Name: Dan Sobel (West LA Community Coalition, Board Member and Treasurer)
I have lived in West LA for 9 years prior to that I lived in the Mar Vista and Palms neighborhoods. I moved to California from South Carolina in 1999. I work in the Accounting/Finance industry where I have used my experience to recently serve as Treasurer at Brockton Avenue Elementary PTA. My two sons keep my wife and I busy with school and social activities.
West LA has so much to offer- whether it’s playing with the kids at the park, enjoying a community event or being close to beach there is always something to do. Our participation as neighbors makes West LA a fantastic place to live and raise a family. The friendships with neighbors I have made over the years make our neighborhood home.
I would like to see the continued growth of resident involvement- In community cleanups I see more and more neighbors coming to participate- This is one example of how we do more together. I would also like to understand and access online resources that will help the homeless population. Our involvement with each other and the community can help people get off the streets, beautify the neighborhood, and generally bring us together.