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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.

2020 Meetings

January 28, February 25, March 31, April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, October 27, November 17, December 15

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
Jim Dunkelman
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.

2020 Meetings

January 10, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 10,  August 7,  September 11, October 2, November 6, December 4

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
Stephen Ortiz
Milt Pate
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.

2020 Meetings

January 24, February 28, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 17, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 20, December 18

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.

2020 Meetings

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

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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