Editor’s note: This is one of several articles in a series of profiles on Venice and Mar Vista candidates.
What would you prioritize if you were voted in?
The most important thing we can do right now is encourage the individual to work hard and work with entrepreneurs to create and keep jobs in our community.
Who are your primary supporters?
You can check out my favorite businesses and supporters on my campaign page at www.facebook.com/247diner.
What issue do you feel most strongly about and what’s your position?
The issues I feel most strongly about are: business ethnics and values, decisions that motivate the working class and education through apprenticeship to up-and-coming businesses and students so they don't have to learn everything the hard way on their own dime.
What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
In addition to having two Venice-based businesses, I live and manage a building in Venice. I played competitive soccer on womens, coed and mens leagues and coached the Coerver method, http://www.coerver.com/ until I tore my acl for the 2nd time a few years ago.
Why did you decide to run?
This is my first time running and I am running because I am a connector by nature and want to take part in doing, not saying or complaining. This is a volunteer position. The only way we have a chance to get what we want is if we put in the work. Together.
Melissa Diner is running for one of 13 open positions as a Community Officer on the Venice Neighborhood Council. To learn more, visit her Facebook page.