Downtown Residential Council Seeks to Fill Open Seat on Executive Committee

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The Downtown Residential Council (DRC) is seeking candidates to fill an opening on its Executive Committee.  Interested parties should submit a statement of interest and short bio of no more than 100 words total no later than Friday, July 27 to  Candidates are required to be Downtown residents within the DRC boundaries of the six neighborhood associations it represents, loosely bounded by Ocean Boulevard, 10th Street, the 710 freeway, and Alamitos Boulevard.

Candidate statements and bios will be reviewed by the appropriate neighborhood association.  Final nominees from each neighborhood association will be invited to the August DRC board meeting where the board will vote on the new Executive Committee.

The term of the new officer will run through the end of 2013.  The Executive Committee is comprised on 5 positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and immediate-Past President.  Once the vacant position is filled, the Executive Committee will self-select their positions.

The vacancy is due to Michael Vanderbeek, immediate-Past President, who stepped down from his role due to an out-of-state job opportunity.  Eric Carr, Vice President, will serve as the interim-President until the Executive Committee is complete and roles are defined.

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, interim-President, DRC at

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