Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Burbank Coordinating Council celebrates 80 years

Excerpt from a great article by Joyce Rudolph of the Burbank Leader about a truly great organization in Burbank.  There is a great quote by my eloquent Field Representative too!

Burbank Coordinating Council celebrates 80 years

Representatives from government offices joined those from PTAs, religious organizations, businesses, and local nonprofits to wish happy birthday Monday to the Burbank Coordinating Council, which turns 80.

President Eileen Cobos welcomed the more than 50 members and guests to the event at the Little White Chapel Social Hall, where community leaders thanked the council for creating some of the vital and enduring programs that make the city such a great place to live...

A volunteer carries a one of nearly 500 food boxes packed for
needy families a Holiday Basket event four years ago.
(Times Community News / December 12, 2008)
...Burbank Coordinating Council began in 1933 through the efforts of the Burbank PTA and Burbank Unified School District administrators. It has been responsible for beginning the Safety Sallies (school crossing guards), Burbank Temporary Aid Center, the Senior and Youth Boards, community forums, Child Guidance and Protection Programs, Books for Korea, Foster Home Studies and other programs.

The council received commendations from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich.

Suzanne Dunwell, senior field representative for Gatto, said presenting a piece of paper wasn't enough to commemorate the council for all its efforts over the last 80 years.

"You deserve a special gold star in heaven," Dunwell said of the eight decades of service to the community. "It is truly commendable and sets an example for all."

You can read this article and more at the Burbank Leader, by clicking HERE

Mike Gatto is the chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the California State Assembly. He represents Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater Village, and portions of the Hollywood Hills and East Hollywood.   www.asm.ca.gov/gatto

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