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Eric Garcetti Mayor
Honorable Members of the City Council c/o City Clerk City Hall, Room 395 Honorable Members: Subject to your confirmation, I have reappointed Ms. Daphne Brogdon to the Central Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2021. Ms. Brogdon’s current term expires on June 30, 2016. I certify that in my opinion Ms. Brogdon is qualified for the work that will devolve upon her, and that I make the appointment solely in the interest of the City. Sincerely,
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COMMISSION APPOINTMENT FORM Name: Commission: End of Term:
Daphne Brogdon Central Area Planning Commission 6/30/2021
Appointee Information 1. Race/ethnicity: Caucasian 2. Gender: Female 3. Council district and neighborhood of residence: 10 - Central 4. Are you a registered voter? Yes 5. Prior commission experience: Central Area Planning Commission 6. Highest level of education completed: 7. Occupation/profession: Actress/Producer/Business Owner 8. Experience(s) that qualifies person for appointment: See attached resume 9. Purpose of this appointment: Reappointment 10. Current composition of the commission: Commissioner
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Daphne Brogdon PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Began broadcast career at KPCC in news department headed by Larry Mantle, alternating anchoring the news during morning and afternoon drive Producer and co-host of the Nationally Syndicated radio show, Dr. Dean Edell, and went on to host many TV shows, including shows on Fox, Oxygen, FX, SyFy, USA, Food Network and Discovery. Co-creator of Cool Mom, the first comedic mom video blog, and Momversation, a groundbreaking vlog that, at its peak, had over two million unique views per month. Known for improvisational skills, ability to take narrow subjects and make them accessible to a wider audience in a warm and down-to-earth manner. An LA native who is deeply involved in community volunteer work and civic endeavors, including being a Mayoral Appointee on the Planning Commission. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Food Network, Los Angeles, CA September, 2014 - Present Host, Daphne Dishes Hosted personalized down-to-earth cooking, comedy and lifestyle show on the largest broadcaster of food programming. • Utilizing improv, recipe development and comedy writing, show ran for two seasons, repeated for three more cycles, held or bested shows I followed (Bobby Flay and Giada). • Worked well with network, producer, crew; created and tested recipes, with short lead time. • Show was well reviewed with favorable comments on social media channels: concept was “less earnest” than other FN shows, “accessible.” “girl-next-door” “down-to-earth.” Orange and Blue, Los Angeles, CA January, 2013 - Present Marketing & Business Development Manager, Chef Mark Peel Restaurant Services Oversee marketing and business development for all of Chef Peel's projects. Known as one of the fathers of California Cuisine, Chef Peel runs a catering business and the fast-casual eatery, Bombo, in DTLA. • Developed the Bombo concept and identified restaurant location. • Created a series of pop-ups to increase Chef Peel's profile in anticipation of Bombo's opening. • Oversee all social media and marketing for Bombo. Cool Mom, LLC, Santa Monica, CA January, 2008 - Present Vlogger/Blogger Creator of first comedic mom vlog, Cool Mom; wrote and performed over 500 videos. Co-created Momversation.com, a unique online format vlog where prominent mom bloggers talked via video. • At its peak, Momversation had over three million uniques a month. • Named “One of the Top 14 Power Moms” by Nielsen. • Helped create original branded content for sponsors such as Target, Smart Water, Hillshire Farm and Canon. • Led to appearances on Oprah and Dr. Phil.
Daphne Brogdon, Page 2. TV Guide Channel, Hollywood, CA September, 2006 - January, 2011 Host, The Fashion Team Entertainment and fashion show: red-carpet review, celebrity interviews, lifestyle and fashion segments. • Interviewed guests and shot in the field; created a segment, “Mommy Must Haves.” • Voice over, teleprompter reading and lots of improvisational live-to-tape commentary. • Tested very well with our key show demographic: “funny and relatable.” Various TV, Hollywood, CA/New York, NY/San Francisco, CA Host Hosted various unscripted TV shows, focusing on tech, gadgets, music and dating. • CNet Central and Cool Tech, SyFy and USA • The X Show, FX • Never Mind the Buzzcocks, VH-1 • Perfect Partner, Discovery • Playing it Straight, Fox
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The Dr. Dean Edell Show, San Francisco, CA June, 1992 - June, 1999 Producer/Co-Host Number three national show in the country for five years. Rated #1 health show in the country. • Overhauled the show with new promos, music packages, features and segments. • Created Daphne's Corner, an on-air improvised segment where I brought laymen's health questions to the doctor, with signature wit and banter. • Created an affiliate program to strengthen relationships and increase market share in the dominant markets. • Brought needed new energy and topicality to the show, including bringing then first lady Hillary Clinton in as an in-studio guest. Morning Edition/All Things Considered, KPCC, Pasadena, CA November, 1989 - June 1991 Anchor An NPR affiliate. • Choose stories from the AP wire, rewrote for drive time listeners. • Got the audio traffic feed. • Produced cable show for Larry Mantle; also hosted a music show on KPCC. EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA Pasadena City College, Directed Studies in Broadcasting ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Vice President, Central Area Planning Commission, City of Los Angeles President of Longwood Area Neighborhood Association (LANA) Olympic Park Neighborhood Council board member 2 years Larchmont Charter Site council, Head of Larchmont Charter beautification Board Member Cuisine a Roulettes (Meals on a Wheels)
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Ms. Daphne Brogdon
Dear Ms. Brogdon: I am pleased to inform you that I hereby reappoint you to the Central Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2O21. In order to complete the process as quickly as possible, there are several steps that must be taken, many of which require visiting City Hall. If you require parking during these procedures, please call Claudia Luna in my Office at (213) 978-0621 to make arrangements for you. To begin the reappointment process, please review, sign and return the enclosed Remuneration Form, Undated Separation Forms, Background Check Release and Information Sheet within one week of receiving this letter. These documents are necessary to ensuring the most efficient, open and accountable City government possible. As part of the City Council confirmation process, you will need to meet with Herb Wesson, your Councilmember, and Councilmember Jose Huizar, the Chair of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, to answer any questions they may have. You will be hearing from a City Council committee clerk who will let you know when your reappointment will be considered by the Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Sometime thereafter, you will be notified by the committee clerk when your reappointment will be presented to the full City Council for confirmation. Once you are confirmed, you will be required to take the oath of office in the City Clerk’s Office in Room 395 of City Hall. Claudia Luna will assist you during the confirmation process if you have questions.
Ms. Daphne Brogdon May 31,2016 Page 2 If you move at any point during your term, have any changes in your telephone numbers, or in the future plan to resign (resignation must be put in writing), please contact my office immediately. Congratulations and thank you for agreeing to serve the people of Los Angeles. Sincerely,
ERIC GARCETTI Mayor EG:dlg
Attachment I Ms. Daphne Brogdon May 31,2016 Nominee Check List I. Within seven days: Mail, fax or email the following forms to: Claudia Luna, Office of the Mayor, Office of Intergovernmental Relations, City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or email: [email protected]
Remuneration Form Undated Separation Forms Background Check Release Commissioner Information Sheet/Voluntary Statistics
As soon as possible, the Mayor’s Office will schedule a meeting with you and: Your City Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (contact at (213) 473 7010.) Councilmember Jose Huizar, Chair of the Council Committee considering your nomination (contact at (213) 473-7014.) Staff in the Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Relations will assist you with these arrangements.