Introduction:  PPCC has one standing committee (the Executive Committee), three committees required under the PPCC Bylaws for specific purposes, and several ad hoc committees.  Current committee names and membership are listed below.  All ad hoc committees dissolve as of June 30th of each year; on July 1st each year, the Executive Committee’s officer membership is automatically reconstituted and other committees are formed or reconstituted at the Chair’s/President’s discretion and/or as directed by the Bylaws. For further information about committee formation please see PPCC Bylaws & Procedures, or contact info@pacpalicc.org.

PPCC’s liaisons to regional coalitions, committees and/or government, appointed by the Chair/President under his/her general administrative authority, are also listed below (following the PPCC committee listings).

Standing Committee
(2023-24 term: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)

Executive Committee:
Function:  to act on behalf of the PPCC Board only when immediate action is required and the Board is unable to act, and to give advice and counsel from time to time as requested by the PPCC Chair/President; the officers and Chair Emeritus (automatic committee members) by majority vote appoint the two remaining members (one Organizational and one Area/At-large representative).
PPCC Bylaws (Art. V, Sec. 3)
Maryam Zar, PPCC President (Committee Chair)
Sue Kohl, Vice-President
Jenny Li, Treasurer
Beth Holden-Garland, Secretary
David Card, Chair Emeritus
Joanna Spak, Area One 2nd Alternate Representative – Elected Representative seat
John Padden, Palisades PRIDE Representative (Business & Commerce) – Organizational seat

Required “Specific Purpose” Committees
(2023-24 term: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)

Nominating Committee (Officers Election):
Function:  to nominate PPCC officers who may be elected by the PPCC Board for each new term.
PPCC Bylaws (Art. VII, Sec. 1)
Membership pending (April 2025)

Election Committee (Elected Representatives Election):
Function:  to implement and supervise the public election of PPCC Area and At-large Representatives.
PPCC Bylaws (Attachment A, Sec. 1)
June 2024 membership:
Courtney Macker, Residents Association Primary Representative
LeeAnne Sanderson, Area Four First Alternate
Quentine Fleming, Vice President Elect

Committee of Three Chairs  (Alternates Nomination):
Function:  to nominate alternate Area and At-large Representatives who may be elected by the PPCC Board when vacancies arise during the current term.
PPCC Bylaws (Art. VIII, Sec. 1.C & D)
Membership pending (September 2024)

Awards Selection Committee (Citizen of the Year and other PPCC Awardees, 2024):
Function:  to review nominations and select the person(s) to receive the Citizen and Sparkplug Award(s) and under special circumstances to select a recipient of “Pride of the Palisades” recognition.
Awards Guidelines & Honoree Archive (Sec. 4.a)
Membership pending (Fall 2024)

Awards Event Committee (PPCC Awards Event, 2024):
Function:  to coordinate all details and produce the annual event honoring the PPCC Awardees.
Awards Guidelines & Honoree Archive (Sec. 4.d)
Membership pending (Fall 2024)

Other Ad Hoc Committees
(2023-24 term: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)

Bylaws Committee:
Function:  to consider, draft and recommend proposed Bylaws amendments for adoption by the PPCC Board.
PPCC Bylaws & Procedures
Andrew Wolfberg, Area Eight Representative (Committee Chair)
Haldis Toppel, Area Three Representative (Committee Vice-Chair)
Ryan Craig, Resilient Palisades Representative (Environment)
Andy Frew, Theatre Palisades Representative (Culture & Aesthetics)
Betsy Handler, Area Five 2nd Alternate
Maryam Zar, PPCC President (ex officio/non-voting)

