Olympic Park NC 2014 Election – SELECTION DAY – Saturday, May 10, 1-3pm, Queen Anne Recreation Center 2017-01-09T12:30:29+00:00
FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
West Area Representatives

ANYA K. ADAMS

DAPHNE DIANA BROGDON

SHARON CRAIG

JOHN JAKE

LAURA-DIANA RUDISION

JOCELYN E. DUARTE

East Area Representatives

JUDITH WYLE GOLDMAN

ALEXANDER ALFONSO MENA

THEODORE JAMES SMITH III

SUNG JIK PARK

BATSTONE RAJA

KY TRANG HO

Youth Representative

CHARLES HARVILLE COHEN

Senior Citizen Representatives

PAMELA W. WHITTENBURY

Community Based Organization
Representative

MARK PEEL WILLIAM

SKYE KELLY

At-Large Representative

JOANN FLEMING

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Open Board Seats 2014 – Olympic Park NC
BOARD POSITION
# OF SEATS
ELECTED OR APPOINTED?
QUALIFICATIONS TO
RUN FOR THE SEAT
QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT
West Area Representatives
Term: 2 years
6 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property or anyone who participates in community organizations or other non-profit organizations, block clubs, neighborhood associations, homeowner associations, apartment associations, condominium associations, resident associations, school/parent groups, faith based groups and associations, chambers of commerce, business improvement districts, service organizations, park advisory boards, boys and girls clubs, cultural groups, environmental groups, code-watch, neighborhood watch, police advisory boards groups, and/or redevelopment action boards within the council boundary area and who are 16 years or older. The West Area is west of Crenshaw Boulevard. The six delegates with the highest number of votes shall be elected to represent the West Area. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Sharon Craig – I am seeking a position on the OPNC to help improve the neighborhood in which we call home. Safety, beautification and maintaining the value of our homes and businesses is a priority.
John JakeJohn Jake – I will listen to my constituents, absorbed their concerns and work hard to establish an open line of communication between OPNC & their everyday lives. Active engagement is needed and I’ll concentrate my efforts to offer better assistance to those within the community who are in the greatest amount of need. To engender confidence in my constituents that they can depend on OPNC to connect them to the person best able to address their individual or group concerns if that is not in our area of expertise.I am married with a daughter and it is of paramount importance that my family as well as my constituents and their families are able to live in a safe, viable, thriving community. I am dedicated to this goal and whether I’m elected or not, I will continue my journey of improving the lives of those who are in need of my help.
Jocelyn_DuarteJocelyn E. Duarte – I have resided in this neighborhood for over 20 years. I attended Queen Anne Elementary and graduated from Los Angeles Senior High School. Growing up in this neighborhood I have experienced firsthand the needs of our diverse community.I have made a conscious decision to keep my children in the community. Today, my children attend a neighborhood public school were I serve as the Parent Teacher Association President for the current school year. My children actively participate in sport programs at Queen Anne Recreation Park. I feel a sense of urgency to encourage community members to build community through active participation in local programs.
My educational background has solidified my belief that change begins at a local level and therefore serving in neighborhood council will allow me to utilize my community organizing skills to encourage other to invest in our community and increase overall participation in my area.
Laura-Diane Rudison – Thank you for considering me, Laura-Diane Rudison, in the upcoming OPNC election. I am committed to improving our community through city-government, education, and beautification.Since 2007, I have constructively served on the OPNC Board, including as Vice President of Outreach and as a Board Member, while missing only 1 or 2 meetings due to severe illness. I am committed to attending every meeting, to participate in the action items, and to provide forward thinking on relevant issues.My desire is to continue serving you on the OPNC Board; I welcome your VOTE in this election. Laura-Diane Rudison.
Gerry Bryan Pass – Gerry Bryan PassAs a Los Angeles native, I moved to this area in March of 2006 when I purchased my place of residence located at 1363 S. Tremaine Avenue. I have been instrumental in re-vitalizing the neighborhood, as represented in the renovations of my stated home. Since the project of renovation, spending over $6000,000 in 2006, the immediate area, has shown significant like improvements. The alley located between Kenniston and Longwood Avenues, adjacent and just north of San Viciente Blvd has nearly ceased illegal substance trafficking, by way of neighborhood watch, repeated policing and lighting of which I have had installed and carried at my personal expense. I have been responsible for correcting street pavement, parkway improvement, and help resolving dangerous traffic areas. It is my desire to work to resolve LADWP water main issues, sidewalk and street repairs – to be equal to the service provided north of Olympic Blvd. As I am not a professional politician, but rather a concerned area resident and Los Angeles local, I know that I am more than qualified to assist others in bettering our neighborhood.
