Christopher Ahuja has been a resident of Los Angeles for over 20 years and realized he needed to get involved with volunteering in his community. He is one to take actions that can make a difference one step at time and that he can be held accountable for, and going through the pandemic, he realized he was not doing his part to make the city more equitable and sustainable. Christopher graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a BS in Kinesiology, concentration of Exercise Science. Education and learning is extremely important to him, and he is completing a year long course in politics at the University of Cambridge in England. He is a member of the Tarzana Neighborhood Council and passionate about his family, work and jiu jitsu.

Scott Epstein was chair of the Mid City West Community Council from 2014 to 2021. Under Scott's leadership, the council twice won the Empower LA Award: for creating a neighborhood greenway project that attracted $2.3 million from Metro Los Angeles and for revitalizing Rosewood Garden, the smallest park in LA. Scott is also the founder of the Midtown Los Angeles Homeless Coalition, which works to connect people experiencing homelessness in the midtown region to services and housing. Scott earned a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and currently works as a COVID-19 contact tracer at the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center. He took a hiatus from the board while running for city council.
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Lisa Hart is an organizational development consultant who works with organizations and communities to help them design, implement, and evaluate initiatives that leverage diversity, empower communities, and engage employees to advance the social sector and address systemic problems. She served as chair of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Green Committee in 2014 and 2015. She represents the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance on the South Coast Air Quality Management District Environmental Justice Community Partnership’s Advisory Council, and has been a member of the Watts Clean Air & Energy Committee.

Charles Miller is a Climate Reality Project ambassador with two decades in environmental advocacy. A LEED Green Associate and certified native plant landscaper, his training includes a sustainability education from UCLA. He created the advocacy organization LA Native, which promotes biodiversity through native landscaping on behalf of over 30 stakeholder groups. Miller is on the board of directors of Westwood Greenway and is active with the LA Community Forest Advisory Committee. He has served several terms with the Palms Neighborhood Council, where he founded and served as chair of the Green Committee as well as serving as chair of the Transportation Committee. His background includes an MA in Cinema Production from USC and work as a globally represented and exhibited fine art photographer.

 

Muriel Nacar hails from the suburbs of Southern California and has worked in environmental compliance consulting in Los Angeles in the private and public sectors for the past 5 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science in engineering degree from Purdue University. She serves as a District 5 Representative of the Echo Park Neighborhood Council and as co-chair of the Public Safety Public Works Parks and Sustainability committee. She believes that sustainability is intrinsic to a thriving community.