Greater Wilshire NC 2014 Election – ELECTION DAY – Sunday, March 30, 12noon-4pm, John Burroughs Middle School 2017-01-09T12:30:30+00:00
FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
At-Large Representative

JANE USHER

Geographic Area 1 Director

OWEN SMITH

Geographic Area 2 Director

JEFFREY CARPENTER

Geographic Area 3 Director

FRANCES J. McFALL

Geographic Area 4 Director

PATTY LOMBARD

Geographic Area 5 Director

JAMES WOLF

Geographic Area 6 Director

BILL FUNDERBURK

Geographic Area 7 Director

FRED MARISCAL

Geographic Area 8 Director

DORIAN SHAPIRO

Geographic Area 9 Director

JASON PEERS

Geographic Area 10 Director

PATRICIA CARROLL

Geographic Area 11 Director

ANN ASTRACHAN EGGLESTON

Geographic Area 12 Director

GREG WITTMANN

Geographic Area 13 Director

JOHN GRESHAM

Geographic Area 14 Director

CAROLINE LABINER MOSER

Geographic Area 15 Director

JULIE C. STROMBERG

Renter Representative

JOSEPH HOFFMAN

Business Representative

JOHN WINTHER

Education Representative

CLINTON OIE

Religion Representative

MICHAEL GENEWICK

Other Nonprofit Representative

DANIEL WHITLEY

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Open Board Seats 2014 – Greater Wilshire NC
BOARD POSITION
# OF SEATS
ELECTED OR APPOINTED?
QUALIFICATIONS TO
RUN FOR THE SEAT
QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT
Geographic Area 1 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Owen Smith
Geographic Area 2 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Jeffry Carpenter – Though I have been in the Greater Wilshire NC area since 1978 (and in Area 2 since 1994), I am a relative newcomer to neighborhood councils. I am just finishing up a first, abbreviated (17 month) term as the Area 2 (“Citrus Square”) representative, having also been serving as the Secretary to the GWNC board, one of the GWNC representatives on Metro’s Purple Line advisory committee, and the GWNC representative to the City’s NC Plan and Reform Initiative regional committee to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Having seen the start of initiatives in improving our area’s street trees and parkways and in addressing the many issues that we have along La Brea between businesses and residents, I am hoping for an opportunity to help see continued progress on these and other important neighborhood issues.
Lauren Tarne – During the last five years, I’ve lived in the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood. During this short period of time, changes in the neighborhood have been immense. Growth drives this great neighborhood’s economy, but with growth, it’s important to maintain a good quality of life.This is my first foray into a neighborhood council, but as a Realtor people tell me on a daily basis what’s important to them in a neighborhood. With this knowledge and experience along with information residents of GWN have communicated to me, I know have the skills to be an action-oriented representative for my neighbors.
Geographic Area 3 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Frances J. McFall – I Believe in neighborhood councils providing a forum where community issues can be discussed in open & consensus agreements can be reached for the benefit & interest of neighborhoods.
Geographic Area 4 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Patty Lombard
Geographic Area 5 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
James Cary Wolf – James Wolf has been active member of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council as its Vice President and as Chairman of the Planning and Landuse Committee. James will continue to be supportive of neighborhood issues and concerns in moving forward to best solutions for our community.
Alan Bernstein – I have been a business owner in the GWNC district since 1999. My children have attended school in Area 5 since 2006 and we moved into our home in Area 5 in 2012. I serve on the board of Friends of Third Street Elementary and am a member of the GWNC Land Use Committee. I spent five years on a Planning Commission including a term as Chair. I would be honored to bring my passion for strengthening neighborhoods and working to provide educational excellence for all children to our community through serving on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council.
Geographic Area 6 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Barbara Savage – I have lived, worked and owned businesses here in the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood for over 20 years. I have three chilren who attend local public schools. My business interests are matched by my community involvement. I am the newly elected President of the Labrea Hancock Homeowners Association, I currently serve as an Alternate board member for the GWNC. I am also this election’s chairperson. I served as Lead block captain when I lived in Hancock Park. I was also involved in forming the HPOZ for the Hancock Park area. I have also worked for Councilman Tom Labonge as an Assistant Deputy. I am a chemist by trade and my environmental work has lead to recognition in my field as both innovative, sustainable and resourceful.
Bill Funderburk – Our neighborhood is experiencing rapid demographic change as a result of increased home values, desirability of the surrounding area between Beverly Center, the Grove and Larchmont Village, accompanied by development encroachment–e.g., mansionization, build up in the La Brea and Wilshire corridors and a decade of subway construction and the density pressures that accompany new subways. I am running to continue to advocate for safe and clean streets and traffic mitigation while devising neighborhood based, collaborative, outcome based partnerships with local businesses. Although I lived in the GWNC from 1998 to 2005, I started as a block captain (by default and necessity) in 2010 soon after moving to the 400 block of S. Sycamore with my family. In 2012, I was unanimously elected a GWNC board member and am running for reelection. With your help, we can make our community safer, cleaner and friendlier.
Geographic Area 7 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Fred Mariscal – Friends, We have accomplished a lot for our community and our city for the past 13 months, but there is still a lot of work and challenges ahead.This is why I’m running for re-election to represent Area 7 in the GWNC. In the last year I’ve become Chair of the Outreach Committee, Vice-Chair of LANCC, continue to be a Budget Rep, but more importantly I show up and get the job done on your behalf! I’d like to renew my pledge to you to:Continue making our neighborhood safer, and better for all of us to live in. Continue narrowing the gap between City Hall and the Community. Continue making the Neighborhood Council and City Government more responsive to our needs. Continue encouraging more participation and involvement from the Community in city life. Help me keep this momentum going by voting for me March 30!Fred Mariscal
