1988 - Present
From 3 farmers to over 40 vendors, Friday mornings, the community comes together to socialize while shopping for farm fresh produce, flowers and yummy snacks
2002 - Present
Founding member of Grass Roots Venice, renamed Venice Neighborhood Council, served on Land Use and Planning Committee, presently Chair of Parking & Transportation, Co-Chair of Dog Park and Communications Officer.
1990s - Present
Organized Venice community tree plantings, recruiting 4000 volunteers, employing youth at-risk, resulting in 1400 installations. As a Board Member of Ballona Lagoon Marine Preserve, oversaw shoreline banks restoration and creation of observation deck.
The following testimonials were written by people that through civic involvement with James Murez are are familiar with and have knowledge of his ability to lead the community as President of the VNC..
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