There are currently four programming committees and four administrative committees, in addition to the Board of Directors that drive the DLBA agenda as outlined in VISION 2020. Each committee consists of stakeholders with one or more chairs in addition to a DLBA department lead. Every committee meeting is open to the public and we welcome attendance and participation from the community. The committees serve to develop and support actions that move each department’s goals and objectives forward for achieving the VISION 2020 strategy plan.
Economic Development Committee
The Economic Development Committee provides guidance and input into DLBA’s economic initiatives and business development projects. The current Committee Chair is Sheva Housseinzadeh, Associate Vice President of Coldwell Banker Commercial BLAIR WESTMAC.
Public Realm Committee
The Public Realm Committee provides guidance and input into DLBA’s placemaking and streetscape beautification projects. The current Committee Chair is Debra Johnson, Deputy CEO of Long Beach Transit.
Public Safety Committee
The Public Safety Committee provides guidance and input into DLBA’s clean and safe initiatives and projects. The current Committee Chair is Johanna Cunningham, Founder and CEO of National Short Term Rental.
Marketing & Communications Committee
The Marketing & Communications Committee provides guidance and input into DLBA’s branding, communication and event-related activities. The current Committee Chair is Melissa Infusino, Director of Workforce Development at Long Beach City College.
The Audit Committee meets once a year to review the end-of-year financial statements and end-of-year form 990. The Audit Committee Chair is Kristi Allen, Vice President, Hotel Operations at Ensemble Hotel Partners/Hotel Maya/DoubleTree by Hilton Carson.
The DLBA Governance Committee serves as the organizational oversight committee that creates and maintain a standard of accountability throughout the organization. The Governance Committee is responsible for the ongoing development of the board and the incremental review of the infrastructure of the development of the organization. The Governance Committee conducts an annual board assessment that tracks the achievements of the board, gathers perceptions about board proceedings, and profiles the interest of each board member. The current Committee Chair is Silvano Merlo, General Manager for Courtyard Marriot.
The Finance Committee meets bi-monthly on the fourth Friday of odd months to review year-to-date finances. Finance Chair is Debra Fixen, General Manager for Shoreline Village.