BOARD CHAIR: Sylvia Arredondo
VICE-CHAIR:  Valerie Contreras
TREASURER:  Roque Pech
SECRETARY:  Catherine (Cathy) Familathe


Nancy Anaya
 Socorro Fimbres
Robert Jones
Carlos Sanchez
Sylvia Campos-Gordon (Work)
Moises Cortez (At Large)
Kim Luke (Prop Owner)
Denisse Martinez (Community Interest)

(To email one of these board members visit the Empowerla website for email links.)


Bylaws Committee – 2nd Thursday of every month – 6pm
Location: TBA
Chair: Socorro Fimbres
Committee members: Sylvia Arredondo, Valerie Contreras, Ernie Aguilar

Beautification Committee – 2nd Tuesday of every month – 6:30pm
Wilmington Public Library
1300 N. Avalon Blvd
Chair: Robert Jones
Committee members: Valerie Contreras

Budget & Finance Committee – 2nd Wednesday of every month – 6:30pm
Wilmington Public Library
Chair: Roque Pech
Committee Members: TBD

Environmental Committee – 3rd Monday of every month – 6:30pm
Wilmington Public Library
1300 N. Avalon Blvd
Chair: Sylvia Arredondo
Committee members: Christian Guzman

Planning and Land Use Committee – 2nd Monday of the month – 6:30pm
Wilmington Public Library
1300 N. Avalon Blvd
Chair: Valerie Contreras
Committee Members: Carlos Sanchez, Steve Salas, Marisol Maciel, Adolfo, Steve Contreras.

Publicity & Communications Committee
Chair: Nancy Anaya
Committee Members: Valerie Contreras, Sylvia Arredondo

Transportation & Public Works Committee – 3rd Tuesday of every month – 7pm
Wilmington Public Library
Chair: Carlos Sanchez
Committee members: Sylvia Arredondo & Valerie Contreras

BOARD LIAISONS to City Departments:

HANC (Harbor Alliance of Neighborhood Councils) – Cathy Familathe & Sylvia Arredondo
Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance – Sylvia Arredondo
NC Emergency Preparedness Alliance – Cathy Familathe
NC Budget Reps Roque Pech & Valerie Contreras
NC Budge Advocate – Roque Pech
Public Works – Valerie Contreras
Animal Services – Robert Jones & Sylvia Arredondo
DWP – Carlos Sanchez
Planning – Carlos Sanchez & Valerie Contreras
Great Streets – Robert Jones &  Valerie
Employment – Robert Jones
Vision Zero – Carlos Sanchez & Socorro Fimbres
Transportation – Carlos Sanchez & Sylvia Arredondo
Gender Equality – Sylvia Arredondo & Nancy Anaya
Domestic Violence – Valerie Contreras
Affordable Housing – Ernie Aguilar
Homeless – Ernie Aguilar and Nancy Anaya
Aging – Ernie Aguilar and Nancy Anaya
Port Ernie Aguilar, Cathy Familathe, Valerie Contreras and Nancy Anaya
Building & Safety – Carlos Sanchez




  • Adair, Matthew  – SECRETARY – Member at Large (elected)
  • Arredondo, Sylvia – Member at Large (elected)
  • Caraballo-DiRuggiero, Marisela – Port of Los Angeles (appointed)
  • Domonoske, Dan – Business and Industry (selected)
  • Fimbres, Socorro – Labor (selected)
  • Grothe, Janet D. – Business and Industry (selected)
  • Hernandez, Arthur – Resident (selected)
  • Jasso, Robert – Resident (selected)
  • Kern, Gary – Seniors (selected)
  • Medel, Diana – Resident (selected)
  • Moreno, Cecilia – CHAIR – Non-Profit Fraternal (selected)
  • Ramirez, Alberto M. – Resident (selected)
  • Sanborn, Michael – Park Advisory (selected)
  • Sullivan, Patricia – Churches (selected)
  • Trani, Robert – Resident (selected)
  • Valladolid, Patricia – VICE CHAIR – Education (selected)
  • Wilson, Patrick – TREASURER – Business and Industry (selected)



Photos from 8th Anniversary celebration.  Our dinner was catered by the L.A. Harbor College Culinary Program and all the attendees were treated to a wonderful meal.




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