ANAHEI’M FIRST is led by residents — like you — to develop community programs that will transform the vitality and livability of each neighborhood in Anaheim.
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ANAHEI'M FIRST PARTNERSHIP LETTER
Residents and Neighbors,
Anaheim is the oldest and largest city in Orange County, with more than 360,000 residents, represented by Mayor Harry Sidhu and six City Council members elected by-district. For decades, the City of Anaheim has partnered with its business community to secure billions in private investment that today has made our city a world-class destination with…
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Residents and Neighbors,
For decades, the City of Anaheim has partnered with its business community to secure billions in private investment that today has made it a world-class destination with more than 24 million visitors worldwide.
Our local economy continues to grow as a result of long-standing public-private partnerships that created the Disneyland Resort District with the opening of their largest main park expansion Star Wars: A Galaxy’s Edge this summery, Stadium District with World Champion teams Angels Baseball and Anaheim Ducks, and most recently the seventh betterment of the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC), maintaining the ACC as the largest, premier convention center on the West Coast.
And while our economy continues to thrive and tax revenue has grown exponentially to pay for expanded public safety, parks, libraries, community centers and other vital city programs; many aging neighborhoods have been waiting patiently for the greater Anaheim community to focus on their quality of life needs.
With the launch of ANAHEIM FIRST by Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu at the State of the City on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the next 10 years will bear witness to a total revitalization of every neighborhood in Anaheim with a $250 million proposed 2030 Neighborhood Revitalization Program.
ANAHEIM FIRST is a partnership between the city, Anaheim Chamber, Visit Anaheim, and the Anaheim Community Foundation.
It will be led by the ANAHEI’M FIRST Neighborhood Leadership Council, comprised of engaged residents who are representative of the socioeconomic and cultural diversity of each councilmanic district in Anaheim.
The Neighborhood Leadership Council will engage residents in all aspects of the program, including development of significant new infrastructure, expanded police and fire resources, programs to maintain a strong local economy, and continuous reinvestment to build and maintain vibrant neighborhoods citywide.
We look forward to partnering with residents and neighborhoods citywide to ensure that all neighborhoods directly benefit now and for generations to come in the economic strength of their city.
Anaheim Community Foundation
ANAHEI’M FIRST ADVISORY COUNCIL
Ab Abdulrahman, Advisory Council Chair
Gloria Ma’ae, Advisory Council Chair
Keith Olesen, Advisory Council Chair
Norma Kurtz, Advisory Council Chair
David Bartash, Advisory Council Chair
Jeanette Saldivar Osaldi
Sergio Gonzalez, Advisory Council Chair
ABOUT ANAHEI’M FIRST
ANAHEI’M FIRST is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN #83-4394225) formed on behalf of the community and supported by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Visit Anaheim, and the Anaheim Community Foundation. ANAHEI’M FIRST will be led by a dedicated group of engaged residents, Neighborhood Leadership Council, who represent the socioeconomic and cultural diversity of each council district in Anaheim. The ANAHEI’M FIRST Neighborhood Leadership Council will connect with residents in all aspects of the program, including development of significant new infrastructure, expanded police and fire services, programs to maintain a strong local economy, and continuous reinvestment to build and maintain vibrant neighborhoods citywide.
The ANAHEI’M FIRST Board of Directors is comprised of resident leaders of the ANAHEI’M FIRST Advisory Council and ANAHEI’M FIRST Neighborhood Leadership Council (the two tiers of residents driving ANAHEI’M FIRST’s neighborhood engagement) and leadership from the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce and Visit Anaheim.
ANAHEI’M FIRST 501(c)3 Non-Profit Board of Directors
Kay Carpenter, Advisory Council
Amelia Castro, Neighborhood Leadership Council
Anthony Novello, Advisory Council
Todd Ament, CEO, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce
Jay Buress, CEO, Visit Anaheim
Advisory Council Chairs by District:
(District 1) AB Abdulrahman, Advisory Council Chair
(District 2) Gloria Ma’ae, Advisory Council Chair
(District 3) Keith Olesen, Advisory Council Chair
(District 4) Norma Kurtz, Advisory Council Chair
(District 5) Dave Bartash, Advisory Council Chair
(District 6) Sergio Gonzalez, Advisory Council Chair
You may download our available non-profit corporate filings here (https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/). As other documents are ready from the Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies, we will post them here.
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Director of Community Engagement, ANAHEI’M FIRST