The new Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council was sworn in by State Assembly member Mike Feuer on Monday night.
"I feel like this Neighborhood Council is family, you are a landmark Neighborhood Council," said Feuer, who is being termed out of his state assembly seat after six years. "The action is where the Neighborhood Council is."
Jill Banks Barad, who had been on the council since it began a decade ago, was unanimously reelected by the board as president.
"I appreciate your faith in me," Barad said.
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is voted in on staggered terms so half of the group was up for election last month. Three new people, Matthew Plotkin, Carolyn Casavan and Jeffrey Kalban, were voted onto the board.
Arthur Fields lost in the election to Anthony St. John.
Barad said, "I want to thank Art Fields who served on the council and the land use committee for so long. He will still be here. We will not let him go too far."
Carolyn Casavan was named secretary and Howard Kacthen was re-elected as treasurer.
The Neighborhood Council is an advisory committee that gives city departments and Council Member Tom LaBonge now represents the district.
Feuer presented each of the new and past members certificates from the State Legislature.
The council meetings are generally held on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Sherman Oaks Elementary School Auditorium. See the website for additional information: www.shermanoaksnc.org