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.

CHAIR, Jim Brooks, TOPA Management
TREASURER, Kevin Crummy, Douglas Emmett Management, LLC
SECRETARY, Kifishia Kawachi, Sepi’s & The Flame Broiler
Dean Abell, Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers
Peter Clinco, Skylight Gardens
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

WVIA Sub-Committees:

Clean, Safe, & Beautiful Committee
Bill Tucker, Dean Abell, Jim Brooks, Kifishia Kawachi, & 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
Jim Brooks, Kifishia Kawachi & Kevin Crummy

Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA) Staff

A four-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

Donovan Wilkes, Ambassador Program Manager

Outreach Specialist

Westwood Village Improvement Association Management Office:

We’ve moved!

10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 360
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

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

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

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