J Russell Brown

Candidate Board Position: 

Although a transplant from Memphis, Tennessee- I have been a LA for 35 years with 12 years downtown.My involvement with diverse stakeholders has included the Downtown Streetcar Committee (Bring Back Broadway) chair, the Pershing Square Park Advisory Board- president and Friends of the Park 101 Executive Committee. I serves on the Film LA Community Advisory committee and was author (with others) of the downtown filming guidelines. I have served on DLANC for 9 years, 5 years as President, 2 years as VP, Planning, Transportation and Public safety committee chair. I currently serves as Chairman of the Regional Connector Community Leadership Council’s Executive Committee and co-chair of the 2nd and Broadway station area.I have tried to be a strong voice for diverse residents and encourage active community participants. My priorities have been to create livable, pedestrian friendly community with many cultural amenities, hospitality options and close to good jobs.

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