Governing Board

Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Ivanhoe Elementary School, 2828 Herkimer St., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Please check the calendar for meeting dates.
(NOTE:  In conformity with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 (MARCH 17, 2020) and due to concerns over COVID-19, until further notice, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board and Committee meetings will be conducted entirely telephonically.)

The 21-member Governing Board supervises and authorizes the activities of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council and its committees. There are two board members for each of the seven regions of the SLNC, and seven members At Large, elected to represent all of Silver Lake. Any stakeholder 18 years of age or older is eligible to run for a seat on the Governing Board.

Agendas and Minutes of the Board

Board Meeting Recaps

Correspondence of the Board

Attendance Records of the Board

Officers
Co-chairs:    Xanthe Scheps | Anthony Crump
Vice Chair:   Dulce Stein
Treasurer:   Maebe A. Girl
Secretary:   Albert Andrade

BOARD MEMBERS

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Albert Andrade – At-Large Representative

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Maebe

Maebe A. Girl – At-Large Representative; Board Treasurer

I’ve been a proud resident of diverse Silver Lake since 2013, living in Region 5, and I’m involved with the Lyric-Hyperion Cafe and Theatre, where I host and produce a weekly, all-ages drag show. I want Silver Lake to remain a safe and welcoming place for people of all backgrounds. LGBTQIA and Homelessness issues are my passion, and I encourage everyone to get involved.

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Seth Gottesdiener

Seth Gottesdiener – At-Large Representative

My name is Seth Gottesdiener and I am a small business owner, queer advocate, commuter cyclist and community organizer. As a governing board member I vow to lift up BIPOC voices and promote inclusivity, reimagine public safety, restructure the use of our streets and public transportation, promote local business and find a permanent solution to our houseless neighbor crisis.

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Arden Grier – At-Large Representative

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Jiyoung Park – At-Large Representative

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Dulce Stein – At-Large Representative

Dulce Stein was born in Mexico City to an artist mother and an engineer father. The family moved to Ensenada prior to emigrating to the United States. At the age of 20, as a young mother, she settled in Hawthorne, California. Dulce became very active in education, civic activities and the local Catholic church where her mother was appointed painter of saints and virgins. Dulce has lived in the city of Hawthorne for 26 years where she earned her degree as a medical assistant and a professional family mediator for at risk youth and families. She has served on the boards of the Friends of the Hawthorne Libraries and The Hawthorne Woman’s Club. As an educator, Dulce received a state award for her work with English learners in her program “Art@thepark” where she offered art classes through the summer months for English learners to help them retain and strengthen their English language vocabulary. Dulce is very passionate about English as a second language as she was self-taught to speak, read and to write as a young immigrant mother. As a mediator, Dulce served as one of two bilingual mediators trained by the honorable Kenneth Cloke for the Centinela Valley High School district serving over 300 families in the two years she served as a mediator.
 
Today, she works diligently as an art curator. Dulce curated her first exhibition under the supervision and instruction of Mat Gleason in April of 2015. Since 2015 Dulce and her team have curated over 100 exhibits, involving over 1,500 artists and nearly 3,000+ pieces of artwork. Some of her curatorial projects have included venues such as Red Pipe gallery in Chinatown, Coagula Curatorial, KGB gallery, Phantom galleries, The Verdugo Adobe museum, Tag gallery, Jill Joy gallery, Eklectomania, and more.
Currently Dulce is chief curator at the Neutra Institute Museum gallery in Silver Lake, where since 2015 she has been curating 17 shows a year. In 2017 Dulce was invited to the board of the Latino Art Museum in Pomona as a curator and membership strategist. To further enhance her education about Latino heritage and culture, she is currently under the instruction of honorable professor David Hayes- Bautista director of Latino studies in UCLA. In 2018 Dulce was appointed Curator for the Chicano Resource Center at The East L.A County Library.
 
