David Uebersax
David UebersaxPresident
Budget & Finance Committee Chair
Public Works & Transportation Committee Chair
LAANC Representative
Term Ends 2023

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I have served on the Winnetka Neighborhood Council for many years and it is my honor to serve our community as President.

 Erick Lace
Erick LaceVice President
Youth Advocacy Committee Chair
Term Ends: 2023

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Home Owner

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Employment recruiter for a human resources recruiting firm

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One of the founders of the Winnetka Neighborhood Council. Involved in community organizations, including the Winnetka Chamber of Commerce, and local and civic groups along with being a member of the governing council of 3 public schools including an elementary, middle, and high school.

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My goal for the Winnetka Neighborhood Council is to advocate for our community to local, county, and state political and other organizations and to those appropriate officials such as for policing and public works, to use its budget to assist with community public needs such as for traffic relief, and to advocate for and to assist community youth programs primarily through schools such as for library books and through park and recreation centers such as for sponsoring safe Halloween parties.

Samantha Ludwig
Samantha LudwigTreasurer
Public Safety Chair
Term Ends 2025

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Elizabeth Chapman
Elizabeth ChapmanSecretary
Term Ends 2025

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Shania Accius
Shania Accius
Term Ends 2023

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Homeowner and Business Owner (My non-profit, Zawadi Cultural Collective, is a registered business in Winnetka)

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Actor

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I am originally from Long Island, New York. I moved to CA in 1997. I have been living in Winnetka for 8 years. I am raising my 13-year-old son and my 12-year-old daughter while running a non-profit, Zawadi Cultural Collective, that provides cultural programs and events for the San Fernando Valley, running a Girl Scout troop for 84 girls of color and acting in various commercials and television shows.

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My goal as a board member of the Winnetka Neighborhood Council is to get us more visibility and to inform the community about the various resources that are available to them. I also want to highlight our local small businesses because a lot of times they go unnoticed. There needs to be a connection made between the community, the businesses and the board so we all have a sense of ownership, loyalty and pride in Winnetka.

Judith Giglio
Judith Giglio
Term Ends 2023

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Jill Kline
Jill KlineAssistant Parliamentarian
Term Ends 2025

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Jill became a resident of Winnetka in the Spring of 2019. She is the founder of a civic technology startup that focuses on legislative advocacy, especially within state and local government. She previously served as the chief of staff for a state senator in Missouri.

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Jill believes that government works best when constituents are engaged and their voices are heard. To such end, Jill hopes to improve the Council’s community outreach and and increase stakeholder participation in council meetings and events. She is particularly focused on youth engagement.

Victor Lerma
Victor LermaAssistant Treasurer
Term Ends 2025

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Mikhail Anthony Maniyan
Mikhail Anthony ManiyanParliamentarian
Term Ends 2025

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Melissa Pressman
Melissa PressmanAssistant Parliamentarian
Term Ends 2025

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Lisa Reeber
Lisa Reeber
Term Ends 2023

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Ajantha Sriramya
Ajantha Sriramya
Term Ends 2025

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My name is Ajantha Sriramya. As an immigrant, I have successfully overcome numerous challenges while trying to make a new beginning in this country. These struggles have not only given me unique perspectives and practical experiences in problem solving they have strengthened my resolve to make a positive contribution to my community. In addition, I have been actively engaged in civic, charitable, and cultural activities and have acquired a variety of essential skills, such as team building, negotiation and conflict resolution, which I believe would be great assets should I be elected to serve on the Board of the Neighborhood Council.

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As a homeowner, I feel very rooted in my neighborhood and will work very hard to improve the quality of life for the people of Winnetka.

Alexander Tsao
Alexander Tsao
Term Ends 2023

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Homeowner

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Technology Development; Victim Rights Advocate/Attorney

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My desire to serve on the Winnetka Neighborhood Council stems from my personal connection to this area. My parents were the original owners of the 7-11 store located on Vanowen/Corbin. I went to Shirley Ave Elementary in the early 80’s, in addition to attending kindergarten at St. Joseph of the Worker. The first place we lived in Los Angeles was at the Cohasset Apartments, and the first house I lived in was right next to Runnymede Park. After years away from the neighborhood, the SFV, and Los Angeles during my time in the U.S. Marine Corps, I moved back in 2018, right here to Winnetka where I wanted to help make my “hometown” better. In many ways Winnetka seems like it has gotten worse – the homeless issues, the crime, the deterioration of infrastructure – but in many ways the increase in community efforts to move forward have been a foundation for optimism into the future. I feel that it is part of my duty to participate and help where I can, being legitimately “Winnetka Raised”.

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To help WNC and the community make Winnetka the model neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley in terms of security, development, and quality of life.

Jonathan Vickburg
Jonathan Vickburg
Term Ends 2023

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Resident and homeowner

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Program Manager of a school based mental health program at a local hospital.

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As a co-founder of our neighborhood watch that was created in 2017, I have connected with many local Winnetka leaders. I am excited to be a board member serving Winnetka.

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I am passionate about creating community and will actively contribute wherever needed to help Winnetka thrive.

Marwa Mulk
Marwa Mulk
Youth Representative
Term Ends 2021