Board of Directors

2019 Lake Los Angeles Park Association Board of Directors:

Name, position (reelection date)

  • Mary Hanna, President (2020)
  • Donyale Fowler, Vice President (2019)
  • Anna Livingstone, Secretary (2020)
  • Amanda Akrey , Treasurer FoP (2019)
  • Chuck Tedeschi, Historian(2020)
  • Manuel Magaña (2019)
  • Scarleth Hauffen-Pfleiger, (2019)

Alternates: (Yearly re-election)

  • Yvonne Malikowski (2019)
  • Open


When are LLAPA Board Meetings?

The LLAPA Board regularly meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. in the Community Room of the Lake Los Angeles Community Gymnasium in Sorensen Park. A business meeting to discuss agendas, planning, and any necessary discussions is held the Saturday, 2 weeks prior to the General Meeting, at 1 PM in the Computer Room of the Lake Los Angeles Community Gymnasium in Sorensen Park.

In July and December the Tuesday evening monthly meeting is shortened for a a pot luck gathering of the board, local leaders, partners, and volunteers. We renew our belief that the community is the reason we work to build recreational centers.

The November meeting is the election for board members. In the December meeting the board positions are chosen. The January meeting is the swearing in and seating of the new board.


2019 LLAPA General Meetings Schedule:

February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug ust 13, September 10, October 8 , Nov ember 12 and December 10.

2019 LLAPA Business Meetings Schedule:

March 2, March 30, April 27, May 4, June 1, June 29, August 3, August 31, September 28, November 2,and November 30,


2019 LLAPA General Meeting Speakers and Presentations Schedule

Map of Lake Los Angeles showing the boundaries of the Lighting and Landscape Act District 2 zone 45 .

Intent and Purpose of the Lake Los Angeles Park Association

The Intent and Purpose of the Lake Los Angeles Park Association (LLAPA) is to oversee the use of the special park tax of Water, Landscaping, and Lighting District 45. This tax is to be used for the growth and development of Stephen Sorensen County Park. The Lake Los Angeles Park Association (LLAPA) shall represent the community of Lake Los Angeles in its park and recreational needs.

Duties of the Board of Directors

The duties of the Board of Directors shall be to act as good faith agents of the LLAPA in the establishment, completion, improvement and maintenance of Stephen Sorensen County Park and any new Los Angeles County Parks that may become located within Lake Los Angeles.

Senator Wilk office hours in Lake Los Angeles

By Shirley Harriman

Lake Los Angeles – Sorensen Park – Saturday January 19, California State Senator Wilks’ Field Representative Mrs. Donna Hill set up shop at the Park in the community room. The Senator, who represents the Twenty-First Senate District, has set up Mobile District Office Hours at various locations so residents can come to talk to his office staff about State or local policy issues and to get assistance with state agencies without making an appointment.

Mary Hanna, President of the Lake Los Angeles Park Association (LLAPA), Donyale Fowler, Vice-President and CFO and Shirley Harriman, Publicity spent two-plus hours with Mrs. Hill going over the assets, history, landscape and geography of the community.

Hanna presented Mrs. Hill with a 4-page document that had been sent to Elizabeth Hubert, Restoration and Development Supervisor of the State Wildlife Conservation Board.

The document read, in-part, “I am writing to you at the direction of the LLAPA Board of Directors regarding the grants that are available through the Wildlife Conservation Board. The grant process and application lists monies available and dedicated areas. LLAPA believes that we are a unique situation that qualifies under your guidelines.”

Hanna outlined the Vision of the Park Board, the Stewards of the resources of the Park, elected by the residents of Lake Los Angeles, as 1) Restoration of an ecologically sound wetlands area to include a pond or small lake of one to five acres at Stephen Sorensen Park, which features and supports native plants and wildlife; 2) Establish a Native American Interpretive Center and a Nature Walk at Stephen Sorensen Park; 3) Create a Sacred Burial Site for Native American remains as well as a Memorial to Native Americans at Stephen Sorensen Park.

In the document the historical background, archaeological and ecological significance, the ecological impacts and the current development projects to be funded were outlined.

Under Current Development Projects, the 4-page document states:

• Lake Los Angeles community supports bringing back a water feature at the location of the original Lovejoy Springs, which is now dry. The community has expressed interest in possibly bringing a water feature that would support natural flora and fauna and there is support for having a water feature that would allow fishing and/or swimming.

• The community has also expressed support for developing a Native American Interpretive center as well as a memorial to the Native Americans that lived at the location. Burial sites have been identified in this settlement. The Antelope Valley Indian Museum (AVIM) is located in Lake Los Angeles and representatives from the AVIM are also in the process of holding educational community meetings with LLAPA.

• There is work being done to investigate the possibility of re-interring the remains of the Native American people that were found on the site and creating a sacred burial ground that may be a place for future Native American remains to be buried in cases where the original burial site is no longer able to be accessed.

• The LLAPA Board restated support for the rejuvenation of the historical wetlands in a motion during the January 8, 2019 meeting. Motion: To use part of the LLAD 2, Zone 45 “Total Available Fund Balance” for restoration of an ecologically sound wetlands area at the Park, which would feature and support native plants and wildlife. Moved Chuck Tedeschi, second Scarleth Hauffen-Pflieger, yea – all, nay – none.

