At its December 6th holiday celebration dinner, BCR honored and thanked Bobbi Gold and Gerald Sallus for their many years of excellent volunteer service. On behalf of the board and advisory council, President Emeritus Jim Lamm presented personalized framed certificates of appreciation to both Bobbi and Gerry.
Bobbi Gold – Founding Board Member, Secretary, Treasurer, Original Webmaster, Newsletter Editor, Advisory Council Member & More, 1994-2016. From our very earliest beginnings, Bobbi has been there to help lead, record our meetings, and more as we formed the La Ballona Creek Mural Committee, created the Postcards From Ballona Mural, evolved to La Ballona Creek Renaissance Program and non-profit status, creek cleanups, more murals, master plans, the Ballona Creek Watershed Task Force and its Watershed Management Plan and Ballona Creek Greenway Plan, educational activities, bike rides (She also served as Culver City’s Volunteer Bicycle Safety Coordinator!), PIE grant liaison, and more! Her original website and ever-improving and thorough newsletters really helped put us on the map and gain the respect of our peers in government and NGOs!
Gerry Sallus – Founding Board Member, “Legal Beagle”, Vice President, and Faithful Event Volunteer, 1998-2016.
Over the last 18 years, Gerry has been perhaps our most regular volunteer at BCR booths, mural events, and creek cleanups. He also helped with the plantings along Ocean Drive next to the pedestrian bridge, participated in project workshops, watershed meetings and symposia, BCR visioning and outreach, relations with West LA College, and more! As our unofficial “Legal Beagle’ (dubbed so by Lori Escalera), attorney Gerry also provided valuable opinions on contracts and legal questions and helped bring fellow attorney David Valdez to our board and advisory council!