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Liliana Sanchez to be installed as the first Latina President to serve on Neighborhood Council, A visionary leader to create a Sunland-Tujunga, together that works for all. #LACounty #California #CD7

Channel 1 Los Angeles

Sunland-Tujunga 5/15/19

Special Board Meeting 5/15/19 at 7pm. Location is at North Valley City Hall, 7747 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga, CA 91042

Liliana Sanchez  to be installed as the first Latina President to serve on the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council 2019.

On Saturday, April 27th  She had 1001 stakeholders that came out to vote in  election. She beat opponent by over 200 votes.

LILIANA SANCHEZ

“My life’s path took a turn as I began a journey of giving back to the community. I began working as a caregiver helping people enrich their quality of life. Next came taking part in helping find housing and services for our homeless population by joining the Sunland-Tujunga Homeless Working Group; participating in resource fairs and many Big Tujunga Wash clean-ups”

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Liliana Sanchez is a resident of Sunland-Tujunga  for over 25 years, immigrant of Mexico and grew up in South Central Los Angeles.

Her children attended  local schools including Village Christian, Our Lady of Lourdes, and Verdugo Hills High School.  Earned a degree in Commercial Arts from L.A. Trade Tech College and  began her career as a graphic artist at a major advertising agency in Burbank for over 15 years. She quickly advanced to manage the local advertising department for five years. From 2007 through 2010, She combined the passion as a teacher of Egyptian and North African dance with  graphic arts experience and created a successful business as the sole publisher and editor of A Raqs Sharqi, a music and dance magazine, which was sold at bookstores throughout the USA and in Canada.

An advocate in the preservation of environment and wildlife so when the threat of a major development near the Tujunga Little League Fields was announced She had to get involved.  spearheaded The Save Big Tujunga Canyon group and worked with many of the most well-known grassroots activists and environmentalists in and around Sunland-Tujunga.  She wrote letters, gathered signatures, knocked on many doors, requested support from all of  elected officials, organized a Town Hall and held weekly meetings to educate and gather support from  community. The outcome was the purchase and preservation of 111 acres by the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy. She Wanting to be more involved in local land use issues, joined the STNC Land Use Committee and have proudly served as the first Latina volunteer for past four years . Being fluent in both English and Spanish She have assisted with translations helping and giving a voice to Spanish speaking stakeholders so they can participate in the process.

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