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North Park Community Association elects new board members

SAN DIEGO -- The North Park Community Association (NCPA) elected officers and were updated on a number of important neighborhood issues, including battling graffiti, a citizens law enforcement patrol and this year’s Bird Park Summer Concert Series at its annual board meeting, held April 24 at Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio St.

By affirmation, four board members – Nikki Berdy, Lynn Elliott, Omar Passons and Victor Flake – were reelected. New members elected were Sean Karafin, Alan Bennett and Jeff Kucharski, and they all join current board members Edwin Lohr, Mike Berry, Rimah Khouri, Chuck Van Hise and Coral VanLandingham to form a 12-person board. Rene Parada’s term on the board ended this year.

In candidate statements, the seven elected board members discussed their interest in civic affairs.

Current board President Berdy joined the NCPA after attending her first Bird Park Summer Concert. A nine-year North Park resident, she said she has “witnessed tremendous growth and change in the community,” adding “momentum has to keep going.”

A 30-plus year North Park resident, Elliott is a human services professional and current chair of the Bird Park Summer Concert Series. Elliott said she is “working toward the goal of making North Park an exciting, safe, thriving and comfortable place to live.”

Read the full story in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.