Mar Vista Neighborhood Association Honors Bill Rosendahl, Elects New Board of Directors

Association Names New Officers, Announces Expansion of Outreach

Online PR News – 13-February-2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles, CA, February 11, 2013 – The Mar Vista Neighborhood Association kicked off 2013 at its annual Town Hall Meeting on January 24, with community leaders, state and local representatives, and a special segment with L.A. City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl.

The Town Hall, which offers neighbors a chance each year to meet and exchange ideas with elected officials , this year brought in California State Assemblymember Holly Mitchell, L.A. Unified School District Board Member Steve Zimmer, and a representative from California State Senator Ted Lieu's office.

Bill Rosendahl, District 11 City Council Representative, who will be stepping down as councilmember, spoke at length from his heart, sharing many of his memories of his public and private life, as well as his hopes for the future. In a touching tribute, the MVNA neighbors honored him with a flash-mob style song.

Biennial elections for the MVNA Board of Directors also took place, and the new officers, who will serve for the next two years, were announced last week. Outgoing MVNA president Cary Gordon will hand the gavel over to Roseann Herman. New board member Jennifer Macy was named vice president, Sue Hirschkoff will continue as treasurer, Rob Kadota will serve as secretary and Debbie Rochlin, newsletter editor & webmaster.

Sharing her thoughts about MVNA, Herman said, “We're definitely a strong force in the community. Many of the activities we've sponsored have made our area into an exceptionally caring neighborhood, from our neighborhood-wide potluck block party, to our informative newsletter and eblasts for lost pets and crime alerts, and our wonderful neighborhood interest groups. I hope we continue to improve our neighborhood and make it the best community in the City of Los Angeles."

Herman added she was looking forward to furthering neighborliness and volunteerism via Neighborhood Watch meetings and outreach to newcomers and old-timers, and increasing involvement with other local organizations, such as the farmers' market, neighboring homeowners' associations, the recently formed Mar Vista Business Association, and the Mar Vista Community Council.

The remaining directors
 are Cary Gordon, 
Renee Marcus, 
Michael Millman, 
Charles Rosenberg 
and Jean Roth.

About the Mar Vista Neighborhood Association
The Mar Vista Neighborhood Association was founded in 2000 to promote community spirit; improve quality of life; secure public improvements; and keep the community informed. 

For more information, visit the MVNA's website at, or contact Debbie Rochlin at