Anya K. Adams –
Daphne Diana Brogdon – I care about Community. I want to help with quality of life issues and to give a voice to the regular person who City hall might otherwise forget. I’m Vice president of Longwood Neighborhood Association & have been a OPNC board member for the last 10 months.
East Area Representatives
Term: 2 years
6 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property or anyone who participates in community organizations or other non-profit organizations, block clubs, neighborhood associations, homeowner associations, apartment associations, condominium associations, resident associations, school/parent groups, faith based groups and associations, chambers of commerce, business improvement districts, service organizations, park advisory boards, boys and girls clubs, cultural groups, environmental groups, code-watch, neighborhood watch, police advisory boards groups, and/or redevelopment action boards within the council boundary area and who are 16 years or older. The East Area is east of Crenshaw Boulevard. The six delegates with the highest number of votes shall be elected to represent the East Area. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Batstone Raja –
Ky Trang Ho – Ky Trang Ho
David CrowleyDavid Cochrane Crowley –
Sung Jik Park – Even though there are huge numbers of Korean-Americans living within the Olympic Park, they always under represented from local level politics due to lack of participation from Korean community. So as a Korean-American, I am seeking a position on the OPNC which could raise the participation level and support from the Korean community within our NC area. Also by working as a council member for Olympic Park, I believe I could mediate many problems by utilizing my ethnic backgrounds and experience. So please select me as the neighborhood council member and give me an opportunity to contribute
Alexander Alfonso MenaAlexander Alfonso Mena – My name is Alex Mena and I wish to serve as your representative for the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council. I was born in Echo Park, raised in Hancock Park, and I now currently reside in the OPNC boundaries.My passion is in environmental sustainability and land use/zoning. I currently work for the Office of Sustainability for the County of Los Angeles as the Environmental Service Center Coordinator for Los Angeles.There is plenty of opportunity for our neighborhoods to become safer, cleaner, and greener, and if I am elected this will provide me a greater audience of residents to provide information on how their homes and businesses can be more environmentally efficient and economically sustainable.
reidReid K Isaki – I have lived in the area since 2009 and would LOVE to make a difference in our neighborhood and try and help people enjoy Los Angeles to the fullest. I currently work near LACMA and commute via bicycle. I work as a software engineer creating iOS and Android apps.
I am originally from Washington D.C. and went to school at SFSU graduating with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Math. I am always trying to make the world more efficient and easier for people to get around and live more comfortably. I am aware of a lot of noise in the area and would love to address this.
FaalanigaFaalaniga Taofi Smith – Communication and interaction between members of OPNC and residents is extremely important regarding issues involved public safety, community improvements, as well as out reach programs that benefits residents and businesses. As a wife, mother, grandmother, and a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force Reserve, I have that experience. Being a housewife or in today’s high tech clarification, “Domestic Engineer”, I am an organizer with Administrative skills, I possess a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management with an interest in Event Planning. I can bring a birds eye view of what our community needs and share with members of OPNC and present these issues and solving our problems to our Council member.
Theodore James Smith IIITheodore James Smith III – I am a lifelong resident in Country Club Park. My mission if elected is to work on permanent enhancements to our community such as repairing curbs, replacing street lights with the old more beautiful ones, getting security cameras linked to LAPD for our safety and improving the business mix, such as more diverse restaurants and businesses along our traffic corridors (Venice and Pico, for example). Olympic Park is a wonderful community that with continued vigilance can become even greater; more people friendly with accessible wider streets, beautiful streetscapes, and creative greenspace areas for our children to play in. I envision a DASH that on weekends can take us throughout our ethnically diverse community to enjoy the different venues we have and are going to get. As a Deputy District Attorney, I will listen and fight for you.
