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Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Committees

Board

Committee Chair Person(s):
Jill Banks Barad Contact: jbbarad@shermanoaksnc.org

The Board meets on the second Monday of most months. Please see the Calendar for meeting announcements.

Board Procedures

At Board meetings the public is requested to fill out a "Speaker Card" to address the Board on any item of the agenda prior to the Board taking action on an item. Comments from the public on Agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the Agenda that is within the Board's subject matter jurisdiction will be heard during the Public Comment period. Public comment is limited to 1 or 2 minutes per speaker, depending on time, unless waived by the presiding officer of the Board. As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. Reports and other committee reference materials may be seen on our web site under each committee's meeting agenda. Agendas are posted publicly in the window of the Sherman Oaks Library, 14245 Moorpark Street, Sherman Oaks, 91423. Printed copies of board and committee agendas can be obtained by sending a written public records request after the document has been published to PO Box 5721, Sherman Oaks 91413. A check for $1 plus 10 cents per page plus 49 cents postage made out to the City of Los Angeles must be included with the request. If additional payment is required, you will be notified.

Executive Committee

Committee Chair Person(s):
Jill Banks Barad Contact: jbbarad@shermanoaksnc.org
Ron Ziff - President
Jeff Hartsough - 1st Vice President
Sue Steinberg - 2nd Vice President
Tom Capps - Treasurer
Avo Babian - Secretary

Public Safety Committee

Committee Chair Person(s):
Kristin Sales Contact: ksales@shermanoaksnc.org
Melissa Menard Contact: mmenard@shermanoaksnc.org

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

In addition to SONC's important role of bringing local government to the residents and businesses of Sherman Oaks, The purpose of the Public Safety Committee is provide the Sherman Oaks community with resources and tools for improved safety within its borders. We do this by offering the following:

Emergency Preparedness - Do you know what to do in case of a disaster?
Our community could experience any of the following large or small disasters: power outages, fires, earthquakes, police activity, a need to evacuate. Our committee is dedicated to ensuring our residents are prepared in the face of a disaster. We can help you become more prepared by offering classes on emergency preparedness (see the SONC monthly calendar for dates), provide you with a Disaster Supply Checklist, and the resources on how to create your own Disaster Plan, for your home, your block and your business.

Crime & Safety - Do you know your Neighbors? Is a Neighborhood Watch established on your block?
If not, let us help you with that. The best way to recognize if something is out of the ordinary is to know what is ordinary in your neighborhood. Getting to know your LAPD & LAFD and your neighbors will help to create a cohesive and engaged neighborhood. We can help you to identify your designated fire station, police station, and establish your own Neighborhood Watch (NW) with an easy to use NW Handbook or...connect you with an existing Neighborhood Watch on your block.

This committee meets monthly (typically 1st Wednesday of the month) please confirm via ShermanOaksNC.org calendar for time and location) to discuss ways to improve all aspects of life in Sherman Oaks and increase awareness of neighborhood services through classes and events. We encourage you to join us for our meetings and at our events throughout the year.

Committee members are Melissa Menard - Co-Chair, Kristin Sales - Co-Chair, Barbara McDermott, Meghan Horan, Melissa Cortez, Loren Naiman, Brandon Pender, Carolyn Casavan (Alt.), Jessica Wood (Alt.)

Rules and Elections Committee

Committee Chair Person(s):
Jeff Hartsough Contact: jhartsough@shermanoaksnc.org
Sue Steinberg, Chair

 

Traffic & Transportation

Committee Chair Person(s):
Avo Babian Contact: ababian@shermanoaksnc.org

Traffic and Transportation Committee:

In addition SONC's important role of bringing local government to the residents and businesses of Sherman Oaks, The purpose of the Traffic and Transportation Committee is provide the Sherman Oaks community with resources and tools for improvement of Traffic and Transportation issues. We do this by offering the following:

Options and Solutions to our Traffic Problems - Do you know the seriousness of our traffic issues? Do you know what options we have? Our community has major issues regarding traffic and transportation, which includes, the 101 and 405 freeways, the Sepulveda Pass, and other freeway alternatives. In addition, there are issues regarding bikers, users of public Transportation, and pedestrians. Our Committee will focus on outlining the problems and offering solutions and options to our Sherman Oaks stakeholders.

Communication with our Local Representatives and Agencies - Do you know who is in charge of street signs, road improvements, and public transportation? If not, let us help you with that. Getting to know local council members, and public transport agencies will help create a cohesive and engaged neighborhood. We can help you organize into blocks or areas with similar concerns, and with a cohesive voice to identify the proper channels to communicate your concerns to.