Additional community activism includes leading a group of volunteers at the Boyle Heights Farmers’ Market with the “Artgarden Table” where children can create artwork at no expense under the instruction of volunteer artists. Dulce is very passionate and grateful about her contributions in the art world and extremely proud of her immigrant background which is demonstrated in the work she does in her community and beyond. Dulce also is currently the Co-chair of the Silver Lake Arts & Culture Committee where she will serve for a two year term.

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Imran Syed – At-Large Representative

Imran Syed has lived in Silver Lake for over 3 years. Actively participating in his local community is a priority for him. He is constantly trying to learn  of new ways that he can contribute to the well being of his neighborhood. Imran personally feels open dialogue and community events are a great tool for healing, and bringing people together.

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Kristen Egermeier – Region 1 Representative

A Los Angeles native, Kristen is a professional actress, voice over artist, writer, Interact Theatre Company’s Board Secretary/ company member, and a business consultant.  After living on the East Coast for eight years, she moved back to LA where she has lived in Silver Lake for the past six years with her partner and two rescue dogs.

Her love and respect for the natural world drives her pursuit of conservation, food justice, love of neighborhood- and EVERYONE in it. When she’s not writing films and plays, you’ll often hear or see her work on radio, TV, and film. You can also find Kristen volunteering with local organizations, like Food Forward. She believes digging in the dirt is good for you, being a support to marginalized communities is vital, and listening with both ears is the most important skill a person can have.

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Sydney Whitehead – Region 1 Representative

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Nicole Antoine – Region 2 Representative

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Ben Cassorla – Region 2 Representative

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Seth Copenhaver – Region 3 Representative

I have been a resident of Silver Lake Region 3 for over 10 years. I initially decided to get involved with the Neighborhood Council to meet and interact more with my neighbors, so it was great fortune that I quickly found myself connecting with countless members of the community that already feel like old friends.

I have a firm belief that all Silver Lake issues are important and deserve their due attention, so I love that I am afforded the opportunity to engage with every SLNC Committee as well as an abundance of stakeholders in my positions as Secretary of the Governing Board and Co-Chair of the Outreach Committee.

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Anthony Crump

Anthony Crump – Region 3 Representative, Governing Board Co-Chair

A resident of Silver Lake for more than 10 years, Anthony is a parent of Micheltorena Elementary School student, past president of Hilltop Nursery School, experienced facilitator and equity/social justice advocate.  He represented Region 3 on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council for five-plus years before taking time off. He also served as Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Co-chair and Treasurer. Professionally, Anthony serves as the Interim Deputy Executive Officer for Community Relations at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority.   He has worked for more than 20 years in community relations, bridging the gap between residents and local government.

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Courtney Casgraux – Region 4 Representative

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Andy Tagliasacchi  – Region 4 Representative

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Chris Bourne – Region 5 Representative

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Xanthe Scheps – Region 5 Representative; Board Co-Chair

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Eric Brightwell – Region 6 Representative

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David Shafer – Region 6 Representative

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Ethan McQuerry – Region 7 Representative

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Daniel Weidlein – Region 7 Representative

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Current SLNC Liaisons and Representatives

Aging Liaison: Nina Sorkin and Stephanie Vendig
Film Liaison: Paul Emmons and Mark Duncan
Budget Advocate Representatives: Barbara Ringuette and Seth Copenhaver
Alliance of River Communities (ARC) Representative: Barbara Ringuette
Hyperion Bridge Representative: Nina Sorkin
Sergeants-at-Arms: (None at this time)
Animal Services Liaison: Taryn Poole
Sustainability Alliance representatives: Sarah Ullman
Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition: TBD
Plan Check NC LA Liaison: Barbara Ringuette and Ianthe Zevos
DWP MOU Oversight and Advocacy Committee Representative: Sarah Ullman
Public Safety: Paul Emmons
Homelessness: Samantha Danner and Maebe A. Girl
Miry’s List: Tina Lin and Maebe A Girl
Silver Lake Improvement Association (SLIA): Seth Copenhaver and Maebe A. Girl
LGBTQIA+ Alliance: Maebe A. Girl

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