DPNA Board Meeting Minutes – February 27, 2019

Deforest Park Neighborhood Association (DPNA)

Executive Board Monthly Meeting Minutes

Present: Ryan Blazer, Darlene Broom, Elizabeth Horin, Daniel Pressburg, Keith Oddie, and Joni Ricks-Oddie

Guests: Nubia Flores Cedeno

Date: 02/27/2019

Meeting called to order at 6:55PM by DPNA President Pressburg

6:56PM Approval of Minutes


Clean up was successful and full by 10:30AM

Dine Out at Cheko was good – delicious food and good service – good spot to do another and promote better to get a better turn out next time in October 2019; need to promote at neighborhood association meetings

Address Archives and Email Retention Plan

6:58PM Discussion:

Next Speakers:

Parks & Recreation Director – Dan will follow-up to reach out

Eliott from Aquarium of the Pacific

Intellectual Virtues

Jordan High School Principal & Counselor – maybe May 2019

Update from Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office?

Panel for Women’s History Month in March 2019 – Possible asks for panel: Janice Hahn, Nanette Brangan, Lena Gonzalez, Suzie Price, Megan Kerr, and Doris Topsy-Elvord – will need to ask ASAP – Dan to follow-up

7:15PM New Business

Jazz Festival – Should we do it, again? Yes, so long as we are in the right spot. Keith to follow-up and order tent by 3/8/2019.

Fire Department/Police Department Guns & Hoses Chili Cook-Off – Fire Department wants something in writing. Police Department contacted but Dan needs to follow-up again.

7:25PM – Guest discussion

A group is starting a walking/running group to team up with Neighborhood Association – Explore Long Beach via walking as well as getting to know neighbors – Thursday, March 14th and District 7 Craftsman Village; consider doing one in Deforest Park Wetlands  – consider doing 2nd Thursday of each month per their schedule of 3rd Saturday with Deforest Cleanup with May 2019 being target with help from DPNA and 9th District Office; getting help with Walk LB; bring up at Neighborhood Alliance for further collaboration

Motion to nominate Nubia for a board position; her background is in public policy; Motion made to add her to DPNA Executive Board as Media Relations Coordinator, 2nded and all board members present in favor

Call for motion to adjourn by Kaith Oddie; 1st  and  2nd noted by Dan

Meeting adjourned  7:41PM

Reminders and Dates to Remember:

7:00AM Good Neighbors Spires Del Amo and Cherry 2nd Tuesday of the month

7:00PM Starr King 1st Wednesday of the month

7:00PM Grant Meeting, American legion Post 560 59th & Orange 2nd Thursday of the month

7:00PM Coolidge Triangle Neighborhood Association 3rd Wednesday of the month

7:00PM Deforest Neighborhood Association 3rd Thursday of the month

DPNA Board Meeting on Wed. 3/28/2018 at 6:30PM at 167 E. South St.

Pop Up Uptown Event at Michelle Obama Library – 4th Thursday 5:30PM-8:30PM

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