Tamika L’Ecluse—President; Chair/ Parks & Open Spaces Committee
I am thrilled to serve our community and look forward to moving the Oak Park Neighborhood Association further in growth as an organization and a catalyst for community empowerment.
I have spent my entire life in Sacramento, and have called many neighborhoods home including North Highlands, Carmichael, South Natomas, Midtown, and–for the past ten years–Oak Park.
I am a mother, wife, Montessori Teacher and activist. I believe that, as a community, we can achieve anything we put our hearts and souls into. I hope to encourage all to embrace who they are and how they are significant in this jewel we call Oak Park!
Bill Knowlton—Vice-President; Co-Chair – Government Relations Committee
He’s the most interesting man in Oak Park… the McClatchy Park roses stop to smell him! Bigfoot tries to get Michael’s picture. His shadow has been on the best dressed list, twice. The police often question him, just because they find him interesting. His tears can cure cancer, too bad he never cries… I’ve been an O.P. resident since 2004, a CSUS graduate with a local career in HR & Marketing – I’m truly home grown! I serve the community as a board member of both OPNA and SOPCA, as well as sit on the Sac County Public Health and CA State N.E.O.P. advisory boards. I’m active in other leadership roles and have a passion for healthy eating and community empowerment. Born and raised in Anchorage Alaska so I don’t have to try to be cool, I was just born that way! Let’s build together — the ‘other Michael B.’
Michael Boyd—Chair/ Marketing Committee; Co- Chair/ Volunteer Committee
“I love Oak Park for its sense of community and interesting people. Once I moved here, I knew I had to get involved to share in the spirit of making things happen.
It is very easy to jump in and work for our neighborhood. We can work to make sure Oak Park keeps it character while evolving into an even better place to live, work and play.”—Michael
Lyrik Hickman—Kid’s Room Coordinator
Jarrod Fischer—Co- Chair – Volunteer Committee
Hello, Neighbors. My name is Jarrod, and I’m proud to live in Oak Park and be part of a community that cares about its past and present, not just its future.
I believe, anything good that comes out of OPNA or any organization here is a byproduct of what Oak Park already is. I love that Oak Park is proud of who and what it is and isn’t trying to be anyplace else. My wife and I feel lucky that the things that people say exemplify living in the city (the diversity, the artistry, the busyness, the brotherhood, the rejection of suburban isolation, the real life going on that new condos and the latest fads can’t cover up) are actually found in Oak Park. We’re glad to be raising our kids here.
If you see me around, please stop me to say “Hi,” especially if I have my children with me (and I usually do). I want them to know their neighbors and see that we live in a place where people don’t just look past whomever’s in front of them on their way to go somewhere else.—Jarrod
Joany Titherington—Co-Chair – Events Committee
Katie Valenzuela Garcia – Events Committee
Hello neighbors! I started working in Oak Park through local nonprofits in 2013. My husband and I bought our first home here in 2014 because we LOVE this neighborhood – the history, diversity, and energy here make this neighborhood truly one of a kind. I love getting to know my neighbors, organizing events, and finding creative ways for folks to get engaged so we can build community together
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