COMPTON– Compton Councilmember Emma Sharif has announced the creation of a District 4 Advisory Board. The Advisory Board will provide recommendations and information to the Councilmember on issues relative to District 4. The board, a group of four volunteers will meet every other month on the 2nd Wednesday beginning in March at Kelly Park located at 2319 East Caldwell Street.
“When I first ran for city council my thoughts were on how to give the residents in District 4 a voice in our governing process,” said Councilmember Sharif. “This committee is designed to do just that—provide the residents with a voice regarding issues and concerns in their district. They will not only work to identify issues but to also be a part of the solution.”
Brenda Postelle, a resident of Compton since 1963, President of the Poinsettia Avenue Block Club and Chair of the Advisory Board said, “I am very honored and proud to be on the Advisory Board and to be able to work with such a great team of my fellow neighbors. As the chairperson, I promise to the best of my ability to make things work smoothly, effectively and more importantly work as a team.”
22-year-old Amethyst Jefferson-Roberts, a 19-year resident of Compton and graduate of Dominguez High School commented, “I am because we are and because we are, therefore I am. To me that means that everyone in the community must work together in order to make a better community.”
Other members of the Advisory Board include resident Julius Franklin and the local business owner Sultan Mohamed.
To get involved or for more information, please call District 4 Liaison Shanell Shipe at (310) 605-5662.