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About Us

Board & Staff


The Westwood Village Improvement Association (BID) is a non-profit organization.

Our mission it is to make Westwood Village a clean, safe and friendly place for the community through maintenance, security and enlivening programs. The WVIA shall lead the District by taking positions on district-wide short and long term opportunities, and considering matters such as city planning and zoning, parking, events and other services that promote increased tenant recruitment and retention, business, values and investment.

Westwood Village Improvement Association Board of Directors:
A 13-member Board of Directors, consisting of property owners, merchants, and a UCLA representative administer the management of the Westwood Business Improvement District.

Dean Abell, Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers
Peter Clinco, Skylight Gardens
Kevin Crummy, Douglas Emmett Management, LLC
Jessica Dabney, North American Realty
Brad Erickson, UCLA
Denise Garcia, Clarion Partners
John Heidt, Heidt Torres Co.
Patrick Nally, Tishman Speyer
Bill Tucker, Tucker Investment Group
Josh Trifunovic, Rocco’s Tavern
Stephen Power, W Hotel Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills

WVIA Sub-Committees:

Clean, Safe, & Beautiful Committee
Bill Tucker, Dean Abell & Jessica Dabney

Parking, Access, & Transportation Committee
Patrick Nally & Denise Garcia

Business Attraction & Retention Committee
Jim Brooks, Dean Abell, Peter Clinco, John Heidt & Kevin Crummy 

Executive Committee
Meets as needed

Jessica Dabney, Brad Erickson & Kevin Crummy


Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA) Staff:
A three-person management team directs the day-to-day operation of the organization.

Andrew Thomas, Executive Director

Megan Furey, Marketing & Communications Manager

Melanie Emas, Operations & Placemaking Manager

Westwood Village Improvement Association Management Office:
We've moved! 
10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 360
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Office: 310-470-1812
Fax: 310-474-2414

WVIA Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Westwood Ambassador Program Office:
10887 Weyburn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Hotline: 213-294-0899

Donovan Wilkes, Ambassador Program Manager

Cherry Bush, Outreach Specialist

Maintenance Ambassadors Hours of Operation:
7 days a week from 5:30am - 5:30pm

Safety Ambassadors Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday from 6am - 10pm
Friday and Saturday from 6am - 11pm

So who are we and what do we do for Westwood Village? And what are some of our accomplishments of the past year? Watch this video to learn more about the WVIA.

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