Healthy Living Programs
Healthy Living Campus: Community Working Group

Purpose of the Community Working Group
BCHD has convened a Community Working Group (CWG) to function as a community guidepost and sounding board as we work with professional planners and engineers to navigate our future and holistically enhance our Healthy Living Campus.  The CWG is comprised of invited stakeholders and leaders representing various aspects of the Beach Cities including, but not limited to, businesses, environmental advocates, civic organizations, neighboring residents, senior services, and public health.  The group is designed to be small, with the intent of engaging in constructive collaboration related to the Healthy Living Campus planning process and assisting in distributing information to the community as the process progresses.   

The Working Group is a voluntary group of community members representing local interests that serves as a resource to BCHD staff and the board of directors.  While the CWG is not a formal voting body, it is designed to deepen community input into the campus planning and design process.  The CWG is, and will continue to be, a valuable resource to BCHD throughout the process as we seek feedback, discussion and recommendations. 

Community Working Group Members

  • Sue Allard, Manhattan Beach Joslyn Center, Manhattan Beach
  • Pat Aust, Former BCHD Board Member & Retired RB Fire Chief, Redondo Beach
  • Jan Buike, City of MB Older Adult Program Manager, Manhattan Beach
  • Craig Cadwallader, Surfrider Foundation, Manhattan Beach
  • Walter Dougher, Former MB Mayor & Former BCHD Board Member, Manhattan Beach
  • Pat Dreizler, RB Roundtable & Former BCHD Board Member, Redondo Beach
  • Patrick Flannery, Neighboring Resident, Redondo Beach
  • Geoff Gilbert, Neighboring Resident, Redondo Beach
  • John La Rock, Community Services, Redondo Beach
  • Jim Light, Building a Better Redondo & South Bay Parkland Conservancy, Redondo Beach
  • Jean Lucio, Center for Health & Fitness, Redondo Beach
  • Dency Nelson, Environmental Activist, Hermosa Beach
  • Mark Nelson, Neighboring Resident, Redondo Beach
  • Cindy Schaben, Anderson Park Senior Center, Redondo Beach
  • George Schmeltzer, BCHD Livability Committee & Former HB Mayor, Hermosa Beach
  • Kambria Vint, City of HB Community Resources, Hermosa Beach
  • Joanne Sturges, Retired Executive Officer/Board of Supervisors at Los Angeles County, Manhattan Beach
  • Bruce Steele, Neighboring Resident, Torrance
  • Pete Vlahakis, Redondo Pacific Towers HOA, Redondo Beach
  • Rosann Taylor, Neighboring Resident, Redondo Beach

BCHD Staff Representatives

  • Leslie Dickey, Executive Director of Real Estate 
  • Eric Garner, Communications Manager
  • Kerianne Lawson, Director of Lifespan Services

All drawings, renderings and visualizations are conceptual only and are subject to change. Refinements will continue throughout the planning and design phase and drawings will be updated accordingly. Outdated drafts can be found in the project archive.