Photos by Rich Schmitt for PPCC

PPCC was thrilled to see the community come together so beautifully and demonstrate that all the wonderful organizations which do an immense amount of volunteer work in this community are connected by one common thread — to the great benefit of Pacific Palisades. 

Many thanks to community members, elected officials, LAPD and our speakers and awardees.

Throughout the day we helped give accolades and receive honors.

These included receiving a US Flag from Congressman Brad Sherman; a joint State Resolution congratulating PPCC on 50 years of service from State Senator Ben Allen and State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin; an ornate commendation from Supervisor Lindsey Horvath and the County of Los Angeles acknowledging 50 years of service; a certificate of congratulations from City Attorney Hydee Feldstein Soto; and a plaque of recognition from the City of Los Angeles, signed by Councilwoman Traci Park and Mayor Karen Bass.

We also presented certificates of recognition, alongside our organizational board members and government officials, to: Shirley Haggstrom (from Temescal Canyon Association); Randy Young (from Seven Arrows School); Jospeh McCann (from the American Legion); Carol Sanborn (from PPTFH); Gail Wirth, Susan Fairborn, Janice Goldfinger and Sheda Morshed (from Resilient Palisades); Tom McKiernan, Don Haselkorn and Lee Calvert (from the PP Optimists); Martha Hunter and Sherman Wayne (from Theatre Palisades), and Lou Kamer (from PPCC, City Council District 11 / CM Traci Park and County District 3 / Sup. Lindsey Horvath).

PPCC thanks our donors:
Councilwoman Traci Park and CD11, Palisades PRIDE, the American Legion Post 283, the Li Family, the Simon Family, the Zar Family, Michael Edlen, Sue Kohl, Beth Holden-Garland, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Malibu-Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, Chris Spitz, Cindi Young, Joanna Spak, Shirley Haggstrom.


  1. PPCC
  2. The PP Historical Society
  3. Palisades PRIDE
  4. SMCCA
  5. PAPA
  6. TCA
  7. The American Legion Post 283
  8. Resilient Palisades
  9. The PP Library Association
  10. Palisades Forestry Committee
  11. The Village Green
  12. Theatre Palisades
  13. The PP Woman’s Club
  14. PPTFH
  15. AYSO
  16. The Palisades Optimists
  17. PPBA
  18. PP Design Review Board
  19. PPRA
  20. Palisades Malibu Chamber of Commerce
  21. Palisades Gift Shop
  22. The Pacific Palisades Garden Club
  23. MKPOA
  24. The Palisades Newcomers & Friends
  25. The Sack Lunch Club
  26. The Palisadian Post
  27. The Palisades-Malibu YMCA
  28. Sen. Ben Allen
  29. CM Traci Park
  30. Asm. Jacqui Irwin
  31. Sup. Lindsey Horvath