Sunday was a great day to go to the park, and candidates running for seats on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s Board of Directors did just that…with a meet-and-greet forum at Robert Burns Park yesterday afternoon. Each candidate was given two minutes to make a personal statement about his or her background and why they’re interested in serving on the GWNC board. The formal statements were then followed by informal mingling, one-on-one conversations and refreshments. The forum was moderated by actor-activist Ann-Marie Johnson, who also serves on the Silverlake Neighborhood Council.
Fourteen of the 35 registered candidates attended the forum, and several others sent statements, which were read from the podium by moderator Johnson. For those who couldn’t attend yesterday’s event, but would still like to learn more about the candidates running for the 21 GWNC board seats, a full list (with statements from many of the candidates) is available at https://cityclerk.lacity.org/nccr/nccand/cand.html?nc=GREATER%20WILSHIRE%20NC. The GWNC elections will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, in the parking lot of the Barking Lot pet store, 336 N. Larchmont Blvd.
And it’s election season for other nearby Neighborhood Councils, too. For those who live, work or own property in the neighborhoods just west of GWNC territory, the Mid-City West Community Council (representing the area between La Brea and Fairfax) will also be holding elections on May 1. A full list of MCWCC’s registered candidates is available at https://cityclerk.lacity.org/nccr/nccand/cand.html?nc=MID%20CITY%20WEST%20CC and there will be a candidate forum tomorrow night – Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m. at the National Council of Jewish Women, 543 N. Fairfax Ave. Note that in addition to its May 1 in-person balloting, the MCWCC also allows online voting from April 10-May 1. (There is no online voting for the GWNC election.)