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Commissions Human Relations Commission Embrace Civility Award

The Human Relations Commission: Embrace Civility Award

The Embrace Civility Award recognizes people in our community who 
exemplify one or more of the following attributes: 
• Acts as a role model of positive civic behavior 
• Takes a stand in support of respect and responsible actions
• Promotes positive neighbor to neighbor relations



2014 Embrace Civility Award - 400 South Camden Drive Block Party Organizers: Allissa Roston, Janet Roston, Cindy Trangsrud and Karyn Newman

On December 9, 2014 Allissa Roston, Janet Roston, Cindy Trangsrud and Karyn Newman were selected by the Human Relations Commission as role models of positive civic behavior and honored for their efforts in promoting neighbor-to-neighbor relations. For the last 11 years, these individuals have organized a community block party and rallied support from 31 households in the 400 South Camden Drive area. Through games, food and interactive activities the annual tradition has bridged generation gaps, created a caring community and built an atmosphere of respect between neighbors.

Pictured: (Top) Commissioner Friedman, Commissioner Berman, Janet Roston, Cindy Trangsrud, Allissa Roston, Chair Ginsburg, Vice Chair Blumenfeld, Commissioner Popovich Levyn and Honoree Karyn Newman.

(Bottom) Residents of the 400 South Camden Drive block join the City Council and Human Relations Commission in recognizing the Embrace Civility Award Winners.

2013 Embrace Civility Award - Raymond Flade

On October 15, 2013, the Human Relations Commission awarded their annual Embrace Civility award to Beverly Hills resident Raymond Flade. Mr. Flade received a proclamation from the City Council recognizing his contribution to civility in Beverly Hills by promoting positive human relations in all aspects of community life and exemplifying the following attributes: acts as a role model of positive civic behavior; takes a stand in support of respect and responsible actions; and promotes neighbor to neighbor relations.


(Pictured: Commissioner Sharona Nazarian, Commission Chair Rochelle Ginsburg, Melanie Bellamo of BH Small Animal Hospital, Donna Flade, Raymond Flade, Mayor John Mirisch, Vice Mayor Lili Bosse, Dr. John B. Winters of BH Small Animal Hospital, Commissioner Ilona Sherman, Christopher Biehl, Commissioner Barbara Linder and Flade grandson, Ryan Biehl)


2012 Embrace Civility Award - Ronald Boze

On June 19, 2012, the Human Relations Commission awarded their inaugural Embrace Civility award to Beverly Hills resident Ronald Boze. Mr. Boze received a proclamation from the City Council recognizing his contribution to civility in Beverly Hills by promoting positive human relations in all aspects of community life and exemplifying the following attributes: acts as a role model of positive civic behavior; takes a stand in support of respect and responsible actions; and promotes neighbor to neighbor relations.


(Pictured: Human Relations Commission Chair Ilona Sherman, commissioners Barbara Linder, Yar Meshkaty and Tom Pease, Mr. Boze, his nominator George Hadley-Garcia, commissioners Dr. Sharona R. Nazarian and Vice Chair Rochelle Ginsburg)

See below to learn more about the Human Relations Commission's Embrace Civility Initiatives