Board & Staff

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

Our mission 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 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

The Westwood Business Improvement District is administered by a 13-member Board of Directors consisting of property owners, merchants, and a UCLA representative.

Board Chair, Kevin Crummy, Douglas Emmett Management, LLC
Board Vice-Chair, Jennifer Poulakidas, UCLA Government & Community Relations
Treasure, Bret Nielsen, Anderson Holdings
Secretary, Jeremy Wolf, Wolf Commercial

Dean Abell, Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers
Jaemie Ballesteros Altman, Lulu Restaurant
Seth Bell, Pegasus Investments
Peter Duba, Tishman Speyer
John Heidt, Heidt Torres Co.
Damien Hirsch, W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills
Dana Slatkin, Violet Bistro, Shop & Cooking School
Josh Trifunovic, Gayley Family, LLC / Rocco’s Tavern
Bill Tucker, Tucker Investment Group

Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA) Staff

A three-person management team directs the day-to-day operation of the organization.

Michael Russell, Executive Director

Megan Furey, Director of Programs & Partnerships

Jennifer Yonda, Programs & Partnerships Coordinator

Tori Prudhomme-Yurochko, Ambassador Operations Manager

Westwood Village Improvement Association Management Office:

10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 360
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Office: (310) 470-1812
Fax: (310) 474-2414

Westwood Ambassador Program Office:
10887 Weyburn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Hotline: (213) 294-0899
Quality of Life Ambassador: (310) 486-7089

Maintenance Ambassadors’ Hours of Operation:
7 days a week from 5:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Safety Ambassador Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Quality of Life Ambassador Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.









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