Empowerment Congress West Area NC 2014 Elections 2017-01-09T12:30:25+00:00
FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
Chair
DANIELLE J LAFAYETTE
Co-Chair

YVONNE ELLETT

Recording Secretary

DIANE ROBERTSON

Area 1 Representative

WASHENSKY WILSON

MARY JONES-DARKS

Area 2 Representative

CARL ERIC MORGAN

JACKIE RYAN

Area 3 Representative

ROBIN GILLIAM

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Open Board Seats 2014 – Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council
BOARD POSITION
# OF SEATS
ELECTED OR APPOINTED?
QUALIFICATIONS TO
RUN FOR THE SEAT

QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT
Chair
Term: 2 Years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns a business or property or who declares a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who is 16 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own a business or property or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Misty_WilksMisty Wilks – Everyone that knows me, knows that Los Angeles – Leimert Prk & the surrounding areas – are my heart & soul. I went to Audubon & the place fka Dublin, met boys at the places fka Santa Barbara Plaza & the Crenshaw Swapmeet. Walked thru the place fka the Jungle going to Baldwin Hills Theater. I remember the gunshots off Crenshaw that led the media to decide that I lived in “South Central”. I stayed out all night photographing their stores burning in my neighborhood.

Wherever I go, my heart brings me back. I’ve been a community/social justice activist for 2 1/2 decades. ECWA provides an outlet for my energy & passion. I’ve given so much of myself to others & want to focus on the place that shaped me. It is my hope to help keep the “community informed, engaged and empowered” and make ECWANDC the best NDC! Ready?

Danielle LafayettaDanielle J Lafayette – “You have to be the change you want to see in the world”. I am running for Chair of ECWANDC because I have a passion for community development and a strong desire to see my community thrive as a cohesive unit. My background is in event planning and community based programming. I currently hold my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. As the Correspondence Secretary I was able to learn many aspects of the Neighborhood Council system. I was appointed as Budget Advocate, this connected me with all regions of the neighborhood councils. As Vice Chair of the Safety Committee, I was able to meet with the Los Angeles City Attorney and Assistant Chief of police to represent South LA. As Chair and creator of the Education and Youth Development Committee, I work with Leimert Park on a creative industry zone to create jobs for youth in our area.

Co-Chair
Term: 2 Years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns a business or property or who declares a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who is 16 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own a business or property or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
election photo 1Yvonne Ellett -The two years I’ve served as Recording Secretary for ECWA have reinforced my belief our stakeholders are caring people who LOVE their neighborhoods. In addition to serving as Recording Secretary, I’ve managed the Board’s website and social media. I would like to extend my future volunteer efforts as Co-Chair to do the following:1) increase the City’s and our stakeholders’ communication with each other while encouraging more stakeholder feedback on important City items;
2) help organize the Board’s processes for better project completion and improved stakeholder satisfaction;
3) support both the Chair and Committee Chairs.It’s my hope to instill stakeholder confidence in my abilities to continue serving with the Empowerment Congress West for the betterment of all Baldwin/Crenshaw/Leimert neighborhoods.

Recording Secretary
Term: 2 Years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns a business or property or who declares a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who is 16 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own a business or property or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Edmond_WarrenEdmond Earl Warren – I have been apart of the community my entire life and have a strong desire to see it prosper. For the last eight years I have worked for Parks and Recreation where I was able to use many of my skills to aide and develop our youth. Currently I am a senior at California State University, Long Beach completing my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. My past experiences working on the teen council and being a teen representative for the park advisory board has provided me with the confidence, allowing me to realize my strong aspiration to give back to the community. As a college student I will be able to bring a different outlook and perspective to the neighborhood council, which will improve our outreach to the community. My knowledge of computers and social networking will assist me in getting the job done.
Diane Robertson – Diane Robertson R10_ECWNCI am a Brooklyn, New York native who relocated to Los Angeles almost 8 years ago. Last year, I started my home-buying journey and was deliberate about and singularly focused on investing in Leimert Park. I am now a proud stakeholder in this community. I do not intend to merely live in Leimert Park but, rather, to be an active and engaged member of this vibrant neighborhood by supporting and championing its renaissance. I make a living has an attorney in the Entertainment Industry and make a life, in part, by volunteering my time to non-profit organizations whose missions I embrace. Currently, I serve on the Leadership Council of POSSE Foundation Los Angeles and the Board of LA Cares Mentoring Movement. I possess strong communication, project management and organizational skills, which would serve me well as a member of the ECWANDC Board.

