City Honor Presented to Joe Hoffman

Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council leadership and neighbors join City Council Member David Ryu in honoring the service of Windsor Village resident Joe Hoffman to the GWNC. Front: Council Member David Ryu and Joe Hoffman; Standing l-r: Shirley Fuqua, Caroline Moser, Patty Lombard, Mimi Hoffman, Tess Paige, Patti Carroll, Chris Hoffman and Owen Smith. (photo by Rob Fisher)

Neighbors and leaders of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) joined City Council Member David Ryu and CD4 Field Deputy Rob Fisher to present a Certificate of Recognition to Windsor Village resident Joe Hoffman for his service to the neighborhood council. Hoffman served as Secretary of both the Board of the GWNC and its Land Use Committee, until he stepped down two months ago due to illness.

Hoffman, a web developer, won election to the GWNC in 2014 as the Renters Representative to the board. He ran for the seat on the neighborhood council to give a voice to his fellow renters in the community, and he worked to engage and inform them as equal members of the community. Shortly after his election, Hoffman also served as chair of the GWNC Outreach Committee, and could be seen manning the neighborhood council’s booth at the annual Larchmont Family Fair.  He also took on the task of digitizing the communications and workflow of the all-volunteer board of directors, and served as its web designer and webmaster.

Deeply committed to the preservation and improvement of his neighborhood, Hoffman served as secretary of the GWNC Land Use Committee where he created a database management system for the committee to manage its work.  Hoffman is also a staunch advocate for housing, and many residents also know him for his efforts to organize the annual homeless census in our area for the past several years.

Hoffman, who has lived in Windsor Village for more than 10 years, also served as the Vice President of the Windsor Village Association board, and was an active member of the Friends of Harold Henry Park Committee.

The framed Certificate of Recognition that was presented to Joe Hoffman by CD4 Council Member David Ryu.
GWNC leaders gather with CD4 Council Member David Ryu to present a Certificate of Recognition to Joe Hoffman: l-r, Owen Smith, Caroline Moser, Shirley Fuqua, Council Member David Ryu, Chris Hoffman, Patti Carroll, Tess Paige, CD4 Field Deputy Rob Fisher
Council Member Ryu, Joe Hoffman and Owen Smith share a joke about serving on the neighborhood council.
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About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

4 thoughts on “City Honor Presented to Joe Hoffman

  1. Joe exemplifies selfless community service. In addition to his service on GWNC, he also has played a key role as a steering committee on the Midtown Los Angeles Homeless Coalition. Very well deserved.

  2. Joe was a sincerely kind and consistent neighbors in the Windsor Village Neighborhood. He enjoyed making jams and jellies. I have one jar left. I am grateful to have witnessed and partaken in his good life service on the planet. God bless you, Joe as you travel back home to the heart of God.

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