GREATER VALLEY GLEN 2014 ELECTION – ELECTION DAY – Thursday, March 20, 4-8pm, Erwin Street Elementary School 2017-01-09T12:30:32+00:00
OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
At-Large Community Stakeholder Representatives

CHARLES A. SAMSON

RICH PISANI

Merchant/Businesspersons Representatives

MICKEY JANNOL

MICHAEL STATHOPOULOS

BILL FISHMAN

JESSICA RUSSELL

Commercial Property Owner Representatives

LINDA WEHRLI

ELI FRIEDMAN

Homeowner Representative District 1

JOANNE D’ANTONIO

Homeowner Representative District 2

CARLOS FERREYRA

Homeowner Representative District 3

KATHLEEN SCHWARTZ

Homeowner Representative District 4

MALKY KERTIS

Homeowner Representative District 5

SLOAN MYRICK

Homeowner Representative District 6

NICHOLAS LAMBERT

Resident Occupant Representative District 1

W DOUGLAS BREIDENBACH

Resident Occupant Representative District 2
SHAY M BROOK
Resident Occupant Representative District 4
LISA M. SAMSON
Resident Occupant Representative District 5

KARI ROBERTS

Resident Occupant Representative District 6

ARLINE SIMON

Schools Representative

RACHEL FRIEDMAN

Religious Institutions Representative
STANLEY L. FRIEDMAN
Community Organization Representative

JUDY PRICE

Community Organization Representative

MARIA DENIS

Click here to download Canvass of Votes (pdf)

 

