Community Activities & Beautification Committee

La Palma’s Community Activities and Beautification Committee (CAB) is a citizen’s advisory committee established to make recommendations to the City Council, and develop and implement community events and City beautification projects.

CAB encourages community participation and appreciation of various artistic, cultural and beautification pursuits. CAB promotes cultural appreciation and increases the community’s awareness of the many opportunities to participate in various artistic and cultural activities within the area.

The Committee is a very active working committee, which has primary and support roles and responsibilities to ensure the success of the following annual community events and programs, including the Memorial Day Ceremony, the ever-popular Concerts in the Park, the quarterly Home Spotlight awards, the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Arbor Day Celebration.

Committee Members at the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony


Meetings, Agendas, & Minutes

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month (September through June) at 5:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers.

Special Meetings or Subcommittee Meetings may be held at other dates and times as are deemed necessary in order to carry out the business of the Community Activities and Beautification Committee.

Agendas and Minutes

Committee Members 

The Committee is comprised of 7 members as appointed by the City Council. Committee members are appointed to a four-year term. Each member may only serve two consecutive terms.

Current Committee Members:

  1. Irene Hesse (Chair)
  2. Noella Lew (Vice Chair)            
  3. Sally Alvis
  4. Alta Duke
  5. Mary Paningsoro
  6. Prachi Jain (Youth Member)
  7. Vacant Seat (Youth Member)

Appointments and Vacancies Committee members may be appointed for two four-year terms and appointments are made when a vacancy arises on the committee. The City Council reviews applications for committee vacancies and interviews applicants prior to making appointments. The advertising of upcoming vacancies may occur prior to the actual expiration of a committee member’s term, in an effort to fill vacancies as close as possible to the expiration date. Applications for the CAB Committee are available online or at City Hall.

Youth CAB Member (2022-23)

The Youth CAB Volunteer is available to La Palma high school students for a one-year term (September 2022- August 2023). There are currently 2 seats available. To apply, complete and submit the Application to City Hall or the Community Center office.