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Executive

President : Frank Rinaldi
Vice President : Katie Galvin-Surbatovic
Treasurer : Jim Dunkelman
Secretary : Stephen Ortiz

The Executive Committee is comprised of the Corporation's officers and oversees all District administrative functions including managing association staff, consulting contracts, corporate finances, insurance, grants, development of budget, Board agendas and meetings, correspondence, outreach, bylaws, Board policies, annual Board elections, and fundraising. Executive Committee members also establish, cultivate, and steward relationships with the City Manager’s office, elected officials, and public agencies.

2021 Meetings

January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27, May 27, June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28

All meetings are scheduled for 8:00 a.m. at GM Properties, 13305 Penn Street, Whittier, CA 90602. Dates, times, and locations are subject to change.

District Identity

Committee Chair: Ricardo Diaz

Ana Lilia Barraza
Melinda Pina
Ben Pongetti
Andrew Yanez

The District Identity Committee supervises projects that market and promote the District or promote positive aspects of Uptown Whittier. Among the committee's responsibilities are managing the District's brand, public relations/social media, publication of a District newsletter, special events, website management, banner program, streetscape issues including landscaping design, tree selection, holiday decorations, visual linkages, new public spaces projects, improvements to public spaces in the district, district walking maps, brochures.

2021 Meetings

January 8, February 5, March 5, April 9, May 7, June 4, July 9,  August 6,  September 10, October 1, November 5, December 3

All meetings are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. at GM Properties, 13305 Penn Street, Suite 200, Whittier, CA 90602. Dates, times, and locations are subject to change.

Sidewalk Operations

Committee Chair: Steven Rodriguez

Michael Contreras
Frank Medina
Stephen Ortiz
Milt Pate
Melinda Pina
Mark St. Julien

The Sidewalk Operations Committee oversees maintenance and ambassador service provider contracts involved in the improvement of the public rights of way, including sidewalk sweeping, steam cleaning, landscaping, personnel and non-personnel expenses. The committee also coordinates with existing private security companies hired by private property owners within the district and maintains a relations with the Whittier Police Department.

2021 Meetings

January 29, February 22, March 26, April 30, May 21, June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 19, December 17

All meetings are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at GM Properties, 13305 Penn Street, Suite 200, Whittier, CA 90602. Dates, times, and locations are subject to change.

Land Use

Committee Chair: Frank Rinaldi

Ginny Ball
Ben Greer
Stephen Ortiz
Ben Pongetti

The Land Use Committee focuses on parking, transportation, mobility, planning, zoning, review of new developments, Uptown Community Plan review, width of sidewalks, alcohol permits and outdoor dining encroachments, review of new tenant improvements and its impact.

2021 Meetings

January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14

All meetings are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at GM Properties, 13305 Penn Street, Whittier, CA 90602. Dates, times and location are subject to change.

Advisors

Brent Haskell, GM Properties
Stephanie Shamp, GM Properties

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