• In conjunction with support for the wetlands the LLAPA Board restated support for Native American Interpretive Center in a motion during the January 8, 2019 meeting. Motion: To ratify previous motion with changes; to use part of the LLAD 2, Zone 45 “Total Available Fund Balance” for the purpose of establishing a Native American Interpretive Center and a Nature Walk at Stephen Sorensen Park, as well as to develop recreational facilities. Moved Donyale Fowler, second Chuck Tedeschi, yea – all, nay – none.

• LLAPA had representatives from the Antelope Valley Audubon Society attend our general meeting and make presentations regarding how they might assist with the project. They have recommended identification of local birds and specifically Swainson's Hawks. We are working with Los Angeles County Wildlife Sanctuaries to identify Swainson’s Hawks in our area.

• LLAPA has been in communication with LA County Department of Parks and Recreation, which supports our vision.

• We are also working with LA County Supervisor Barger’s office, especially Field Deputy Charles Bostwick, and representatives from State Senator Wilk’s office.

Hanna explained, “This is the request for direction for state funding and a summary of the direction the LLAPA is working on for wetlands revival. The state has put funding together but has limited the geographic areas possible.

“Our area needs serious concerted demands for equal access to our tax monies. In my opinion the Wildlife Conservation Board needs to be more accessible to us.

“In summary, this is a letter to show our willingness and efforts in working together, and a request for state to come aboard.”

The next Mobile District Office Hours will be held at Jackie Robinson Park on Saturday, January 26 starting at 10:00am until 2:00pm. Jackie Robinson Park is located at 8773 East Avenue R in Littlerock. For more in formation please call 661-729-6232.


2019 Lake Los Angeles Park Association Board Sworn In

By Shirley Harriman

-Story continued from above-

Representing the Park and the community at Measure A activities are Donyale Fowler and Chuck Tedeschi. The Election Committee is chaired by Shirley Harriman in addition to being publicist.

The LLAPA meets monthly each 2nd Tuesday of the month in the community room at the Park at 7:00pm. The Business meetings are held in the community room at 1:00pm on the Saturday two (2) weeks prior to the monthly meetings. All meetings are public.

2019 Lake Los Angeles Park Association Board Sworn In

By Shirley Harriman

Lake Los Angeles – Sorensen Park – The 2019 Lake Los Angeles Park Association (LLAPA) Board was sworn in by Chuck Bostwick, Assistant Deputy Supervisor in the Antelope Valley for 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger at the January 8 meeting.

Pictured [at the top of the page] are: Chuck Bostwick, Chuck Tedeschi, Donyale Fowler, Yvonne Malikowski, Manuel Magaña, Mary Hanna, Amanda Akrey and Anna Livingstone. Not pictured was Director Scarleth Hauffen-Pflieger who was unable to attend.

Chuck Tedeschi serves as Historian and Co-Chair of the Technology Committee. Donyale Fowler serves at Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Co-Chair of the Technology Committee. Yvonne Malikowski is Alternate. Manuel Magaña is Director. Mary Hanna is President. Amanda Akrey is Treasurer and chairs Friends of the Park. Anna Livingstone is Secretary. Scarleth Hauffen-Pflieger is a Director and chairs the Holiday Plan Committee. There is one Alternate position open.

Representing the Park and the community at Measure A activities are Donyale Fowler and Chuck Tedeschi. The Election Committee is chaired by Shirley Harriman in addition to being publicist.

The LLAPA meets monthly each 2nd Tuesday of the month in the community room at the Park at 7:00pm. The Business meetings are held in the community room at 1:00pm on the Saturday two (2) weeks prior to the monthly meetings. All meetings are public.


Park Association Selects Positions

By Shirley Harriman

Lake Los Angeles – Sorensen Park – The Lake Los Angeles Park Association (LLAPA) met during the annual pot luck open meeting on Tuesday December 11. Twenty-four members and guests met to enjoy a holiday pot luck dinner and reminisce about the year 2018.

The annual election was held during the open meeting on November 13. The 2019 positions nominated and accepted at the December meeting are:

Board members

President Mary Hanna, Vice President Donyale Fowler, Secretary Anna Livingstone. Treasurer Amanda Akrey. Director Scarleth Hauffen-Pfleiger. Director Manuel Magaña, Alternate Yvonne Malikowski

Alternate Open

Appointments to Committees

Historian Chuck Tedeschi, Publicity Shirley Harriman, Friends Amanda Akrey, Anna Livingstone, Holiday Plan Scarleth Hauffen-Pfleiger, Chuck Tedeschi. Election Shirley Harriman, Measure A Donyale Fowler. Chuck Tedeschi, Technology Donyale Fowler, Chuck Tedeschi, Equestrian Center Donyale Fowler, Robin Nute. Monica Whitmer

Appointments to committees is not limited to Board membership. Anyone in the community can be part of a committee. Participation for Park programs and events from the community is encouraged.

There is one open Board position which is Alternate. If interested, please come to any of the LLAPA meetings and offer your candidacy to serve your community through being a member of the LLAPA.

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20th Anniversary of LLAPA in 2017