We wanted to take a moment and introduce ourselves, your FY20/21 Region 1 Budget Advocate team; Lanira Murphy, Michael Ebenkamp, and John DiGregorio!
Budget Advocates were elected by your NC’s Budget Representatives (June 27th/28th this year) (North Hills East Neighborhood Council Budget Representatives Punam Gohel and Michael Ebenkamp), 3 from each NC Region for a total of 36 city-wide, to represent your Board and Stakeholders on all issues related to our City’s Budget. As the Budget Advocates for this region, our main goal is to represent the communities budgetary needs for the city, which means we want to hear from YOU. We want to better align ourselves and be truly representative of what will be the best benefit for everyone.
On that note, to kick off the year, we’re asking for your help! We want to build a complete, transparent database of ALL community budget concerns. To do that, we’re asking you to complete and share the Budget Advocate City Services Report Card (https://bit.ly/BAReportCard2020).
This document will be consolidated, reviewed, and then published to ensure we understand the full scope of your concerns-and to show correlation between other neighborhoods in our region. After we review the results, we will share them with you and form your priorities-aka OURS!
We thank you so much for your support-and look forward to hearing your questions and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to one, or all of us at any time!
Team Introductions Below!
Hello, my name is Lanira Murphy and I am one of the 3 Budget Advocates for the North East Valley Region of Los Angeles. I am the Treasurer for the Budget Advocates and the Panorama City Neighborhood Council. I will be the lead for Panorama City, Foothill Trails and Sun Valley Area NCs.
Hello, my name is Michael Ebenkamp and I am one of the 3 Budget Advocates for the North East Valley Region of Los Angeles. I am 24 years old and I come from the North Hills East Neighborhood Council. I will be the lead for North Hills East, Mission Hills and Sylmar NCs.
John D’s Introduction:
In my third year as your Budget Advocate, I am proud to be serving as the committee’s Vice Chair of Outreach and Communications and serve Panorama City NC as Chairman. Professionally, I have 10+ years’ experience in finance, handling infrastructure & capital investment strategy, forecasting, and Corporate presentation/deck preparation. I will be the lead for Arleta, Sunland-Tujunga and Pacoima NCs.
Your Region 1 Budget Advocates,
Lanira, Michael and John
Region 1-North East Valley
NC Budget Advocates