This committee meets monthly (please confirm via ShermanOaksNC.org calendar for time and location). We encourage you to join us for our meetings and at our events throughout the year. Avo Babian Chair, Leslie Lyndon, Melissa Menard.

Planning and Land Use Committee

Committee Chair Person(s):
Ron Ziff Contact: rziff@shermanoaksnc.org Jeff Kalban Contact: jkalban@shermanoaksnc.org

The mission of Planning and Land Use Committee is to receive and provide notice to affected stakeholders of the proposed issues under its purview; research each issue in an effort to develop a thorough understanding of any given proposal; notice to all parties on all sides of any proposal; provide ample and balanced opportunity to be heard; balance the interest of the stakeholders and the community at large; to make specific recommendations to the SONC and the City of Los Angeles regarding approval, disapproval, or modification of issues that come before it.

If you have something to present to the committee, click on the email of the committee chair. In your email give a brief description of the project or issue, its location, any information on timing, and your contact information including telephone number. You will be contacted by a committee member to coordinate your appearance before the committee.

The Land Use Committee meets the third Thursday of each month, check the meeting notice or the agenda for time and location. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Committee members areJeff Kalban, Chair; Alicia Bartley; Tom Capps; Jackie Diamond; Art Fields; Mikie Maloney; Rick Mayer; Sue Steinberg and Lisa Petrus.

Outreach Committee

Committee Chair Person(s):
Raphael Morozov Contact: rmorozov@shermanoaksnc.org Garett Ross Contact: G.Ross@shermanoaksnc.org

Committee Members: Raphael Morozov - Chair, Neal Roden, Melissa Menard, Garett Ross, Carolyn Casavan (alternate)

Green & Beautification

Committee Chair Person(s):
Carolyn Casavan Contact: ccasavan@shermanoaksnc.org Avo Babian Contact: ababian@shermanoaksnc.org
Committee Members: Avo Babian (Co-chair),Carolyn Casavan (Co-chair),Sidonia Lax,David Levinson,Gregory Wright, Karen Sampson (alternate), Jessica McCarthy (alternate)

Government Affairs

Finance Committee

Committee Chair Person(s):
Tom Capps Contact: tcapps@shermanoaksnc.org

Finance Committee Mission Statement

The Treasurer and Finance Committee oversees financial operations in conjunction with the Board that support the mission, values and strategic goals of the Sherman Oaks neighborhood Council (SONC). The Committee undertakes finance related projects, vets proposed funds expenditures presented by SONC Committees, community based 501(c)3 not for profit registered organizations and public institutions: schools, parks, police and fire prior to presentation to the Board and ensures expenditures, accounting and reporting compliance with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) and City of Los Angeles guidelines, procedures and policies which govern the neighborhood council system. Tom Capps, Chair; Canyon Heston, Howard Katchen, Jeff Hartsough, Lisa Petrus, Alternate Carolyn Casavan.

 

 


Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

Committees

Executive: 1st Monday of every month (or 10 days prior to the meeting at 6:30 P.M.)
Sets the agenda for board meetings, receives requests, and assigns tasks.
Jeffrey Lynn, President (jeff.lynn@vnnc.org)
Jason Ackerman, Vice President (jason.ackerman@vnnc.org)
Jeremy Pessoa, secretary (jeremy.pessoa@vnnc.org)
Stacey Rains, treasurer (stacey.rains@vnnc.org)
Josef Lazavoritz, parliamentarian (josef.l@vnnc.org)
Maria Skelton, chairperson of the outreach committee (maria.s@vnnc.org)
Location: Braude Center 6262 Van Nuys Blvd.Meeting Room 1-A

Safety: 2nd Wednesday of every month prior to VNNC general board meeting at 6:00 P.M.
Deals with community safety issues within the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council area.
Josef Lazarovitz, chairman (josef.l@vnnc.org)
Additional Members of the committee — (Penelope Meyer, John Hendry)
Location: Braude Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Room 1-A

Parks & Recreation: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 P.M.
Deals with issues concerning children and youth, park programs, facilities and playgrounds in the VNNC area.
John Camera, Chair, (john.camera@vnnc.org) 818-385-5665
additional members of the committee —
Location: Delano Recreation Center, 14100 Erwin Street, Van Nuys, CA.

