DLBA Installs Directors and Elects Executive Committee Members at Annual Directors Meeting

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The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) installed four community members to its Board of Directors and elected its Executive Committee for fiscal year 2012-13 at its Annual Directors Meeting conducted last week. The DLBA also amended its bylaws to include the addition of a residential seat for the renewed Property Based Improvement District (PBID), effective immediately.

“The DLBA and its Board recognizes the necessity to alter the Board composition as the landscape of our Downtown changes,” said DLBA Chairperson Kristi Allen. “We’re excited to welcome the new Board members and returning Directors. By incorporating these changes, we’ll continue our collaborative effort to improve Downtown by working with businesses, residents and all of our community partners to establish new standards that exceed old expectations.”

In May, the DLBA reached out to the Downtown community and solicited nominations for the Board. The process continued with Downtown stakeholders ratifying the recommended slate and concluded with the installation of the following:

Residential Representative
Loara Cadavona, Downtown Resident from First Council District
Joen Garnica, Downtown Resident from Second Council District

Property Based Improvement District (PBID) Residential Representative
David Cannon

Advisors (non-voting appointment)
Chris Lytle, Port of Long Beach

These newly installed community members will be joined by the following individuals, who return to serve on the Board in 2012-2013:

Downtown Parking Improvement Area (DPIA) Representatives:
Kristi Allen, Ensemble Real Estate (West Gateway)
Cameron Andrews, Pier Communications (Pine Avenue)
Richard Lewis, JR van Dijs, Inc (East Village Arts District)
Hilda Sanchez, Minuteman Press (North Pine)
John Sangmeister, Gladstone’s (Waterfront)

Property Based Improvement District (PBID) Representatives:
Jim Anderson, Anderson Pacific, LLC (Standard)
Rose Barrantes, The Pike at Rainbow Harbor (Premium)
Linda Guthmann Krieger, Krieger & Krieger Law (Standard)
Michelle Molina, Millworks (Standard)
Janet Moore, Distant Horizons (Standard)
Tony Shooshani, Shooshani Developers, CityPlace Shopping Center (Premium)
Henry Walker, Farmers and Merchants Bank (Premium)

City of Long Beach (appointment)
Amy Bodek, Director of Development Services, City of Long Beach

At-Large (appointments)
Cindy Allen, ETA Advertising
Syndi Croad, Moondance Catering
Michelle Manire, CTC Destinations and Meeting Management

Advisors and Honorary (non-voting appointments)
Diane Arnold (Honorary)
Lou Anne Bynum, LBCC (Advisor)
Don Darnauer, Downtown Resident (Honorary)
Nick Edwards, Queen Beach Printers (Honorary)
Vice Mayor Dr. Robert Garcia, 1st Council District (Advisor)
Randy Gordon, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (Advisor)
Councilmember Dr. Suja Lowenthal, 2nd Council District (Advisor)
Jerry Miller, IMC Municipal Consulting (Advisor)
Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific (Advisor)
Mary Stephens, CSULB (Advisor)

The DLBA Board also elected its 2012-13 Executive Committee including naming Richard Lewis of JR van Dijs, Inc as its Chair-elect. Lewis is serving his fourth year as Director and will primarily be responsible for updating the DLBA Strategic Plan. “While I believe this Downtown and its leadership has made significant progress over the last five years, I recognize many great untapped opportunities and I’m committed to work with our Board and all sectors of our community to establish and achieve our goals collectively,” said Lewis. Joining Lewis on the Executive Committee is:

Executive Committee
Kristi Allen, Chairperson
Richard Lewis, Chair Elect
John Sangmeister, Past Chair
Jim Anderson, Treasurer
Cameron Andrews, Secretary
Henry Walker
Amy Bodek

The Board of Directors conducts regular meetings on a bimonthly basis, beginning in November, while the Executive Committee meets monthly. In compliance with the Brown Act, all DLBA meetings are open to the public and welcome members of the community who wish to attend and participate.

For more information about the DLBA, please call (562) 436-4259 or visit www.downtownlongbeach.org.

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