Congratulations to Barbara Savage, local resident and President of the La Brea Hancock Homeowners Association, who was recently honored by CD4 Council member David Ryu in honor of Women’s History Month. Ryu’s office selected Savage as one of four women “Wonder Women” who have made “immense contributions to their neighborhoods in the Fourth Council District.”
“I am incredibly honored for being recognized by Councilman Ryu Nikki, Sara and Julia for the efforts we have made together, ” Savage told the Buzz. “We can’t do everything, but each of us can do something to sustain our community.”
Calling Savage a “wonder woman” is an apt description of her diverse professional interests and commitment to the community, as noted in a 2016 Buzz profile.
Barbara has been able to create many opportunities to educate communities on saving water and weight management through her companies Body Conscience and Attainable Weight Loss Solution, respectively. She has been cited by the City of Los Angeles for her work on water preservation and small business strategies for sustainability. Barbara has lived in Los Angeles for over 30 years and in that 30 plus years has lived within the ever changing CD 4 boundaries.
Barbara began her local community service as an ambassador for the Los Angeles Raiders as a member of the Raiderettes, Football’s Fabulous Females. She represented both the Raiders and the City of Los Angeles all over the country proudly wearing the Silver and Black. Barbara has also been lucky enough to have worked in both the private sector for fortune 500 companies as well as the public sector for the City of Los Angeles. She is currently volunteers as the president of the LaBrea Hancock Homeowners Association, Board Member for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) and serves on the GWNC Land Use Committee.
Barbara “mothers” by example, her children. Jordan, 18; Adam, 15 and Zoe, 14, have served in student government Jordan, as Associated Student Body President and Adam is currently the treasurer. Zoe is currently a freshman and is running for Sophomore Class President. Zoe was also Student Body President at John Burroughs Middle School. Barbara has been involved with the American Red Cross since she was in High School. She trained to be a WSI and Lifeguard. She has also held an ARC CPR certification for many years throughout her adult life. She served as the ARC Community Ambassador from 2015-2017.
CD 4 also honored Cheryl Cashman, a member of the Community Policing Advisory Board (CPAB) in Van Nuys Division and a Red Cross Ambassador; Robyn Arnold, a 3rd grade teacher at Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School; and Audrey Casillas, the Economic Development Services Coordinator at Koreatown Youth and Community Center, who has helped launch KYCC’s successful financial empowerment services and help thousands of low-income families claim tax credits.