Editor’s note: This is one of several articles in a series of profiles on Venice candidates.
What would you prioritize if you were voted in?
I'd prioritize working with all Venice stakeholders, those that live and work in Venice and those that like to visit our beaches. I'd work to make the most of our creative community to solve pressing issues like land use, parking, etc. What are other forward thinking cities doing and how can we take the working ideas and bring them to our own community?
Who are your primary supporters?
At this point, friends and neighbors in the community. I hope to campaign and win over more supporters!
What issue do you feel most strongly about and what’s your position?
Personally, I get fired up about urban planning issues. Why are there no family friendly parks in Venice? How about a more bike friendly Abbot Kinney? With our amazing creative community, why don't we have a world renowned art/film festival? How do we bridge the gap between the long time Venice residents and the newcomers?
What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
I lived in Venice in the 80's while finishing college. It was a very different place (Abbot Kinney was a ghost town!) but had some of the same issues.
Why did you decide to run?
Venice has given me a great place to live, I'd like to give back by donating time and energy as a Community Officer.
Erin Sullivan-Ward is running for one of 13 open positions as a Community Officer on the Venice Neighborhood Council.