A Special Thank You to Laura Bodensteiner!

Laura Bodensteiner  with Jeanne Kuntz,  Sherri Akers and Joseph Treves, accepting a Certificate of Recognition from LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl.

It was with profound sadness that Albert Olson conveyed to the MVCC Board the resignation of one of our most esteemed members, Laura Bodensteiner. For all of us whose lives have been touched by the MVCC Green Committee, the loss is particularly poignant as Laura founded the committee and has served as its Co-Chair since its inception.

Laura and her family are moving to a new home in a new city – we have to envy the new community for what they will gain. While managing an active household with three small children and her amazing business, Tickled Plum (doing custom handcrafted stationary, invitations and announcements), she also invested untold hours for our community. She served as Secretary of the MVCC Board and as Editor of the MVCC Newsletter. It will be a challenge to fill those shoes. 

For the Green Committee, we are losing an amazing partner. Behind the scenes, Laura made the inside business run like clockwork and did the wonderful graphics and maps for the Green Garden Showcase. Personally, she was my sounding board and my teacher. The committee that she launched has changed my life and I will forever be grateful. For all of us whose lives have been touched by the emphasis on sustainability in Mar Vista, we have Laura to thank.

The September 13th MVCC Board meeting will be our last chance to thank Laura and say goodbye. Please join us to wish her well! For those of you on facebook, feel free to post your best wishes on our Facebook wall.

With deep admiration and gratitude,

Sherri Akers