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?
As a Community Officer, I would place emphasis on promoting local businesses that benefit Venice in the long run. I have an economic vision to maintain our dynamic neighborhood through supporting community-enhancing growth.
We hold the honor of being the most popular beach in America, with more than 16 million annual visitors. My top priorities would be to foster a healthy ocean, a vibrant artistic culture and to improve our environmental record.
Who are your primary supporters?
I was born and raised in West LA and have been living in Venice for the past six years. My primary supporters are my friends and family, who have championed my decision to run and are eager to help with my campaign. Additionally, I’m close with several local business owners and artists in the community who strongly support my vision for promoting community-enhancing economic growth.
What issue do you feel most strongly about and what’s your position?
As a lifelong surfer, cultivating a health beach is close to my heart. In the past, I’ve worked extensively with the local non-profit Heal the Bay on this mission. During my term in the VNC, I’d emphasize the protection and improvement of our ecosystem.
What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
I’m currently studying business at UCLA Anderson. Go Bruins!
Why did you decide to run?
Venice is a rapidly evolving community and it’s imperative that we maintain our unique culture in the face of change. I elected to run because I feel that now, more than ever, the younger residents need to take a more active role in determining the future of our neighborhood. If elected to the VNC, I would bring tremendous energy and commitment. As Community Officer, I would be a principled voice for my beliefs and for those around me.
Max Sloan is running for At-Large Community Officer on the Venice Neighborhood Council. To read more candidate profiles, click here.