BOARD CHAIR: Sylvia Arredondo (Residential Rep)
VICE-CHAIR:  Valerie Contreras (Residential Rep)
TREASURER:  Moises Cortes (At Large Rep)
SECRETARY:  Catherine (Cathy) Familathe (Employee Rep)
PARLIAMENTARIAN: Ernie Aguilar (Employee Rep)


Nancy Anaya (Residential Rep)
Christian Guzman (At Large Rep)
Robert Jones (At Large Rep)
Kim Luke (Owner Rep)
Denisse Martinez (Community Interest)
Steve Salas (Employee Rep)
Carlos Sanchez (Owner Rep)

Barbara Zepeda (Owner Rep)


(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
Co-Chairs: Robert Jones & Kim Luke
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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