March / April Letter from GPIA President

February 20, 2016


This past January was a busy month with the accomplishment of two successful GPIA events. We started the year with the MLK Day of Service in partnership with Council District One, Northeast Trees, and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps where we planted trees and cleaned up our community. We ended the month with the GPIA dinner at the Winter Access Center. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and contributed to these events!


Looking forward, we are partnering with Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell for a community Flash Cleanup at Fletcher and Estara. In April, we will host our 1st Annual Rummage sale fundraiser. We have some other events in the works, so keep an eye on our website, community info boxes,, and social media for news and information. We are also collecting lemons for a community lemonade stand. If you have some to donate, please bring them to our March meeting or arrange for pickup at


Speaking of events, the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council is preparing for their election and it's now the time to think about our future in Glassell Park and who we want to be our community leaders. If you have not already, please consider a run as a candidate and remember to register to vote online or save the date for election day, May 21st. This election will require documentation, so remember to bring something that shows you are a stakeholder in Glassell Park on election day.


I've made no secret that my goal is to outreach to our entire Glassell Park community and part of that process is to have every area of Glassell Park represented on the GPIA Board. We also have important issues such as public safety, education, and land use represented at the table. Now that our community is fully represented on the board, our goal is to offer more information and outreach in both English & Spanish at our meetings and to host more community events. We need to meet our neighbors where they are, and therefore, it's our goal to get out in the community and participate in more events and host meetings that our community wants and needs.


I hope to see you all at a future meeting or event, and until then we will see you all around the neighborhood!

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