Geographic Area 8 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Dorian Shapiro – I grew up and have spent most of my life in Los Angeles. I am an active member of the South Hollywood Neighborhood Association, as well as their land use representative. If elected, it will be my goal to make sure that all of the people of district 8 have a voice and a part in building a better and more unified community.
Jeff McManus – I have enjoyed serving on the board for the last term, and want to continue representing my neighbor’s interest. It does take time to learn the issues, so continuity among members makes for a stronger council.
Michael Lippman – Greetings- I am a Los Angeles native and resident located on the iconic 400 North block of Sycamore Ave. in Hancock Park. As you know, this neighborhood as a reputation for maintaining its classic original charm and it’s my goal to honor it’s historical value and beauty. I am a small business owner in Echo Park who’s had experience with other Neighborhood Councils, Land Use Committees and Improvement Associations respecting the integrity and progression of the neighborhood and it’s residents. If elected, it would be my motivation to preserve the integrity of the 8th district as a representative of both the residents and the businesses. Just one block away La Brea is transforming, developing and it’s important for the neighborhood and community to have a voice. I have passion for both preservation and progression and would be honored to represent the 8th district.
Geographic Area 9 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Jason Peers
Geographic Area 10 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Patricia Carroll R5Patricia Carroll – A long time member of the GWNC I am currently Treasurer and serve on the Land Use and Outreach Committees. Representing Area 10, St Andrews Square and Ridgewood Wilton, the Eastern Boarder of our NC, I am a keen preservationist and activily work with my neighbors in SASNA and RWNA to protect us against land use infringements and other issues in our area. I am also on the Board of the Saint Andrews Square Neighborhood Association.
As a business and property owner in Larchmont Village, I am on the Board of the Larchmont Boulevard Association (LBA). My interest in the wonderful work our NC accomplishes extends throughout the GWNC.
I am honored to be an active participant in our wonderful community.
Kathleen Mulligan – I am currently the alternate Director for geographical area 10. I am the immediate past president of the Ridgewood Wilton Neighborhood Association, and have worked hard on making our neighborhood safer, greener and thanks to our new streetlights, brighter! I have built good working relationships with City Council District 4 and LAPD. Patty Carroll has been our Director and the GWNC Treasurer and I am happy to be the alternate Director.
Geographic Area 11 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Ann Astrachan Eggleston – I have lived, worked or owned in the GWNC boundaries since 1995 and have been a proud resident of the Sycamore Square neighborhood since 1999. I am currently the GWNC board member from Sycamore Square and am honored to have served that neighborhood on the association board as secretary, treasurer and president — an office I currently hold. I am committed to the Greater Wilshire neighborhood and making it the best neighborhood in Los Angeles for residents and owners as well as those who work in and visit our area.
Geographic Area 12 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Greg Wittmann – For the past year and a half, I have served on the GWNC Board and Land Use Committee. I am grateful to be in the company of so many dedicated and professional colleagues who volunteer their time to organize the community and advocate for its best interests.The area I live in is a wonderfully diverse neighborhood with a vibrant street life and a relatively young population excited to live in the middle of the City (myself included!).Unfortunately, the City has failed to take my neighbors’ needs seriously. Lacking a real park, kids skateboard in driveways and ride tricycles in underground garages. While many of my neighbors — of all ages and backgrounds — bicycle, walk or take the bus to get around, our conversations on transportation read like yesterday’s news.If elected, I will advocate for safer streets and crosswalks, convenient transit and improved urban design.
Geographic Area 13 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
John Gresham – Founding Member, Certified Board Member since 2003, Active in Neighborhood Council Formation since 1999.
Robby O’Donnell –
Geographic Area 14 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Jack Humphreville – Neighborhood Councils are a vital component of our City Charter. They allow ordinary citizens the opportunity to understand and influence our City government. NCs were instrumental in the 2009 defeat of Measure B, the Mayor’s Solar Initiative that would have raised our DWP rates by billions of dollars. NCs were instrumental in the 78% of the voters approving the formation of the Ratepayers Advocate in 2011. NCs were instrumental in the 2013 defeat of Proposition A, the permanent half cent increase in our sales tax to a staggering 9½%. NCs are an important forum that allows voters to have a better understanding of the City’s perilous finances. As a Board member and a contributor to CityWatchLA.com, I have informed GWNC stakeholders and all Angelenos about the finances of DWP and the City. I will continue these efforts on your behalf.
Caroline Labiner Moser – Caroline Labiner Moser is a practicing architect who was born in Los Angeles and has been living in Greater Wilshire for over ten years. She serves on the GWNC as an alternate and on the Land Use Committee. She is a Board Member of the Windsor Square Association, Harvard Heights HPOZ, Vice President of the Natural History Museum Alliance and former Board member of the Ebell of Los Angeles.
