The Los Feliz Improvement Association, the oldest homeowner organization in the City of Los Angeles, celebrated its 95th birthday during its Annual Membership Meeting at the Autry National Center May 16.
Proclamations saluting the LFIA for its nine-decade-long community efforts were presented to LFIA president Don Seligman from Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, from Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, and from State Assemblymember Mike Feuer.
Program co-chairs Donna Zenor and Terry Hughes orchestrated the celebratory event. The program included presentation of the Los Feliz Improvement Association Charlotte De Armond Leadership Award to John Marshall High School senior Jaymie Parks, and honoring the members of the JMHS Online Decathlon Team which won first place in the nation.
An historic photo retrospective of Los Feliz and LFIA successes over the decades was given by Seligman using images from the LFIA Historic Photo Archive.
A reception preceded the program featuring food donated by area restaurants and merchants, including Albertson’s Market, Chi Dynasty, Daily Donuts, Farfalla, Little Dom’s, Palermo’s, Rockwell/Vermont, Tam-O’Shanter, Tropicalia, and Yuca’s.
By Lynne T. Jewell