Rebecca "Becky" Sargent
Former Redondo Beach School Board Member
Past President, California School Boards Association
Alice J. Taylor
VP Strategic Planning and
Philip L. Sblendorio
Senior Vice President and Manager
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Scott Anastasi Realty
Barry J. Brennan
Custom Air Trucking
Redondo Beach City Manager (retired)
Former Member of the Board, Redondo Beach Unified School District
O'Melveny and Myers
Professor, El Camino Community College
Business Manager Security
Michael H. Halloran
Associate Vice President (retired)
University of Southern California
Former Redondo Beach City Council Member
Director, Library & Media Services
City of Redondo Beach
Photo by Sharon Savage
In October of 2008 one of the most beloved members of the Redondo Beach Library Foundation Board lost her long and valiant battle with an illness that just would not let her stay with us to realize her dream. That dream was to build a new North Branch Library on the site of the old library on Artesia Boulevard at Green Lane. She talked with everyone she knew about this important project, worked on every fundraiser and event that would get the Foundation closer to its goal and even twisted a few arms for support and contributions.
Marilyn brought a wealth of Redondo Beach history to our board. Her connections in the City and all of Los Angeles County often paved the way for conversations and action from some of the most interesting people and places. Marilyn's City Council service gave her special insight on how to get things done. Current Foundation Board Member and former District 5 Councilman John Parsons said, "Marilyn never knew a stranger. She invited folks in for coffee on any day of the week and it was not unusual to stop by and see her at the dining room table with the Mayor, a member of the Council, a police officer or fireman or her next door neighbor. Everyone stopped by to visit or seek her counsel. She was one in a million."
We will miss her dedication, wonderful smile, fun stories and fabulous sense of humor.
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