Land Use Committee (LUC): 
See PPCC Land Use Committee (LUC) information here.  
Function:  to help standardize and professionalize the PPCC Board’s consideration of zoning and land use related issues by offering thorough, consistent and well-researched analysis and recommendations to the Board.
LUC Policy & Procedures 
Committee email/requests to review projects: info@pacpalicc.org.
Chris Spitz, At-Large Representative (Committee Chair)
James Alexakis, TCA Representative (Environment)
Richard Blumenberg, PP Civic League Representative (Civic Organizations)
Steve Cron, Area Two Representative
Michael Edlen, Area Three 2nd Alternate
Howard Robinson, Palisades resident, planning consultant & past PPCC Area Three Alternate
Joanna Spak, Area One 2nd Alternate
Maryam Zar, PPCC President (ex officio/non-voting)

Outreach Committee: 
Function:  to strategize ways to reach out to the community and inform people of our work at PPCC, our value to the community and the ways in which we volunteer our time, as a collective, to preserve and protect what is most important and unique about the Palisades.
Maryam Zar, PPCC President (interim Committee Chair; ex officio/non-voting)
Haldis Toppel, Area Three Representative
Kimberly Bloom, Area Five Representative
Diana Daniele, Area Two 2nd Alternate
Michael Edlen, Area Three 2nd Alternate
Nina Kidd, Palisades resident & past PPCC member (Friends of the Library)
Murray Levy, Area One Representative
Courtney Macker, PPRA Representative (Residents Association)
Cindi Young, Area One 1st Alternate
Randy Young, past PPCC Treasurer (Committee Advisor)

Potrero Canyon Oversight Committee (PCOC): 
Function:  to monitor, communicate and make recommendations to the PPCC Board about conditions at George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon; see PPCC  website Potrero Canyon tab.
Committee email/reports of conditions & concerns: potrero@pacpalicc.org
Maryam Zar, PPCC President (interim Committee Chair; ex officio/non-voting)
David Card, Chair Emeritus
Sue Kohl, Vice-President
Jenny Li, Treasurer
Rick McGeagh, PPBA Representative (Recreation) & PPCC Area Seven 1st Alternate
John Padden, Palisades PRIDE Representative (Business & Commerce)
Julie Silliman, Area Seven Representative
Cindy Simon, Area Six Representative
Chris Spitz, At-large Representative

Wildland Interface & Fire Hazard Mitigation Committee
Function: To collaborate with an effort begun by the Council Office in September 2023, to address wildfire and other natural disaster threats in our community.
Maryam Zar, PPCC President (interim Committee Chair; ex officio/non-voting)
Lou Kamer, PPCC Transportation Advisor
Sue Kohl, Vice-President
Steve Cron, Area Two Representative
Dave Card, Chair Emeritus
Michael Edlen, Area Three 2nd Alternate
Rick McGeagh, PPBA Representative (Recreation) & PPCC Area Seven 1st Alternate
Bruce Schwartz, Area Two 1st Alternate & Palisades PRIDE Alternate (Business & Commerce)
Julie Silliman, Area Seven Representative
Cindi Young, Area One 1st Alternate

Liaisons to Regional Coalitions/Committees/Government
(2023-24 term: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC)
www.westsidecouncils.com
WRAC Board representatives:
Primary – Chris Spitz, At-large Representative & WRAC Vice-Chair
Alternate – Maryam Zar, PPCC President
WRAC Committee representatives:
Land Use & Planning (LUPC):  Primary & LUPC Chair – Maryam Zar, PPCC President; Alternate – Joanna Spak,  Area One 2nd Alternate
Homelessness (HOC):  Primary – Cindi Young, Area One 1st Alternate & PPTFH Co-President; Alternate – Maryam Zar, PPCC President; HOC Co-Chair – Chris Spitz (non-voting), At-large Representative & WRAC Vice-Chair
Mobility & Transportation (MTC):  Primary – Steve Lantz, Palisades resident, SBCCOG Transportation Director & past PPCC member; Alternate – Lou Kamer, PPCC Transportation Advisor & past PPCC member

PCH Task Force
David Card, Chair Emeritus
Lou Kamer, PPCC Transportation Advisor

WLA Community-Police Advisory Board (C-PAB)
Maryam Zar, PPCC President