New Officers Elected to Rose Park Neighborhood Association

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L to R: Heather Schaible, Emily Stevens, Tim Scanlan, and Gretchen Swanson.

L to R: Heather Schaible, Emily Stevens, Tim Scanlan, and Gretchen Swanson.

The Rose Park Neighborhood Board elects 2015-2016 officers. The Rose Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA) representing over 22,000 residents and property owners and home to two historic districts of Rose Park and Rose Park South held its annual officer elections.

We are pleased to announce Gretchen Swanson, President; Emily Stevens, Vice President; Heather Schaible, Secretary; and Tim Scanlan, Treasurer. The board members at-large include: Scottie Hinkey, a past president; and David Clement. And thanks to Christina Sherlock, local professional photographer we have an official photo of the group!

Returning board members have already planned an extensive 12-month calendar. Upcoming events and meetings may be found at . There is a plan to expand its door-to-door newsletter. The RPNA newsletter is the much appreciated source of neighborhood identity and insights to people and happenings unique to Rose Park. Currently the Association is offering an 8-week Tai Chi class in Rose Park. It’s next community meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday September 17, 2015 at the Luther Burbank Auditorium. Questions?

About The Rose Park Neighborhood Association

The RPNA is a 501 c 3 non-profit, The Rose Park Neighborhood Association ( was formed in 1999 to:

  • Foster cooperation, communication and pride among residents of the area.
  • Create a positive identity for Rose park throughout Long Beach and beyond.
  • Encourage an understanding of citizenship and civic responsibility.
  • Promote an appreciation for the neighborhoods architectural history and its preservation
  • Increase the quality of life in our neighborhood.

We’re a recognized member nonprofit organization organized to represent the residents of this area and protect and promote its interests. We’re bounded by 10th St on the north, 4th St on the South, Cherry Ave on the West, and Redondo Ave on the East, and we include two of Long Beach’s largest designated historic districts: Rose Park North (north of Seventh Street) and Rose Park South (south of Seventh Street). These historic districts are comprised primarily of beautiful craftsman and bungalow homes that date from the beginning of the twentieth century to the late-1920s, reflecting the architecture of early Long Beach. More than 22,000 residents call the Rose Park Neighborhood home.

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