Valley VOTE Meeting

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Galpin Ford – 2nd Floor Meeting Room
15555 Roscoe Blvd.
North Hills, CA 91343

 Valley VOTE


                                                                      Meeting Date: Monday, July 17,  2017                     

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Galpin Ford – 2nd floor meeting room
15555 Roscoe Blvd (at the 405)

Free parking in the Galpin Lot on the West side of  Orion.

Please do not park in the customer parking areas.

Contact: President Joe Vitti – at

            6:30pm                 Networking

6:50pm     Introductions – Flag Salute

  7:10pm  Valley VOTE Committees  4 minutes each, limited questions

Vic Viereck                Exclusive Trash Hauling

Ralph Kroy               Sunshine Canyon

David DeVoss          Vertical Urbanism

Ernie Hilger               Veterans

Denny Schneider      LAX


7:30pm                                            L.A. City Council member David Ryu


Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes the neighborhoods of Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and a portion of Koreatown.He studied economics at UCLA; Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers; won a prestigious United Nations graduate internship; and was a Netkal Fellow at USC’s School of Social Work. As Senior Deputy to Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Burke, he worked for years on issues like public health, housing, children and family services, transportation and senior services. He helped oversee the County budget and worked for a time as a Special Investigator for the Auditor-Controller, rooting out waste and fraudulent expenditures. Ryu returned to the non-profit world and served as Director of Development and Public Affairs at one of Los Angeles’s largest non-profit health care providers; the Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Community Health Center.On July 1st, 2015 Ryu became the first Korean American to serve on the LA City Council and only the second Asian American.

David also serves on LA’s Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council (WCKNC).  He is Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s appointee to LA County’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Commission and Speaker Emeritus John Pérez’s appointee to the California State Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees. He’s President of the UCLA Asian Pacific Alumni Assn., and Board Member for the Anti-Defamation League,the Asian Business Association.,the Korean American Scholarship Foundation, and the LA County Library Foundation.

In this diverse city, David Ryu stands out for his ability to work successfully across ethnic and community lines. He brings people together to get things done.

We are pleased that David has taken the time out of his busy schedule to be with us this evening.

  8pm                                       Trevor Richmond -Deputy Chief of the  San Fernando Valley

Trevor Richmond is a 27 year veteran of the police department and is recently appointed the Deputy Chief  overseeing the San Fernando Valley Bureau. He has been assigned to the Valley since July 2015. His strong street experience includes working the Los Angeles riots of  1992 ,the  Northridge Earthquake in 1994, and serving as 911 Director. During his LAFD career he has held the ranks of Aerial Operator, Captain 1, Captain 2, Battalion Chief, and  Assistant Fire Chief. Chief Richmond recently completed a special master’s degree program. The Leadership Empowerment Advisory Panel, LEAP was established early this year to improve policies and practices by formally seeking out input from the rank and file. In addition to all of his current duties Deputy Chief Richmond would like to enter a dialog with Valley communities to entice them to understand them that Homeland Security is everyone’s responsibility. We are very pleased that Deputy Chief Richmond is taking time from his busy schedule to join us this evening.

 8:30 pm  Adjourn  

                                                                           Valley VOTE Mission Statement

Valley VOTE is a diverse coalition of San Fernando Valley residents, business people, educators, community activists, and organizations, committed to exploring and fostering the implementation of programs that empower the people of the San Fernando Valley and the City of Los Angeles, to improve local governance, education and public participation on policy matters. We meet monthly to address key policy issues and hear reports from our standing committee chairs. For additional information about Valley VOTE, for an upcoming meeting agenda, or for previous meeting reports and press releases, we encourage you to go to our web site –    Mail your dues to Valley VOTE-14622 Ventura Blvd. # 424 ,Sherman Oaks, CA.  91403 – Thank you.

We are a 501c4 non profit with no paid staff. We appreciate the dues payments from our members to help meet our goals. The press and public are invited to attend our meetings. Our next meeting will be Monday evening Sept 18,2017 at Galpin Ford

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