Budget & Finance: 1st Monday of every month at 7:00 P.M.
Deals with Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC) budgetary issues.
Veronica Marin, chairwoman (veronica.marin@vnnc.org)
additional members of the committee — (Maria Skelton, Howard Benjamin, Stacey Rains)
Location: TBD

Planning & Land Use: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 P.M.
Deals with planning, zoning and land use issues that affect the VNNC community, including proposals for new projects, zoning changes and variances, proposals for tenant improvement (T.I.) construction, building improvements and special uses, development, development of new business e.t.c.
Steve Friedmann, Co-chair, steve.friedmann@vnnc.org – Quirino de la Cuesta, Co-chair, (quirino.delacuesta@vnnc.org)
additional members of the committee — (John Hendry, Howard Benjamin, Penelope Meyer, Maria Scherzer [stakeholder])
Location: TBA

Government Relations/Rules & Bylaws: Meetings held TBD
Deals with citywide issues, council files, actions of city officials and departments, bylaws, rules and regulations, policies and
procedures.
Chairmen Paul Anand (paul.anand@vnnc.org)
additional members of the committee — (Jason Ackerman, John Hendry)

Outreach: Meetings held last Thursday of every month.
Deals with outreach to inform the VNNC community about board meetings, elections, committee meetings, projects and
special events, e.t.c.
Maria Skelton, chairwoman, (m.skelton@vnnc.org) 818-385-5665
additional members of the committee — (Kathleen Padden, Howard Benjamin, Richard Hopp (stakeholder))
Location TBA

Sustainability: TBA.
Deals with Sustainability to inform the VNNC community about board meetings, elections, initiatives, committee meetings, projects and local events.
Jerry Martin (jerry.martin@vnnc.org) & John Hendry (john.hendry@vnnc.org), co-chairs
additional members of the committee —
Location TBA


Valley Glenn Neighborhood Associations

If you are a full-time resident of Valley Glen, you are eligible to become a member of the executive board. The VGNA executive board is made up of five elected positions — president, vice president, secretary and treasurer — and two appointed positions — communications director and newsletter editor.

The executive board is elected annually. Nominations are in December and elections are in February. In the event of a vacancy, the executive board and president fill the position by appointment until the next election.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:

President; Dean Abston — Presides over board and general membership meetings; develops meeting agendas; coordinates key speakers; identifies annual goals; oversees membership development, officer and grid rep recruitment; serves as liaison with local elected officials and city agencies; oversees fundraising and management of annual budget. Designates VGNA representatives to other community organizations concerned with Valley Glen interests.
Contact Dean at: deanabston@vgna.org

Vice President; Bruce Gaims — Performs the duties of the president in their absence, and assumes the president's duties in the event that the president no longer is able to serve. The vice president chairs committee(s) as designated by the president.
Contact Bruce at: brucegaims@vgna.org

Secretary; Susan Favre — Keeps minutes of all executive board and general membership meetings including date, time, location, attendance; records of any decisions, motions, votes or task assignments; keeps brief notes of any key discussions and any new dates set for meetings or event; attaches copies of any reports presented.
Contact Susan at: susanfavre@vgna.org

Grid Captain: Angela Consolo - Rossi — Supervises and oversees of activities of the VGNA grid reps; serves as the conduit between the board and grid reps; maintains a current grid rep roster; coordinates grid reps for meeting flyer and quarterly newsletter distribution and volunteer assignments for VGNA events. Coordinates an annual grid rep orientation and provides a VGNA orientation kit and training for each rep.
Contact Angela at: angelarossi@vgna.org

Treasurer; Gerhard Runken — Maintains ledger of the association’s financial accounts including donations, expenses and income; submits a written report at each executive board and general membership meeting and an annual categorized income and expenses report; prepares VGNA event budgets and final reports; issues invoices and collects payments from VGNA advertisers; files required state and federal returns; and pays approved invoices.
Contact Gerhard at: gerhardrunken@vgna.org

Director of Communications; Richard Rossi — Keeps track of the association’s communications; maintains and updates the web site; designs and produces the association's quarterly newsletter "The Valley Glen Voice”- the official publication of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association. Distributes e-mail communications and maintains organization’s email database; maintains graphic identity standards.
Contact Richard at: richardrossi@vgna.org

AREA AND GRID REPRESENTATIVES AND ALTERNATES:

Area and Grid Representatives (aka Grid Reps) and Alternates will represent the interests of the area and grid in which they reside. Duties include attending Board and general meetings as representatives of their respective areas and serving as liaisons with Association members. No more than two representatives and two alternates will be elected from each of the following areas and grids:

Area A – Bounded by Victory on the north, Fulton on the West, Oxnard on the south, and Coldwater on the east.

Representatives:

Alicia Bien: aliciabien@vgna.org

Area B – Bounded by Victory on the north, Woodman on the West, Oxnard on the south, and Fulton on the east.