JudithJudith Wyle Goldman – A 36 year resident of the Los Angeles area, I am a local homeowner with a family, and work as an architectural and design professional. I’m a graduate of UCLA where I received a degree in American Studies (magna cum laude) before going on to get my Masters of Architecture at SCI-ARC (Southern California Institute of Architecture.) I’m hopeful that my education and long standing interest and professional experience in the area of Urban Planning and Architecture can be of use to my local community. Having grown up in a large extended family of refugees from nearly every race, religion and continent, whose native languages range from German to Vietnamese, I am committed to serving the diverse multi-cultural population of Olympic Park.
Jason Bron MaddoxJason Bron Maddox – As a proud and committed resident of Country Club Park and a commercial real estate investor with more than 300 units within and around the Olympic Park neighborhood, I imagine a future built on a sense of community, sustainability and interconnectedness supported by private investment and smart use of public infrastructure.
Youth Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder between the ages of 13 to 17, may be a middle school, high school, or college student. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Charles Harville Cohen – I am a past member of the OPNC who has served as the Youth Representative for 16 months now. I am currently a junior at Loyola High School where I play varsity football and am an AP student with a GPA of roughly 4.1 com. I would love to continue my service to my board and neighborhood both as a fantastic learning experience and also because I want to be invested in to the neighborhood I love so much. Thank you!
Senior Citizen
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who is at least 60 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
PamelaWhittenbury_OlympicPark.REg6Pamela W Whittenbury – I feel I have much to bring to my neighborhood council. I have served on the governing boards of several nonprofit organizations and am a registered parliamentarian. I serve as Vice President of my local neighborhood council and manage the membership database. I produce the quarterly newsletter and annual calendar. I have served for 3 years as OPNC treasurer and feel I have contributed to the success OPNC has achieved in the neighborhood.I enjoy working with others and improving the local neighborhood. I am hardworking, diligent and have learned to work efficiently with the City of Los Angeles. Helping the police, firemen, schools and parks has been most rewarding. I hope my experience in this process will add to the continuing success of Olympic Park Neighborhood Council.
Community-Based Organization
Representatives
Term: 2 years
2 Elected Stakeholders who are involved in a community based organization including but not limited to neighborhood associations, nonprofit public benefit/mutual benefit organizations and who are 16 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
skye1Skye Kelly – I have directed a non-profit yoga and wellness studio in the area for over three years. I love the area and wish to see it flourish in all possible ways. The community has been wonderful to us and we love hosting community clean-ups and fun events such as nutrition information, tai chi, zumba,screenings, art and photo shows. I would be honored to serve the community.
Mark Peel William – Mark PeelI feel strongly that the neighborhood council needs to be reactivated as a voice of the community. Despite the lack of large commercial development in our district we have issues including schools, public safety, traffic and communication between the various ethnicity that need to be addressed. Our neighborhood council is the forum where those processes should begin, and be continually monitored.
School Community
Representatives
Term: 2 years
2 Elected Stakeholders who are involved with a school including but not limited to public, private and charter schools (including certificated and non-certificated faculty, administration, and staff) and who are 16 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
At-Large Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who is 16 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and who are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Joann Fleming – I have lived in the community for over 35 years. I served as president for the 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee from 2008 – 2012; and prior to that tenure, I was vice president of education for 2 years. Under my leadership, we were able to give scholarships to over 40 high school seniors.
I also served as Member at Large for the NFDC and am currently the Corresponding Secretary.
I retired as a teacher from Montebello Unified School District.
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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Polling Hours:
1 pm- 3 pm

Queen Anne Recreation Center
1240 West Blvd.
Los Angeles 90019

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