of the community, including the homeless.
Arts, Cultural, and Educational Interests Director (Resident) Term: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age and resides within the DLANC boundaries with proof of interests from organizations but not limited to nonprofit educational institutions, museums, cultural institutions and organizations, preservation societies and organizations, faith-based organizations and nonprofit entertainment venues. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with arts, cultural, and educational interests within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Anastasia Palmer Johnson – I have enjoyed serving as VP or Outreach and as a Director of Arts, Education, and Culture this past term, and feel like we are just getting started on some really exciting projects that I would like to see come to fruition. DTLA is my passion. The antiquity of the buildings, the glamour of ages past, infused with the renaissance of new urban development, the burgeoning shopping and dining communities, and the neighbors I get to interact with daily are my continued inspiration to assist in making DTLA one of the best neighborhoods in the country to live and work in.I reside and work in DTLA and am passionate about green spaces, recreational areas for dogs and children, public transportation, clean and safe streets, and retaining the majestic beauty of the grand presence of DTLA while it develops into the most vibrant urban neighborhood. I hope to be reelected
Area-Wide Business Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age with proof of business interests within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Hal Bastian – I have served on DLANC almost since its inception and would be honored to continue representing the business community in the Area-Wide Business seat. I also live within the DLANC boundaries.
Alameda East Business Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the Alameda East area and who is at least 18 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the Alameda East area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Kjell Hagen – Member of the first Borad of Directors of the Dountown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council 2002-2004
-Co Founder of Gallery Row Org.
-Co Founder Downtown Artwalk
-Current Director of Member Services and Community Outreach for Arts District Healing
Central City East/Toy District Business Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the Central City East/Toy District area and who is at least 18 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the Central City East/Toy District within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
City West Business Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the City West area and who is at least 18 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the City West within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Downtown Center Business Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the Downtown Center area and who is at least 18 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the Downtown Center within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Jerry Inforzato – I have worked in downtown Los Angeles since 1990 at then-ARCO, SoCalGas, LA Superior Court, Carlsmith Ball, Latham & Watkins LLP, IKON (including other document service firms), and currently at Bingham McCutchen LLP. I also live downtown at 2nd & Figueroa. What happens downtown has a major impact on my life both professionally and personally so I am committed 100% to maintaining the positve direction the neighborhood has taken. Among other issues, I support the “complete streets” program, the transformation of Broadway into a people-centric area, encouragement of new entrepreneurs, additional rail stations in the Arts District as well as creative transporation approaches to the way we downtowners get from point A to point B. I also believe that it is important that all points of view be welcomed as the only way to bring balance into the planning of the future of downtown.
SimonHa_DowntownLA.REg6Simon Ha – Simon is an architect and has been living and working in DTLA since 2007. He has served on DLANC since 2009 and chairs the Planning and Land Use Committee. Simon’s Downtown community involvement also includes being a co-founder of Metro Charter Elementary School, serving on the Downtown Center Business Improvement District Board, and co-chairing the 2020 Committee for the Central City Association. He is actively engaged in civic, business, and community organizations to make DTLA a great place to live, work, and play. He is a managing partner at Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects in Downtown and have designed mixed-use projects in South Park and the Historic Core. He lives in South Park with his wife Nikki, daughter Zoe, and dog Charlie.
Fashion District Business Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the Fashion District area and who is at least 18 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the Fashion District within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Lynn Myers – LYNN MYERS is seeking re-election to the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council (DLANC) Fashion District Business Representative seat. Myers worked on the original neighborhood council planning team, and was elected to the first DLANC Board as the Fashion District Business Representative in 2002. She has consistently worked to represent the LA Fashion District business community in the evolving landscape of downtown Los Angeles.
Historic Downtown Business Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the Historic Downtown area and who is at least 18 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the Historic Downtown within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Michael Delijani –
South Park Business Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the South Park area and who is at least 18 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the South Park within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Travis Guevara Kasper – I am seeking to be re-elected as South Park Business Director. In my time with DLANC I have also been appointed the the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates and I would like to continue my work with that group along with DLANC.
Tyler Murphy – I have been honored to sit on the Neighborhood Council as a Board Member or an Alternate since 2007 and i look forward to continue my service and represent the downtown community interests to the best of my ability.
Kathy Neal – I have owned a real estate office in South Park
over the last 3 years and am a resident at the Watermarke Tower. As a member of the Central City Association I am highly committed to DTLA and look forward to serving the needs of the community.
