Downtown Residential Council To Announce New Board at Holiday Mixer

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The Downtown Residential Council (DRC) will hold a holiday mixer, its final quarterly forum for 2013, at The Federal Bar, 102 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, on Monday, December 16 at 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the new speakeasy vault event space located at the lower level of the restaurant.

Sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates, the holiday mixer includes the announcement of the new Downtown Residential Council Executive Committee Board Members who will begin their terms in January 2014: Joe Ganem, President; Mike Dunfee, Vice-President; Dianne McNinch, Treasurer; Patty Lund, Secretary; Eric Carr, Immediate-Past President.

In order to give back to the community, DRC’s charity cause this holiday season is to support the Ocean Residents Community Association’s (ORCA) sock drive benefiting those in need in Long Beach. The goal this year is to collect10,000 pairs. Mixer attendees are encouraged to bring socks to the December 16 event to contribute to the sock drive. Attached is a flyer with more information on the sock drive.

The DRC acts as a forum on issues and opportunities impacting downtown residents. It is a volunteer organization that has played a vital role in the City of Long Beach Downtown Plan and the DLBA’s recent property based improvement initiative. It meets monthly for a community forum or board meeting.

The Downtown Residential Council is comprised of resident leaders from the six Downtown neighborhood associations: Promenade Area Residents Association, Ocean Residents Community Association, North Pine Neighborhood Alliance, West End Community Association, Willmore City Heritage Association, and East Village Association.

Founded in 2009, the DRC represents Downtown Long Beach residents living in the area loosely bound to the south by the ocean, to the north by Anaheim Street, to the west by the I-710 freeway, and to the east by Alamitos Avenue. The DRC serves as a forum for neighborhood associations to join together to discuss common issues of concern and work together for the benefit of all Downtown residents by making Downtown Long Beach a better place to live, work and play. The Downtown Residential Council can be found online at

For more information, please contact Eric Carr, President, DRC at

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