City Council President Wesson, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and non-profit organizations Community Build Inc., treats approximately 150 children from underprivileged communities to a camping trip in Hansen Dam. While on the three-day excursion campers learn wilderness skills and participate in various outdoor activities including wall-climbing, archery, horseback riding and paddle boarding.
Each summer City Council President Wesson hosts several screenings in the 10th district of various family-friendly flicks, treating community members for a night out under the stars. The “Movies in the Park” series provides a fun and safe environment for all ages. In addition to the movie screenings, Wesson also provides all attendees with a meal, drink, popcorn and candy. Sweetening the deal is the added bonus of Wesson’s always exciting raffle drawing. Bicycles, skateboards, headphones and occasionally a big-screen television are often included as prizes.
City Council President Herb Wesson hosts an annual ‘thank you’ luncheon recognizing L.A. City employees for their great dedication to the City of Angels. The appreciation luncheon is regularly attended by nearly 500 employees stopping by the event throughout the day. The luncheon is hosted at the Council President’s district office and guests traditionally feast on ribs, tacos, hamburgers, and specialty ethnic foods prepared by restaurants throughout Council District 10.
Once a year, City Council President Wesson partners with community sponsors and volunteers to host a fun day of winter games for children of the 10th Council District. Wesson’s Winter Wonderland includes a tobogganing course made from real snow, holiday themed arts and crafts, lunch and if the children have been good a surprise appearance from St. Nick himself.
City Council President Herb Wesson is committed to greening our planet while giving back to the community. Several years ago, Wesson co-founded OurCycle LA, a City of Los Angeles administered program refurbishing salvage computers and donating them to deserving families. Since the program’s creation in 2015, Wesson has personally donated hundreds of computers to his constituents providing job training and employment for individuals, minimizing the city’s electronic waste footprint, and bridging the digital divide in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit: http://ita.lacity.org/about-it