The Greater Valley Glen Council (GVGC) focused on growing community engagement and public safety in 2017 laying the foundation for increased collaboration and involvement in 2018.
We continued to build a sense of community in Valley Glen last year by hosting new and interesting gatherings and promoting area beautification including:
- The Food Truck Family Fest was a great evening for families to gather. Kids enjoyed an obstacle course and bounce house. The Literacy Club distributed books and neighbors were able to connect over good food and music.
- Autumn Movie Night celebrated the reopening the redesigned Valley Glen Park with everyone enjoying the Secret Life of Pets on the big screen. GVGC Secretary Mickey Jannol provided a comprehensive and fascinating look at the history of the Valley Glen Park which is available on our site: Valley Glen Community Park History
- Through a public art contest, sponsored a local artist to paint a utility box near LA Valley College with images of native plants.
- Celebrated the nomination of the Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural to the National Register of Historic Places.
To promote public safety we:
- Hosted a traffic safety-focused meeting with updates and feedback on traffic and speeding concerns.
- Participated in the Take on the Streets Festival raising money to help with youth homelessness. Met lots of neighbors, invited their participation and worked with the Literacy Club in their book distribution for kids.
- Partnered with the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association (VGNA) in their regular community clean ups.
We continue to expand our outreach efforts to build community collaboration and this year we built a new, informative website and began sending out email newsletters several times a month. You can join our conversation on Facebook.com/GVGCouncil and Twitter.com/GVGCouncil.
We like to host speakers of interest and recently had Senator Bob Hertzberg as our guest bringing an update from Sacramento. City Councilmember Paul Krekorian will be our guest on February 5. We invite you to come and bring your concerns, questions and ideas.
“We are well positioned to collaborate with stakeholders, law enforcement and government officials in our quest to build community and enhance the character of our neighborhoods in 2018. The City of LA has empowered all of us to have the community we want and deserve. If you are looking for ways to make a difference in Valley Glen, we welcome you and your ideas” said GVGC President Sloan Myrick inviting participation in the GVGC Board and Committee Meetings. Join us the first Monday of the month, our next meeting is February 5, 7PM at Valley College in Monarch Hall. A map of LAVC can be found here: https://www.lavc.edu/about/Campus-Map.aspx.