This week, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment presented a certificate of recognition to the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council on the occasion of the council’s 15th anniversary. Windsor Village resident and GWNC board member Julie Stromberg accepted the award on behalf of the council and shared these photos with the Buzz.
The certificate recognized the contributions of neighbors who compose the volunteer board and “serve as the voice of their communities to make a difference on issues affecting the City from public safety to job creation to sustainability to the effective delivery of City Services…”
Certified in 2003, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council was the eighty-first neighborhood council certified by the City (there are now 99). The recognition certificate was presented by Grayce Liu, General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment at the most recent meeting of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners. The Olympic Park Neighborhood Council also received a 15-year recognition certificate. Milton Gaines, one of the founding members of that NC, accepted the certificate on behalf of his neighborhood colleagues.
All residents are welcome to attend neighborhood council meetings and are encourage to get involved to learn more about issues affecting nearby neighborhoods as well as the entire City of Los Angeles. There are 21 volunteer members of the GWNC board of directors who represent15 geographic areas, including Brookside, Citrus Square, Country Club Heights, Fremont Place, Hancock Park, La Brea/Hancock, Larchmont Village, Melrose Neighborhood, Oakwood-Maplewood-St.Andrews Neighborhood, Ridgewood-Wilton-St.Andrews Square, Sycamore Square, Western-Wilton (“We-Wil”) Neighborhood, Wilshire Park, Windsor Square, and Windsor Village. In addition, there are six directors who represent special interest categories such as business, renters, education, religious organizations, other non-profits and one at-large representative who represents all stakeholders.
Elections for new GWNC board members will be held in March 2019. Interested neighbors are encouraged to get involved.