Representatives:

Dean Abston: deanabston@vgna.org
Gerhard Runken gerhardrunken@vgna.org
Bruce Gaims: brucegaims@vgna.org
Waltona Manion: waltonamanion@vgna.org
Pat Lloyd, Amy Pederson

Area C – Bounded by Oxnard on the north, Woodman on the west, Burbank on the south, and Fulton on the east.

Representatives:

Peer Ghent: peerghent@vgna.org
Michael Rosenzweig: michaelrosenzweig@vgna.org
Janne Bissett

Grid 1 – Bounded by Oxnard on the north, Woodman on the east, Burbank on the south, and Hazeltine on the west.

Representatives:

Valli Aman

Grid 2 – Bounded by Victory on the north, Woodman on the east, Oxnard on the south, and Hazeltine on the west.

Representatives:

Helen Schorr: helenschorr@vgna.org
Todd Witham: toddwitham@vgna.org

Grid 3 – Bounded by Vanowen on the north, Woodman on the east, Victory on the south, and Hazeltine on the west.

Representatives:

Regla Vera: reglavera@vgna.org
Linda Carreon

Grid 4 – Bounded by Sherman Way on the north, the Tujunga Wash on the east, Vanowen on the south, and Woodman on the west.

Representatives:

CoLee Viedelle-Smith: coleeviedelle-smith@vgna.org
Asta Criss: astacriss@vgna.org
Pam Vardanian

Grid 5 – Bounded by Vanowen on the north, Fulton on the east, Victory on the south, and Woodman on the west.

Representatives:

Carlos Ferreyra: carlosferreyra@vgna.org

Grid 6 – Bounded by Vanowen on the north, Coldwater Canyon on the east (except for the area from Kittridge St. to Vanowen St., and Atoll Ave. to Coldwater Canyon Ave.), Victory on the south, and Fulton on the west.

Representatives:

Vacant

Grid 7 – Bounded by Kittridge on the north, Whitsett on the east, Victory on the south, and Coldwater Canyon on the west.

Representatives:

Mirna Pajuelo: mirnapajuelo@vgna.org

Grid 8 – Bounded by Victory on the north, Whitsett on the east, Oxnard on the south, and Coldwater Canyon on the west.

Representatives:

Vacant

The following positions are achieved by appointment

EXECUTIVE BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

The Executive Board is charged with conducting the business of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association and to undertake all actions appropriate to affecting the goals and purposes of the Association. As such the Executive Board created the following positions and made appointments presently consisting of:

Editor-in-Chief of the Valley Glen Voice; Mickey Jannol. The Valley Glen Voice is the official publication of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association and is published quarterly. Circulation tops 5,000 and the Grid Reps hand deliver each issue to every home in Valley Glen, apartment complexes that allow delivery and business establishments.
Please contact Mickey at: mickeyjannol@vgna.org

Grid Rep Captain; Gerhard Runken — recruits and trains new Grid Representatives (aka Grid Reps) for the Association. The Grid Rep Captain coordinates delivery of The Valley Glen Voice and meeting/event flyers (and other such print media as directed by the President) to Grid Reps. Also the Grid Rep Captain manages execution of timely delivery of all print media. Being a Grid Rep is a vital element to the VGNA’s grassroots outreach effort.
If you would like to be a Grid Rep, please contact Gerhard at: gerhardrunken@vgna.org

Email List Coordinator; Vacant — keeps the email list of all VGNA members and interested parties and regularly emails that list information such as Valley Glen news, upcoming VGNA meetings and pertinent local happenings.
If you would like to receive these emails, please contact Editor at: editor@vgna.org

Special Events Publicity & Marketing; Waltona Manion — manages the publicity and marketing of VGNA’s special events. Special events presently include the annual Valley Glen Festival, Yard Sale and Holiday Party.
Have a question for Waltona please contact her at: waltonamanion@vgna.org

PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS:

In accordance with the duties of the office, the President appoints representatives for the Association to other community organizations that are concerned with Valley Glen interests. These appointments presently consist of:

Community Organization Representative to the Greater Valley Glen Council (GVGC); Judy Price. The GVGC is the City-certified neighborhood council that covers Valley Glen, parts of North Hollywood and the 91607 zip code area (Valley Village Post Office) of North Hollywood. GVGC serves as an official advisory panel to the City Council District Two (2) currently occupied by Councilmember Paul Krekorian. Per its By Laws, GVGC’s mission as a neighborhood council is to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life of the community, to preserve and enhance its character and prevent its deterioration.
Have a question for Judy? Please contact her at: judyprice@vgna.org