Area 1 Representatives
Term: 2 Years

2 Elected Stakeholder status is based on stakeholders who have residence, membership, ownership or work within Area 1 and who are 16 years or older. Stakeholder status is based on stakeholders who have residence, membership, ownership or work within Area 1 and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Washensky_WilsonWashensky Wilson – In the community Washensky Wilson began the Summer Night Lights Program, a Gang Reduction and Youth Development Program, started at Jim Gilliam Recreation Center. The program had significant reductions in violent crimes, the City experienced a 17% drop in violent crimes, an 86% decline in homicides and a 23% reduction in aggravated assaults after the program’s eight-week run. The Baldwin Village area saw a 36% drop in overall crime and a 100% drop in homicides in the areas surrounding city parks. The program expanded from one park, eventually growing into thirty two parks. SNL provides after-school type activities, athletic leagues, art initiatives, multicultural and family programs during the summer months.I am currently area 1 representative for Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council, specializing in Gang Intervention and Prevention in all areas. My goal is to constantly create a safe and welcoming environment for all stakeholders of all ages.
Mary_DarksMary Jones-Darks – It was never my dream or desire to serve my community, however 20 years in i can’t imagine not serving.I was a member of the Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council (ECWANDC) when we were first certified many years ago, i have continued on this path serving on several other boards throughout the community.It is my desire to continue serving as a board member of the (ECWANDC) for area 1.Please come out and vote for me on Saturday, May 10th, 10:00am-2:00pm at the Crenshaw Mall in front of the Rave Theater, (Farmers Market)Remember, run for office, join a committee, be a part of the solution.

Area 2 Representatives
Term: 2 Years

2 Elected Stakeholder status is based on stakeholders who have residence, membership, ownership or work within Area 2 and who are 16 years or older. Stakeholder status is based on stakeholders who have residence, membership, ownership or work within Area 2 and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

MorganCarl Eric Morgan – Ever since I can remember, I have had a fascination with community empowerment. Why do some communities thrive while others wither? As your representative I share years of experience as a former staff person at various government agencies, (Caltrans, Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, Southern California Association of Governments, City of Los Angeles Planning Department, and Los Angeles World Airports). I want to help this community thrive and become one of the best neighborhoods in the Los Angeles.

Jackie_Ryan_Reg10_ECWNC_2014Jackie Ryan – I have been active in my community for the past twenty years and have served on the neighborhood council for the past few. I continue to be interested in serving my community and will want to see that our community will gain the best the city has to offer for the future as the neighborhoods sustain and grow. And this I promise. Jackie Ryan

Area 3 Representatives
Term: 2 Years

2 Elected Stakeholder status is based on stakeholders who have residence, membership, ownership or work within Area 3 and who are 16 years or older. Stakeholder status is based on stakeholders who have residence, membership, ownership or work within Area 3 and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
RobinGilliam]Robin Gilliam – Born and raised in Leimert Park, this community is both my home and my family. With strong inter-generational ties to this space, coupled with a true commitment to the preservation of arts, culture and the reach of community as agents of real change – it is my goal to continue serving Leimert Park in greater ways. I offer an interdisciplinary background with professional experience in urban planning and public art, and hold a Bachelors of Art in Fine Art from the University of Southern California and a Master of City Planning from UC Berkeley.
ELECTIONS INFO

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Polling Hours:
10 am – 2 pm

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
(Farmers Market)
3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

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Candidate Filing Closed 03/26/14

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