Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council President Paula Cracium Honored as CD12 Pioneer Woman of the Yea
Posted by Councilmember Englander on March 29, 2016 at 1:26 PM
This week, I was pleased to honor Paula Cracium as the CD12 Pioneer Woman of the Year for her exceptional work of community activism throughout Porter Ranch and the San Fernando Valley.
Paula is a founding member of the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council on which she serves as President. She is the Director of Development at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch where she oversees the church’s development, community relations, and special community events such as the annual 4th of July Spectacular. Paula is also a shelter manager for the joint Shepherd-American Red Cross shelter. She helped create the “partner shelter” model with the American Red Cross when Shepherd Church became the first evacuation center of its kind during the devastating 2008 Sesnon Fire in our Porter Ranch community.
During the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, the community of Porter Ranch has been the ground zero for the largest natural gas leak in US history, with over 15,000 people relocated during the 5-month period, two schools closed, and dozens of businesses impacted. Throughout this crisis Paula has shown true leadership and showed this community what can be accomplished by coming together. I was proud to appoint Paula as the President of the Porter Ranch Community Action Committee during the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak where she has worked and is still working around the clock to ensure that the people of Porter Ranch and the surrounding communities are having their voices heard.
Her leadership has been invaluable to the community and to myself. She worked and is still working around the clock to ensure that the people of Porter Ranch and the surrounding communities are having their voices heard.
-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District
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