Geographic Area 15 Director Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic areas and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property within the respective geographic area and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Julie C. Stromberg -I am an attorney specializing in litigation and environmental remediation. A Windsor Village resident since 2011, I am an active member of the community. As a resident and mother to a 20-month old son, preserving a friendly and community-focused neighborhood is very important to me. Currently, I serve as Chair of the Friends of Harold A. Henry Park, a subcommittee of the Windsor Village Association. In my capacity as Chair, I work closely with the City and our community to preserve the historic characteristics of our park with a thoughtful renovation ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I am also Chair of the Children’s Department of the Ebell of Los Angeles. I endeavor to represent the interests of my community, District 15, as their GWNC representative. In my capacity as representative of Windsor Village, I hope to further the GWNC’s and the Windsor Village Association’s collective missions.
Renter Representative Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholder who rents and lives but does not own property within the GWNC and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who rent and live but do not own property in the GWNC and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Colette Amin – Fellow residents and stakeholders of our Greater Wilshire Neighborhood, as a resident of our lovely community for the past 16 years I have always exemplified a commitment to civic duty. Many of you know my son and I, and have worked with us as volunteers in the community. My experience includes serving as Block Captain, as a Trustee of the WSHPHS , Founding President of a parents association at St James School, Committee member of Oakwood School’s Diversity Equality & Inclusion and Program Coordinator for Jemba.org ,(an organization that many of you have supported each Xmas with your donations of toys ). I look forward to serving you as your representative; You and I have a vested interest in the betterment of our community.
Joseph Hoffman – I have lived in the Greater Wilshire area as a Windsor Village resident for over 7 years. Currently, I serve as the VP of the Windsor Village Association board and as an active member of the Friends of Harold Henry Park Committee. I am, and always have been, a renter. As someone actively engaged in the preservation and improvement of our community, I have too often heard my neighbors say “I’m only a renter” as a reason for believing their status as stakeholders in their neighborhood is diminished. I seek to join the GWNC to give a voice to this significant portion of our population, and to engage and inform them as equal members of our community.
Business Representative Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholder who is a regular and ongoing participating representative of a business or business association within the GWNC boundaries and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who are regular and ongoing participating representatives of a business or business association within the GWNC boundaries and who are 18 years older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
John Winther – I am the current President of the Larchmont Boulevard Association and I feel we have a stake in protecting our neighborhoods.
Education Representative Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholder who is a regular and ongoing participating representative of an educational institution within the GWNC and who is 18 years of age or older. Stakeholders who are regular and ongoing participating representatives of an educational institution within the GWNC and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Clinton Oie – I currently serve on the GWNC as the Education Representative. I currently work at Marlborough School as the Auxiliary Services Manager.
Religion Representative Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholder who is a regular and ongoing participating representative of a religious organization within the GWNC and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who are regular and ongoing participating representatives of a religious organization within the GWNC and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Michael Genewick – Michael Genewick has been a resident of Windsor Square and a member of St. Brendan Church for 42 years. Currently he serves as a Lector and an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharistic. He and his wife, raised five children who attended St. Brendan School. An active member of AYSO soccer for over 20 years in the Greater Wilshire neighborhood, he now serves as Treasurer of the Windsor Square Association. In 2005, Mike and Kathi traveled to the Holy Land on an Interfaith Pilgrimage as members of a Wilshire Center Interfaith Council group of Christians, Jews and Muslims
Other Nonprofit Representative Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Stakeholder who is a regular and ongoing participating representative of another nonprofit group within the GWNC and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who are regular and ongoing participating representatives of another nonprofit group within the GWNC and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Dan Whitley
At-Large Representative Term: 2 Years 1 Elected Any regular and ongoing participating stakeholder who lives, works, owns property within the GWNC or who declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms an ongoing and substantial community interest and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property within the GWNC or those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Jane Usher
Karen Gilman – I have lived in the Larchmont Village area since 1986. I care deeply about quality of life, crime prevention, land use issues, traffic and pedestrian safety, and maintaining and creating parks and other green spaces. I am the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Assn. board secretary and a member of the GWNC Land Use committee. I pledge to support the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s mandate to help represent our neighborhood if elected to serve you. He vivido en el vecindario desde 1986. Cuido mucho por la calidad de vida, la prevención de crimen, asuntos del utilizo de propiedad, tráfico y seguridad de los que caminan, y con mantener y crear parques y espacios verdes. Soy secretaria de la Asociación del Vecindario de Larchmont Village y miembra del comité de utilizo de propiedad del GWNC. Les juro a apoyar la misión del Concilio del Vecindario Greater Wilshire si yo este eligida para servirles.
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

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John Burroughs Middle School
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