New GWNC Boardmembers Sworn In

Tess Paige, 33, was sworn in as the new Greater Wilshire board alternative for Oakwood-Maplewood-St. Andrews neighborhood — also known as Area 9 — by the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) in August.

“After Trump got elected I decided that Millennials cannot just use social media and actually have to get a seat at the table,” Paige said. “There is a lot of opportunity for the Greater Wilshire area to have an influence on the rest of L.A. by combining all our resources in the area and instead of being exclusive we can be more inclusive.”

Paige has been a resident of the Dover Apartments for two years and works as a realtor for Keller Williams Inglewood. Previously she served on the GWNC’s Outreach Committee.

In her new role, Paige said she hopes to represent her neighborhood and bring new ideas to the GWNC. Paige will be alternating in the role with Max Kirkham who was appointed as the area’s board member in July.

Three alternative board member spots still remain vacant, including the two special interest positions in both Education and Religion, as well as Area 3, which covers Country Club Heights.

Special interest board members are responsible for representing individuals from those groups, performing as a liaison between them and the council.

Currently, Scott Appel and Mike Genewick serve as the primary board members for Education and Religion, respectively.

Richard Park, who previously served as an alternate for Country Club Heights, joined the Navy and reported for duty in August, leaving the seat vacant.

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