At-Large Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Any stakeholder who claims any type of stakeholdership within the DLANC boundaries and who is at least 18 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and claim any type of stakeholdership within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Patti Berman– I moved downtown 13 years ago.I have served on DLANC for three terms.For two terms, I’ve been privileged to serve as president. Parklets have become a reality as has the Spring Street Park. A $121,000 grant will produce a vision of downtown’s livability, mobility and sustainability. I am humbled to be a part of these projects and so many others.In addition to my work with DLANC, I serve on the Park Advisory Board for Pershing Square and chair the 501c3, “Friends of Spring Street Park”.On the personal side, I spent years as a saloon singer on the American night club circuit and I’m a retired scuba instructor.I have been privileged to watch and be part of the amazing transformation of downtown in the last decade. DTLA is an exciting, evolving community; I love downtown and I want to continue to represent you.
Rick Stephen Young – “THE POLITICAL INSURGENT”YOU CAN BUILD A SKYSCRAPER THAT TOUCHES THE CLOUDS.
YOU CAN TURN BROADWAY INTO A HIKING TRAIL.
YOU CAN MAKE THE LA RIVER A GIANT JACUZZI.
BUT IF YOU DON’T INCLUDE ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN THE PROCESS YOU HAVE FAILED!
Area-Wide Resident Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who occupies his/her own dwelling within the DLANC boundaries and who is at least 18 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Russell Brown DLANCJ. Russell Brown – Although a transplant from Memphis, Tennessee- I have been a LA for 35 years with 12 years downtown.My involvement with diverse stakeholders has included the Downtown Streetcar Committee (Bring Back Broadway) chair, the Pershing Square Park Advisory Board- president and Friends of the Park 101 Executive Committee. I serves on the Film LA Community Advisory committee and was author (with others) of the downtown filming guidelines. I have served on DLANC for 9 years, 5 years as President, 2 years as VP, Planning, Transportation and Public safety committee chair. I currently serves as Chairman of the Regional Connector Community Leadership Council’s Executive Committee and co-chair of the 2nd and Broadway station area.I have tried to be a strong voice for diverse residents and encourage active community participants. My priorities have been to create livable, pedestrian friendly community with many cultural amenities, hospitality options and close to good jobs.
StephenKane_DowntownLA.REg6Stephen León Kane – I’m L.A. born & raised, and spent a lot of time in DTLA as a kid. I’ve been back and forth for college, law school, and a job but finally here to stay. I live in the historic core, work at a tech start up, and am a die-hard Lakers and Dodgers fan.I want to focus on (1) working with stakeholders to encourage economic development, i.e. DTLA can be a major tech start-up hub if we make a go at it (2) emergency response – as we grow we need to coordinate more than ever before (3) community building – let’s continue to build a renewed identity for a renewed DTLA – and I want you to get involved/help develop fun new traditions.We’re lucky to be living here as DTLA’s on the verge of becoming a great urban center. Lots of work to do, I’d love to help!
Area-Wide Homeless Resident Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 16 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Central City East/Skid Row area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and self attest to homeless status and residency within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Thomas Joseph Grode – I’ve had the privilege of serving with Operation Facelift Skid Row/Skid Row Brigade, Skid Row Cleanup, Trees on San Pedro Street Project blog, and the Council District 14 Skid Row Working Group. My personal passion is increased access to public toilets. I strongly oppose alcohol sales in New Genesis permanent supportive housing. Urban cores are being redeveloped and/or gentrified in cities across America and dealing with the homeless population is always foundational to the process. I’m interested in serving in the DLANC Homeless seat because I love the DLANC mission statement. Because the Homeless seat is area-wide and because the homeless population is part of the urban core, I believe this seat has a unique opportunity to help DLANC fulfill its mission which in turn will benefit the homeless. One way I hope to pursue the mission statement within DLANC is through the phrase “green infrastructure”.
Eric Dean
Alameda East Resident Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 18 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Alameda East area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Alameda East area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Bradd Wesley Fillmann – As a six year resident of the Alameda East Neighborhood district, I have watched the changes and growth that our area has undergone and wish to represent the people who live here. My career as a professional artist–working within both the local film and graphic arts industries–has given me a unique perspective on the challenges and rewards that come with living in this neighborhood. In addition to my professional career, I lead a local theater troupe that seeks to bring live theater to the community. I seek to provide as much support and aid to those who wish to bring positive change to the area. Thank you for your consideration.
Bunker Hill Resident Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 18 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Bunker Hill area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Bunker Hill area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Russell Chan – Having served on the Downtown Neighborhood Council for many years since it’s inception. I would be honored to bring my Real Estate background to be engaged with Bunker Hill community.
Central City East/Skid Row Resident Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 18 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Central City East/Skid Row area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Central City East/Skid Row area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
General Jeff – I, General Jeff, have publicly served my fellow skid row residents for 6 years on DLANC. I have voluntarily served even longer as a community activist in skid row to improve the conditions for us who live here. Some of my accomplishments include: “The Gladys Park Improvement Project” which brought the NIKE basketball court, chess tables and fitness equipment. I’m a member of the skid row 3-on-3 street ball league. I ended the “Overnight Guest Fees” in all the SRO Housing Units. I lead the efforts to “Keep both of our skid row parks open” – Gladys Park and San Julian Park – and still have work to do on this to make sure they stay open forever!! I’m also State-Appointed Official on the “Office of Health Equity – Advisory Committee”, where I am speaking out on behalf of us skid row residents in Sacramento. Thank you for your vote!
