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Civic Working Group Applicant

Bruria Finkel

Application Date 8/22/2013
Public Contact Information Address: 1225 Hill street Santa Monica CA 90405
Phone: 310 396 0089
Fax: 310 396 0887
Email: Bruriaart@roadrunner.com
Business Contact Information Occupation: Artist/curator, community activist
BruriaArt
Address: 1225 Hill street Santa Monica CA 90405
Phone: 310 396 0089
Fax: 310 396 0887
Previous Boards 2011-2014 Down Town Santa Monica, member of Board directors 2007-08 Promenade and Down town Santa Monica working group 2007 Ad hoc work group dealing with Gang issues in Santa Monica 2003-10 Santa Monicans for renters right (SMRR) Steering committee 2005 Chair of Plaque Committee, for Santa Monica Conservancy 2001-02 Barrios Unidos Board member 2001-05 Live/Work Task force Committee 1998-2007 Live/work Task Force 1997-2006 Member of SMART Steering committee 1996-97 "Arts Work" Task Force, Delaine Easton, Superintendent of Calif. Schools 1996-97 Advisory Committee on the Arts, Santa Monica Unified Schools 1995-02 3 times Chair of Santa Monica Rent Control Board, Elected office 1995-97 Board of Directors, Santa Monica Democratic Club 1994-97 Board of Directors and Pack Representative to County, National Women's Political Caucus 1992-93 Innovator of "Shwashlock - Showers /Washers /Lockers," A City Service for Homeless in Santa Monica 1988-91 Artist in Residence, Olympic High School, Santa Monica, Kids At Risk, California Arts Council Endowment 1982-96 Santa Monica Arts Commission Founding Member, chair 1991-93 1976-78 Tibby Elementary School, Compton Ca, Artist in Resident, CAC endowment 1972-76 Womanspace
Goals GOALS: The Goals for Civic Center must be; its connectivity to the triangle that is and will be the most sustainable aspect for the city of Santa Monica the Downtown, the Pier and the Civic Center which will hold the Cultural strength of the triangle. Creating a Unique connection to Cultural facilities reclaiming the Civic Auditorium, creating a substantial Museum, Housing, Child Care facility and Business. All to be in a Park like environment where it serves the Community and our visitors
Activities Down Town Santa Inc. Santa Monica for Renters right steering Committee Arts Commission Urban art committee Santa Monica Conservancy
Qualifications AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Strategic Planning, Policy Development, Fundraising, Event Management, Marketing, Community Outreach, Hospitality, Knowledge of the Santa Monica Civic EXPERIENCE: In all the mentioned activity in the first question above it demands knowledge and experience in the fields I marked. I was involved with Strategic planning of the creation of the Santa Monica Arts Commission and the Arts Foundation. Involved with planning and sitting on the task force planning for the changes of the Down Town Inc. from the Bay Cities Org to the existing DTSM In previous years I worked with women's organizations to create visibility and equity for women in the arts. I set on state advisory Task force for art education in California. PERSONAL QUALITIES: I have infinite patience I have demonstrated through the years of my involvement in my work with the City 1. I can wait and help move programs and ideas along such as the private percent for the Arts that took 22 years to accomplish. 2. Waiting for the Civic Center envisioning for 32 years 3. Asserting the importance of the arts in the life and spirit in the growth of the community regarding education, the business community (we brought the film market to Santa Monica)and individuals who reside in our city. 4. I have great patience for detail and understand connections between need and frivolity. 5. I am a consummate reader of staff reports and City plans,and on the whole understand and respect city staff and professional input. 6. I am very familiar and worked closely with many groups in the City.

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