Certified Candidates

Click here to download the Certified Candidates List

Open Board Seats 2014 – Greater Valley Glen Council
BOARD POSITION
# OF SEATS
ELECTED OR APPOINTED?
QUALIFICATIONS TO
RUN FOR THE SEAT
QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT
At-Large Community Stakeholder
Representatives
Term: 2 years
2 Elected Any Community Stakeholder, who is 16 years of age or older, including, but not limited to, the homeless, owners of, or workers in home based businesses, and any individuals who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder. Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older at the time of the election.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Charles A. Samson – Serving on the Valley Glen Neighborhood Council as Vice-President, and as Chairman of the Planning and Land Use Committee has been an extremely rewarding and very gratifying experience. I moved to Valley Glen in 2004 and wanted to become more involved in my community. I am an architect in private practice, specializing in residential additions and new homes, so improving the built environment is very important to me. I have collaborated with the Master of Planning Department at USC and this spring semester, students in the MP course will prepare a Community Master Plan for Greater Valley Glen, which will help guide our goals and objectives. Valley Glen is a wonderful neighborhood and I hope to continue to be able to serve my community.
Rich Pisani – I have served on the Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council for the past 8 Months and look forward to continuing the great work we have started. I have lived in Valley Glen since 1998 and as a REALTOR® have specialized in buying and selling real estate in the area. I have been instrumental in positive changes in my immediate neighborhood and look forward to doing so for the Greater Valley Glen.
Homeowner Representative
District 1
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 1 of the GVGC boundaries and owns and occupies their place of residence whether single or multi family. Homeowner Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 1. Must own and occupy place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Joanne D’Antonio – I am dedicated to working to make Valley Glen a beautiful community to live and work. Valley Glen is a neighborhood on the way up, and I want to make sure that continues to happen. I have only lived here just over a year, but I bring a background of work and dedication to local issues. I worked as Traffic Committee and Safety Chair in my previous neighborhood — until we moved away. I also served as Parent Organization President and School Governance Council Representative at North Hollywood High School for three years — until my son graduated. I worked on difficult challenges and was able to achieve many goals, including working to get the school off the year-round calendar a year early. I offer my energy and experience to make Valley Glen an even better place.
Homeowner Representative
District 2
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 2 of the GVGC boundaries and owns and occupies their place of residence whether single or multi family. Homeowner Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 2. Must own and occupy place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Carlos E. Ferreyra – As a founding member of the Greater Valley Glen Council, former President of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association, and a homeowner for over 30 years in Valley Glen, I have the proven leadership and commitment to continue the work of making Valley Glen the best community in the Valley. I ask for your support in this effort with your vote. Thank you.
Homeowner Representative
District 3
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 3 of the GVGC boundaries and owns and occupies their place of residence whether single or multi family. Homeowner Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 3. Must own and occupy place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Kathleen Schwartz– My husband and I purchased our home in 1978 as newlyweds, and have lived in our amazing multi-cultural / multi-generational neighborhood for over 35 years. I am currently your elected District 3 Representative, a member of the Community and Neighborhood Outreach Committee and active in my Neighborhood Watch Program.If elected as the Homeowner Representative for District 3, I will continue to1. Assist stakeholders in becoming involved, having their voices heard and meeting various needs for the benefit of all in the neighborhood2. Preserve essential qualities and values of our neighborhood, striking a balance between important environmental concerns, residential needs, and reasonable development3. Be an energetic advocate, an enthusiastic supporter of our neighborhood and a strong voice to enhance our quality of life here in Valley GlenIt has been my honor to be your Representative. I hope to be given the opportunity to continue to serve.
Homeowner Representative
District 4
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 4 of the GVGC boundaries and owns and occupies their place of residence whether single or multi family. Homeowner Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 4. Must own and occupy place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
David Berman – I am a business professional, father of two young children who has lived in the GVG area for most of my life, I have concerns of the future of the GVG area and wish to make a positive contribution to our GVG community.
Malky Kertis – I have been a homeowner in valley glen for the past 14 years, and I am proud to call Valley Glen my home. I am committed and dedicated to constant improving of our neighborhood and empowering the community. I have served on the Greater Valley Glen Council before and was involved in the materialization of the playground structure in Erwin park, an addition that kids, and their parents, have been enjoying greatly. Those are the tangible things that make a difference in the quality of our everyday lives and those are the things I will work for, improving our surroundings and standards of services, safe neighborhoods and outreach, while advocating for the voices of the people of Valley Glen and representing the diverse members of our community. It will be my honor to serve on the Greater Valley Glen Council.
Homeowner Representative
District 5
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 5 of the GVGC boundaries and owns and occupies their place of residence whether single or multi family. Homeowner Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 5. Must own and occupy place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Sloan Myrick – Elected as GVGC Homeowner District 5 representative in 2012, I have worked to represent Valley Glen residents in a professional, competent manner. As a member of the Parks Committee, we have worked with the city to improve and beautify our community park. Our park is in better shape than it has been in years. As a member of the Government Relations committee, we have provided financial assistance to all Valley Glen public schools.I would be honored if you would please reelect me to the GVGC in 2014.
Homeowner Representative
District 6
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 6 of the GVGC boundaries and owns and occupies their place of residence whether single or multi family. Homeowner Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 6. Must own and occupy place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Nicholas Lambert – I’m Nicholas Lambert, and my wife Raquel and I are proud and fortunate to live in District 6 of the Greater Valley Glen area. Active community involvement and participation are essential elements of citizenship, and together we can work to improve the quality of where we live and work. I hope to use my past leadership experience as an Army officer and Iraq veteran, as well as my position as a realtor to develop community outreach programs, continue coordination with emergency services, and improve our neighborhood watch and public safety awareness. Additionally, I hope to encourage continued support for our outstanding schools and terrific local businesses, ensuring that the Valley Glen area remains vibrant with families and small business owners. Together we can make this the community we all want it to be. Thank you for your vote.
Resident Occupant Representative
District 1
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 1 of GVGC boundaries and who either rents, leases or owns his/her place of residence whether single or multi family. Resident Occupamt Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 1. Must rent, lease or own place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
W. Douglas Breidenbach – I have been a board member for several terms. I am currently the Secretary for the board and serve on the Planning Land Use Committee. I look forward to continuing my service to the Valley Glen community.
Resident Occupant Representative
District 2
