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Russian Advisory Board

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The Russian Advisory Board was created on July 17, 2000 and is comprised of five (5) members, appointed by individual Councilmembers, and four (4) members appointed by the Council as a whole (at-large).  Each member of the Board shall serve a two-year term commencing June 1st following a general municipal election. The City Council shall endeavor to appoint members who represent the specific Advisory Board focus as well experts in the field. Members shall be reflective of the demographic and geographic diversity of the City. Members should live, work, or have a strong connection to the City. City Council shall have the right to annually appoint a youth (15-18) representative to serve as an ex-officio member of an Advisory Board. If a member of an Advisory Board is absent for any reason for more than three regular meetings in any 12-month period, the office of such member shall be vacated upon the discretion of the City Council.

The Russian Advisory Board provides information on issues relating to the planning, development and coordination of services to the Russian-speaking Community and makes recommendations to Council relative to the adoption of programs, policies or ordinances of benefit to the constituency.  The City's Russian Advisory Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the 1st Floor Community Conference Room at City Hall – 8300 Santa Monica Blvd.  For more information on the Russian Advisory Board, contact the Board’s Staff Liaison and Recording Secretary, Tatiana Rodzinek at 323-848-6826.  Click here to view Resolution 11-4204 which governs Advisory Boards.

The current Russian Advisory Board members are:
Chair: Diana Volman
Vice Chair:Alex Tolocenco

Raisa Aguf
Larissa Danilova
Ekaterina Kutepova
Lyubov Levitan
Valentina Matiji
Eugene Maysky
Farhad Yusupov