Ron J. Smith – Skidrow was once billed as the largest open-air drug market in the world. It’s time we change that to the largest “successful” recovery community in the world.
Jacques Darrow Carr – WORKING TO MAKE A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
City West Resident Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 18 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the City West area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the City West area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Rasool Ali – It’s my honor to serve you and my community for the past four years and I am asking for your support for this election. Please vote for Rasool Ali Thank you
Civic Center Resident Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 18 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Civic Center area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Civic Center area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Theodore Herzl Nathanson Bunker Hill resident (33 years); Aerospace Engineer and Architect (Quebec); Canada and United States Citizen; Rockwell International, Downey and Canoga Park (Vehicle Design and Structural Analysis, 13 years – award winning extended duration orbiter mission extension kit, 4 orbital transfer vehicles, space station cupola); American Institute of Architects, Boston Society of Architects (The Universal House, minimal surface catenoid ground based environmental control system, Citation Award for Unbuilt Architecture); Strathcona Academy, Outremont, Quebec (Magazine Digest Award – 1 of 3 best students out of 120); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering); Harvard University (Master in Architecture); University of Southern California (Graduate School – Finite Element Analysis); El Camino Community College, Compton (Visiting Lecturer); California Museum of Science (Volunteer)
Fashion District Resident Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 18 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Fashion District area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Fashion District area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Dan Bartholomew – I have been a resident of Downtown LA and specifically the Fashion District for the last 6 years. I have been lucky to have been able to serve on the Fashion BID board for the last 5 years in which i have held the positions of Operations committee member, Finance committee member and Treasurer. My family and I love the unique beat and diversity that makes downtown LA unique. As an activist, I am especially attuned to the unique requirements of re-birthing DTLA as the vibrant hub it used to be. Creating green space, pedestrian friendly roads and walkways as well as enriching businesses and associations are my passion as a resident and business owner.
Jerry Dawson – My name is Jeremy Dawson, I am a grammy nominated artist, composer, and producer who lives and occasionally works in the fashion district. I have never been more fascinated with a city than I am with Central City. My goal on this council is to do everything I can to facilitate and protect the beautiful history and culture that DTLA has had for 100 years now; amidst growth and progress that changes our neighborhood every day. Finding a balance between business and art, hope and hopeless, car and walker…All of which call Downtown their home…everyone needs to be considered and appreciated and I hope to help bring balance and prosperity to the undiscovered gem of Downtown Los Angeles. Thank you
Historic Downtown Resident Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 18 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Historic Downtown area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Historic Downtown area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Eric R Garcia – I would be honored to serve on the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council as the Historic Downtown Resident Director. I have lived in Downtown since 2011, and am a native Angelino. I am very interested in seeing our community, as well as the Downtown area, thrive. As we are all well aware of, Downtown’s recent population growth has created some challenges and I hope to be a part of the solution by being actively involved with the Council. I would welcome the opportunity to represent the Historic Core at the Council and to bring my thoughtful, yet optimistic approach to my role, as well as my commitment to work toward bringing together the Historic Core’s many voices in developing innovative, win-win approaches.
Ashley Stracke – While I am a recent resident of Downtown Los Angeles, DTLA has been a big part of my life for nearly 10 years both through my job with the City of Los Angeles and through my volunteer work with the Los Angeles Conservancy. The key to continued success in Downtown depends on ensuring our neighborhood is inclusive, works towards sustainable economic growth, and cares for our environment. Much has been done to breathe life into this neighborhood and I look forward to serving you by contributing to this effort to make it even more livable and sustainable. I can provide: – A balanced & structured approach to problem-solving that involves collaborating with all stakeholders – An in-depth understanding of LA City government and how to maximize the systemâ??s value for residents. – Knowledge of DTLA history and how it fits into the larger vision of Los Angeles.
BArrett DLANC Candidate picture '14Barrett Reiff-Morse – Candidate Statement – Barrett Reiff-MorseDear Historic Core Resident Community,It is my privilege and pleasure to have the opportunity to represent you as the Historic Core Resident Director in the 2014 Downtown Neighborhood Council Elections.As a resident of the Historic Core for approaching 13 years, I have known many of you through events, businesses ventures and most importantly friendships.My objectives as your Resident Director are simple:1) Advocate for services and facilities you need and want2) Inspire the nature and spirit of the community3) Develop locally owned and operated businessesAs our neighborhood grows, it is our responsibility to guide the community into one we enjoy, embrace and share for years to come.As your Resident Director I commit to involving you in the process of creating this future for the Historic Core.Thank you for your support and your vote!Best,Barrett
Hunter_KerhartHunter Kerhart – I have lived and worked in DTLA’s Historic Core for several years. As a motion picture cameraman and still photographer, as well as a board member of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, I understand the importance of preserving the foundation of our neighborhood, as well as integrating the growth of new residents, businesses, and developments that positively impact DTLA. I would love the opportunity to create more green space, keep public spaces clean and safe for our residents and visitors, and opening the door to new businesses.
