Standing and Ad Hoc Committees

If you live or work in West Adams, we welcome you to get involved! Learn more about our standing or ad hoc committees and if you’re interested in becoming a committee member, please reach out to the committee chair (listed below).

The Executive Committee meets to discuss administrative and operational issues pertaining to the West Adams Neighborhood Council. This Committee also meets to set agendas for the monthly board meetings.

Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Committee Members:

  • Steven Meeks, President and At-Large Representative – Email
  • Yolanda Davis-Overstreet, Vice-President and At-Large Representative
  • Brian Piatek, Treasurer and Homeowner Representative
  • Sean Curley,  Parliamentarian and Education Representative

The Rules Committee meetings to discuss any amendments to the by-laws and standing rules of the West Adams Neighborhood Council.

Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Committee Members:

  • Connye Thomas, Rules Committee Chiar and Community Interest Represenative – Email
  • Jace Dawson, At-Large Representative

The Education & Youth Committee works on any and all issues pertaining to education and the youth. This committee also serves as the primary West Adams Neighborhood Council liaison to education and youth stakeholders with the Los Angeles Unified School District, City of Los Angeles, and any businesses or organizations that work in the fields of education and youth development.

Meetings are quarterly and as needed.

Committee Members:
• Sean Curley – Education & Youth Committee Chair and Education Representative – Email
• Jace Dawson – At-Large Representative
• Beatrice Jett – Stakeholder
• Tracy Weisert – Stakeholder
• Dynasty Taylor – Stakeholder

The Finance Committee oversees the budget of the West Adams Neighborhood Council and reviews all projects and proposals, such as Neighborhood Purpose Grants.

Meetings are the 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30pm and as needed.

Committee Members:

  • Brian Piatek – Finance Committee Chair, Treasurer, Homeowner Representative – Email
  • Yolanda Davis-Overstreet – Vice President, At-Large Representative
  • Richard Williams – Business Representative

The Land Use Committee is responsible for reviewing all proposed and in-progress developments within the West Adams Neighborhood Council’s boundaries. This committee also serves as the West Adams Neighborhood Council’s liaison to the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning as well as the Planning and Land Use Management Committee of the Los Angeles City Council.

Meetings are the 2nd Thursdays of each month at 6:00pm and as needed.

Committee Members:
• Steven Meeks – Land Use Committee Chair, President, At-Large Representative – Email
• Clint Simmons – Homeowner Representative
• Brian Piatek – Treasurer, Homeowner Representative
• Yolanda Davis-Overstreet – Vice President, At-Large Representative
• Mika Matsui – Stakeholder
• Andrea Jackson –  Stakeholder

 

The Outreach Committee is responsible for all digital outreach and communications for the West Adams Neighborhood Council, including, but not limited to management of social media accounts (Facebook, Nextdoor), creation and distribution of newsletters, website maintenance, event marketing, etc.

Meetings are the 1st Mondays of each month at 6:00pm and as needed.

Committee Members:

• Vacant – Outreach Committee Chair
• Steven Meeks – President, At-Large Representative
• Connye Thomas – Community Interest Representative
• Jace Dawson – At-Large Representative
• Kristyn Yancy – At-Large Representative
• Abel Sun – Stakeholder

The Public Safety Committee is responsible for all issues pertaining to public health (including the COVID-19 pandemic), environment, public safety, law enforcement, social justice, and transportation.

Meetings are 1st Thursdays of each month at 5:30pm and as needed.

Committee Members:

  • Yolanda Davis-Overstreet – Public Safety Committee Chair, Vice President, At-Large Representative – Email
  • John Ma – At-Large Representative
  • Brian Piatek – Treasurer, Homeowner Representative
  • Mika Matsui – Stakeholder
  • Tracy Weisert – Stakeholder
  • Nicolas Gutierrez III – Stakeholder
  • Abel Sun – Stakeholder

The Ad Hoc Homeless Committee is responsible for all issues pertaining to the unhoused, homelessness, affordable housing, and rent control. Unlike standing committees which are permanent, this committee was created by the West Adams Neighborhood Council for a defined period of time.

Meetings are quarterly and as needed.

Committee Members:

  • John Ma – Ad Hoc Homelessness Committee Chair, At-Large Representative – Email

 

The Ad Hoc Arts and Culture Committee is responsible for all issues pertaining to the arts and culture. Unlike standing committees which are permanent, this committee was created by the West Adams Neighborhood Council for a defined period of time.

Meetings are quarterly and as needed.

Committee Members:

  • Dorsay Dujon – Ad Hoc Arts and Culture Committee Chair, At-Large Representative – Email