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 2 of GVGC boundaries and who either rents, leases or owns his/her place of residence whether single or multi family. Resident Occupamt Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 2. Must rent, lease or own place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Marcus Como R4_GVGNCMarcus J Como – In my career as a computer consultant for the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy I am continually reminded how important communication is. Like many of you, I felt that my interests weren’t being adequately represented by my elected officials. Rather than simply complain about it, I decided to get active and do what I can to make sure that my voice is being heard. I firmly believe that government exists to serve the people, and not the other way around. Join your voice with mine, and let’s make sure that “We the People” are being heard in our little corner of Valley Glen.
Shay M. Brook – It would be my honor and privilege to represent the GVGC in 2014 for another term. When I was elected in 2012 as the Greater Valley Glen Valley District 2 Resident Occupant, I have been and will continue to be an aggressive champion and an enthusiastic supporter of our neighborhood, with a strong voice to maintain and better our quality of life. I am also a committee member on both the Parks & Recreation Committee, as well as the Public Safety Committee. I will always hold true and be a leader and a voice for the GVGC residents, to preserve essential qualities and ideals of our community. It will be my honor to be your GVGC Representative again, and I hope to be given the opportunity to serve you and the community once more.– Shay Brook
Resident Occupant Representative
District 3
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 3 of GVGC boundaries and who either rents, leases or owns his/her place of residence whether single or multi family. Resident Occupamt Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 3. Must rent, lease or own place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Resident Occupant Representative
District 4
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 4 of GVGC boundaries and who either rents, leases or owns his/her place of residence whether single or multi family. Resident Occupamt Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 4. Must rent, lease or own place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Lisa M. Samson – I am Lisa Samson, and I respectfully ask for your vote. I am the current Treasurer on the Greater Valley Glen Council. I am a CPA, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and have an MBA. I’d like to continue working for the residents and stakeholders of Greater Valley Glen in continuing to improve and enhance our beautiful community.
Resident Occupant Representative
District 5
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 5 of GVGC boundaries and who either rents, leases or owns his/her place of residence whether single or multi family. Resident Occupamt Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 5. Must rent, lease or own place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Kari Roberts – My husband and I bought our first home in Valley Glen 3 years ago. For the past 8 years, I worked as an Event Producer, producing primarily fundraising events for nonprofit organizations. Most recently I was the Special Events Manager for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. After the birth of our first son, I decided to leave my position to focus on raising a family. I absolutely love the Valley Glen community and look forward to helping make the neighborhood a better and safer place to raise our children. I hope to do that while serving on the Greater Valley Glen Council.
Resident Occupant Representative
District 6
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 6 of GVGC boundaries and who either rents, leases or owns his/her place of residence whether single or multi family. Resident Occupamt Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older who lives within District 6. Must rent, lease or own place of residence.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Arline Simon – I am interested in helping the community through the important active development that is to take place in the next years. I have been active in the. Laurelgrove Association for many years, as well as I am a past member of th GVGV
Merchant/Businesspersons
Representatives
Term: 2 years
4 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older and who is an owner/employee or owner’s representative of retail, wholesale, industrial or service business located within the GVGC community grid area on commercially zoned property. Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older at the time of the election.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Michael Stathopoulos – I’ve been a homeowner in Valley Glen since 2011. I am proud to be a board member and chair of the Neighborhood Outreach committee. We have created a brand-new website and Facebook presence, but still have a lot to do. We are working on extending our digital presence with Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, etc., but also on creating a physical brand for Valley Glen with light pole banners, bus benches, and more. I’m excited about the direction in which we are moving and hope that more candidates will join us!!!
Jessica Russell – I am a homeowner, mother, business women, and resident of Valley Glen. I am asking for your vote and re-elect me as a board member of Greater Valley Glen Council. It would be my 2nd term and I would further like to create a safe place for our children and citizens of GVG. I am active in the local business community in the area of real estate and investment. I am a mother of 2 young boys and have strong education and community concerns for our children and residents. I also would like to further develop our Business presence in VG. I have strong passion in accomplishment and seeing our board represents you with strength, dignity, and challenge for issues and developments with city officials not benefiting our people’s interest. I am also interested in establishing the council presence and projects we (I) have pending and in future become effective.
Mickey Jannol
Bill Fishman I am currently a resident of Valley Glen and a current member of the Greater Valley Glen Council and its Outreach Committee. I have used skills learned as a people person, husband and father to present yet another view point at our meetings and events. With the passing of each year, we continue to grow the Valley Glen story in neighborhoods which we and our families spend our lives. Your hopes and desires for better and safer living conditions become part of the goals and objectives of our Greater Valley Glen Council. You are the eyes and ears of our community, and we encourage your comments and suggestions to solve the litany of issues a growing community faces on a day to day basis. I warmly welcome your participation as we build and develop the Greater Valley Glen story.
Commercial Property Owner
Representatives
Term: 2 years
2 Elected Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older and who is owners/owner’s representatives of income property within the GVGC area used for residential rental (including single family residence used exclusively as income producing property or multi-family housing), retail stores, offices, service businesses, industrial facilities or any recognized commercial use provided that the owner does not reside on the property. Community Stakeholder who is 16 years of age or older at the time of the election.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Linda Wehrli – It is a pleasure and privilege to apply for candidacy for the Commercial Property Owner Representative seat. I have owned my Valley Glen commercial property since 1999. As an active supporter of the arts and education, I am glad to hear and support ideas and projects that will make our community thrive and flourish.
Eli Friedman – I presently serve as an appointed member of the Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council and have lived my entire life within its present boundaries. I have attended meetings and given the matters brought to the Board my full consideration. I have a deep-seated concern for our neighborhood and will continue to give the neighborhood council my full attention. I believe that I can consider all sides fairly and treat everyone with respect. I hope to continue with my service to our community.
ELECTIONS INFO

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Polling Hours:
4 pm to 8 pm

Erwin Street Elementary School
13400 Erwin St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Self-Affirmation

No Vote by-Mail

Candidate Filing Closed 2/3/14

Deadline for Filing is February 3

OR

Download the pdf form and

Mail to:

City Clerk – Elections Division
555 Ramirez Street, Space 300
Los Angeles, CA 90012

OR

Email to:

clerk.election@lacity.org

OR

Fax to: (213) 978-0376

REGION 4 TIMELINE

Region 4 Timeline (pdf)

ELECTIONS MANUAL

Elections Manual (pdf)

Toggle Sliding Bar Area