R.Patrick_CooperR. Patrick Cooper – Around 2000 or 2001, fresh out of college, I recall heading Downtown to hang out with friends and thinking how much I’d like to live in an urban environment. That itch never went away, and in 2009 I finally had the opportunity to move to the Historic Core.To live in a vibrant, up-and-coming urban community surrounded by wonderful old architecture and with a huge amount of future potential was really a dream come true. In the ensuing years of my residence here, I have felt a pull not only to take advantage of what Downtown provides, but to begin to give back and really help Downtown and the Historic Core blossom to become even more of a fantastic place to live.And so I feel that now is the time to submit my candidacy for Historic Downtown Resident Director. I sincerely appreciate your consideration for this position.
South Park Resident Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 18 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the South Park area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the South Park area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Scott Bytof –
Andrew D. Ruiz – A resident of Downtown L.A. for over 10 years, I served as Resident Director-Fashion District from 2008-2012. I am currently a resident and Property Manager of The Watermarke Tower, where I manage 214 residences (with approximately 325 South Park residents) on a daily basis. As such, I am constantly dialed in to a network of surrounding property management constituents-including my staff of 60, outside vendors, and other property managers which allows me to stay abreast to issues pertaining to South Park residents as a whole. I am, in essence, already well informed of current issues, trends, and community needs; and also possess the kind of leadership, attention to detail, and problem solving skills required to handle a wide range of residential matters. It has been a pleasure witnessing Downtown L.A.’s progress, and I’m excited to continue the experience by exercising my voice, contributing my assets, and ultimately making an impact.
Social Service Providers (SSP) Directors Term: 2 years 3 Elected Stakeholders who are at least 18 years of age and with proof of SSP interests from organizations but not limited to mission-type, faith-based organizations that provide social services, non-profit affordable housing, development and management organizations, non-profit educational and employment training, social service advocacy groups, non-profit hospitals, health care providers, social service counseling and life enrichment organizations such as senior service centers. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with SSP interests within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Michael Eisman A four year resident of Downtown’s vibrant Historic Core, Michael Eisman is the Director of Community Outreach for Impulse Group Los Angeles. Joining Impulse group’s board nearly a year ago, Michael has helped the group in developing engaging messaging and educational material in the fight to end AIDS. He has headed up multiple advocacy projects, including “Knowing”, a sexy, edgy PSA aimed at promoting safe sex and anti-HIV Stigma, which has been viewed over 140,000 times in 47 countries on 5 continents. His hope is to bring his expertise on this continuing epidemic to the DLANC.
Robert Newman – I have developed my skill, energy, and expertise from my vast life and work experience combined with both formal and practical education of the hustle-bustle world. I have set the stage in applying the synchronicity of the same set of skills that I have channeled successfully for two decades on one end of the spectrum in business to the other end and plugged them into the realm of Social Services. It is a pleasure to be a current member of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and it will be an honor to continue my service to the downtown Los Angeles community with your vote. I love DTLA!
Blassingame T. Wendell
photoKevinMichaelK – KevinMichaelK, a 2 term member of DLANC, lives-works-got Clean and Sober in SkidRow, the “World’s Largest Recovery Community.” I enjoy being a part of the entire Downtown LA community, but I am called to represent the most misunderstood portion of our neighborhood, SkidRow. Working as a Community Organizer with The United Coalition East Prevention Project, (UCEPP) and the other LAPD, the Los Angeles Poverty Department, has allowed me to counter the mass media narrative about the community that saved my life. I’m a SkidRow Advocate, if we recognize that diversity can be our strength, and if we respect each other’s truths, our social lab can provide great hope for others. This term I will call upon the rest of our Board to begin engaging with the SkidRow neighborhood representatives in a more equitable manner. I look forward to our being a part of The New Downtown.
Public Sector Workforce Director Tern: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age and with proof of a public employer located within the DLANC boundaries. May NOT be resident or business stakeholder. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with interests in the public sector within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Quinn_TangQuinn Tang –
Private Sector Workforce Director Term: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 18 years of age and with proof of a private employer located within the DLANC boundaries. May NOT be a resident or a business stakeholder. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with interests in the private sector within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Allen Gross – I honorably served the last two terms as a Board Member on the Neighborhood Council and i look forward to continue my service to the downtown community.
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