BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
In The Museum of the San Fernando Valley's effort to include the student communities of the Valley in all aspects of our development, students have been invited to participate in this blog. Our first guest blogger is a California State University Northridge graduate student in Archaeology, Monica C. Choosing Glendale and Burbank as her areas of exploration, Monica decided to interview the mayor of Glendale. The following is the result of her visit.
Dave Weaver - Mayor of the City of Glendale
"Dave Weaver has lived in the San Fernando Valley, in Glendale specifically, for just over 74 years- his whole life! Being the mayor of the third largest city in Los Angeles County is no small feat. Since Mayor Weaver has served several terms as mayor and on the city council, he is most concerned with revitalizing Glendale and making it a place for professionals and families. In fact, he wants to turn Glendale into the next Beverly Hills of LA! He points out that Glendale is also home to many celebrities, such as Mario Lopez and John Wayne.
Dave Weaver in his Glendale office.
His favorite cultural spot in Glendale is the Americana (http://www.americanaatbrand.com). If you haven’t been to the Americana, it is a beautiful upscale shopping center in the heart of Glendale. Since it’s opening in 2006, it has been a popular hotspot for people of all ages to visit from all over Los Angeles.
Dave Weaver has also been a life-long advocate for animals and even had his own TV show rescuing animals a few years back. He’s also been decorating Rose Parade floats for 21 years and has even won awards for his floats.
Mayor Dave Weaver is doing his best to revitalize Glendale. Check out the State of the City Speech, April 3rd on your local TV station!