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Community Meeting Wrap Up

It was an evening filled with opportunities to volunteer and learn more about new initiatives happening in Long Beach. Special thanks to The Good Bar Owner Blake Whytock for his terrific hospitality and support of our neighborhood!

What you Missed: Mary Simmons and Ishqa Hillman of Project Dignity are building a sense of community between the housed and unhoused community through food sharing, resources and community conversations. Interested in volunteering? Learn more HERE.

Pictured left to right: Mary Simmons and Ishqa Hillman of Project Dignity
Long Beach Vice Mayor Cindy Allen

Long Beach Vice Mayor Cindy Allen discussed the speed limit reductions being implemented around the city for 107 street segments. Public Works will begin community outreach to notify residents of the changes. Long Beach is creating a Commission on Women and Girls to serve as a space for education, outreach and advocacy with the objective of eliminating gender-based inequities. Finally, Vice Mayor Allen gave a plug to the Metro Micro. Micro is Metro’s new on-demand rideshare service. Learn more HERE.

Dina Berg of Heart of Ida
Richard Nunez of GreenLightLB

Dina Berg, Executive Director of Heart of Ida informed attendees of the volunteer opportunities to connect and assist older adults with the resources they need in Long Beach. Learn more HERE.

Dawn Mendelson of ArtWorksLBC gave a wrap up of previous community projects and upcoming mosaic murals happening in collaboration with students and staff at Burbank Elementary this Spring!

Jose Quintanilla, Rose Park Resident and Rose Park Association Board Member talked about Long Beach Walls, formerly PowWowLongBeach. Long Beach Walls brings community together to celebrate art, culture and Long Beach. More information HERE.

Richard Nunez of Long Beach Health Department’s GreenLightLB program gave some startling statistics on distracted driving in our city. GreenLightLB is looking for volunteers to collect data on distracted drivers with two hour shifts of observation. This data will be shared with local and statewide partners with the goal of raising awareness in our community and make our roads safer for everyone. 

When: Tuesday April 18th, 2023 from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM OR 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday April 22nd, 2023 from 9:00 AM ā€“ 11:00 AM

Where: Those interested can choose from 5 locations throughout Long Beach to volunteer their time.

Volunteers can register by visiting the website or by emailing the GreenlightLB team at Greenlight@longbeach.gov

Sign up HERE to volunteer.

Sylvia Salcedo, Rose Park Neighborhood Volunteer
Pictured left to right: Cody Lusby of Roses for Rose Park and Eric Copeland, Board Member, We Love Long Beach

Sylvia Salcedo, long-time Rose Park Neighborhood volunteer spoke about her clean up and revitalization efforts with her husband Ed Campbell at 7th and Dawson.

Cody Lusby of Roses for Rose Park talked about engaging local businesses and residents with his mural of roses and seeks volunteers to continue this neighborhood effort!

Eric Copeland discussed Play Streets with We Love Long Beach and connecting neighbors through block parties and get togethers. Interested? Email info@rpna.org.

2022 Year End Review & Looking Ahead in 2023

2022 Year End Review

Rose Park Neighborhood’s ArtWorksLBC Director Dawn Mendelson highlights the program’s engagement with nonprofit and community partners, art sessions in Rose Park, and the events we attended in 2022 in the graphic below.

Long Time Volunteer Sylvia Salcedo Joins the Rose Park Neighborhood Board

Pictured: Sylvia Salcedo

Meet Sylvia: “Iā€™m a retiree, having worked as an investigator for the State of California for 20+ years.  I have lived in Long Beach for 24 years with the last 7 years in the unique and welcoming neighborhood of Rose Park.  My husband and I are active members of Rose Park Neighborhood Association since we moved into the area. I enjoy spending time outdoors, spending time with my close friends and family, meeting new people, trying new restaurants (and going back to my favorites), cooking, attending museums, concerts, musicals, traveling, going to the movies (The Art Theatre is my favorite), and indulging in a breathtaking red wine, martini and margarita (not together).  In my spare time, I volunteer at a number of local nonprofit organizations, advocate for seniors, and my husband and I routinely do a neighborhood cleanup in our area. I am passionate about advocating for my neighborhood and for vulnerable and underserved children and seniors, and promoting a greater sense of community within my neighborhood.”