IAN PHILLIPS

Community Interest Representative, Recreation

365 days a year, rain (little that there is) or shine, I hike, lead volunteer work as a board member of Friends of Griffith Park, or commute by bicycle on the streets and paths of Los Feliz. My dedication to recreation stems from an active childhood spent outdoors and this passion has only grown in the past five years that I have been a resident either in, or adjacent to, this neighborhood with its many parks, facilities, streets with beautiful views, playgrounds, and public spaces. Recreation in a time of crisis is a necessity, as so many of us are experiencing pain and need respite from the continuing toll of the pandemic. Safe and science-based approaches to getting people back to public spaces are essential to helping all Angelenos weather the months ahead of us. I would love to lead our Recreation Committee and work jointly with government, non-profit, and civic groups to provide free and equitable access to our considerable public resources. Thank you, see you on the trail!