La Jolla Town Council poised to enter 63rd year of activity
By Cindy Greatrex
La Jolla Town Council President
With much pride I state that the La Jolla Town Council has held its 2013 Election, announcing the results at our March meeting. Eight excellent candidates were elected, several who were returning Town Council Trustees, to complete our cabinet of 24.
These new trustees will be sworn in at our April 11 meeting. Those elected for three-year terms are: Michael Dershowitz, Corinne Fleming, Nancy Gardner, Steve Haskins, Sonia Marie Olivas, Joseph Pitrofsky, Glenda Rothberg and Mary Soriano.
We welcome them onto the council for their new term and look forward to their ongoing contributions to the community.
As we begin a new cycle, we reflect on our historic mission and also focus on the future.
The La Jolla Town Council acts as a liaison with the City of San Diego in matters concerning land use planning, beautification, traffic, parks, beaches, crime and many other vital concerns of our local community. Over 50 years ago, 37 different groups were merged to form the Town Council. These groups included the Chamber of Commerce, Merchant Association, Hotel Owner’s Association, Civic League, Planning Council and the Conservation Society, to name a few. This was done as an effort to have our concerns heard by the San Diego City Council.
Roger Revelle first signed the Articles of Incorporation of the La Jolla Town Council back in 1950, so as to create a democratic forum for voices to be heard. In modern times, this messaging has not changed, although the vehicles have. As a group, we do our utmost to assist constituents in every way. Some of the content delivery methods would be surprising to our forebearers, but the information held within would not be.
Recently we have modernized our website, created an online training platform to educate trustees, employed Facebook and Twitter, and implemented a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) platform to best assist our members and the community at large, and to provide that forum in every medium.
In the upcoming year we will do our utmost to provide an education forum at our monthly meetings, and an engaging social forum at our monthly mixers. We have an outstanding fundraiser planed for Fall, with proceeds going to local organizations providing public works that benefit all.
For me, it is an honor and a privilege to serve on the La Jolla Town Council with such highly esteemed, thoughtful and hard-working trustees and committee members. Their devotion to the Jewel never fails to inspire.
I trust that each reader will seek involvement with one of the many La Jolla community organizations who endeavor to polish this Jewel of ours. An evening or two a month can do so much and can also give you so much in return.
With questions on La Jolla community groups and how to participate, please feel free to contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 454-1444.
—The La Jolla Town Council offices are at 1150 Silverado St. The council meets at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. The meetings are open to the public.
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