With the exit of Culver City Police Officer Luis Martinez from the role of Labor Representative on the the Equity and Human Relations Advisory Committee at the end of last year, a key city position on the board has been open.
The City’s webmaster, Annissa Di Vincente, has applied to be considered for the position. “When I first heard they were looking for a labor representative, I wanted to get involved. I offered, but it and then it was decided to give [the police union] the first the first go around.”
After much feedback from the community, that position changed.
“We had already been working internally with GARE (Government Alliance on Race and Equity) and this new committee (EHRAC) seems like a good way to move that out into connection with the public. “
As an employee of the city since 2004, Di Vincente is qualified to be a representative of labor for the advisory committee, and is expected to present to the council at the upcoming meeting on January 11, 2020.
From her application for the post, Di Vincente offers some strong qualifications. “I am the Vice President of the Culver City Employees Association (CCEA). Since July 2019, I serve as the Social Media Chair of the UCLA Silicon Beach Alumni Network board. During the 2018-2019 academic year, I volunteered with Moste as a student mentor. The prior year, I volunteered bi-weekly at Annenberg Pet Space assisting with animal care and their community events. I have also been a mentor for Pennylane, volunteered with the Step Up Womens Network, and have volunteered with the UCLA Alumni association and had served on the UCLA Alumni membership committee.”
Filling the post will allow the advisory body to move forward with its agenda, which had been hampered by the personnel conflict.