Position: Board Member At-Large
Term Ends: 2018
Stakeholder Type: Resident and/or property owner
Steve Randall was born and raised in West Los Angeles. He grew up in the Pico/La Cienega area. At the age of 13, Steve began working at his Father’s downtown business during Saturdays and vacations. He attended Hamilton High School and graduated in the Class of Summer 1964. He moved with his family to Westwood where he resided until 1970. Steve attended Cal State Northridge, where he studied psychology, pre-med, business and business law, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance. Upon graduation, he was hired by the Bank of America to go through a special accelerated management training program. At the age of 24, he was a Vice President at Bank of America and worked in one of their Beverly Hills locations. Thereafter, he studied law for one year at a San Fernando Valley law school. Steve married in 1970 and has two grown daughters. From 1974 to 1988 he resided in Beverlywood.
Pursuing his entrepreneurial interests, at the age of 26 Steve opened a retail Luggage, Leathergoods and Gift store in Ladera Heights, which he owned and operated for 16 years. During that time he served as either the President or Vice President of the Ladera Shopping Center Merchants Association for 13 years. He was also the security liaison between the Shopping Center and the Sheriff’s Department for 14 years.
Since Steve left the luggage business, he has engaged in various other business activities. He lived in Beverly Hills for five years and was the director of a Fine Art Gallery in Beverly Hills, and a private Fine Art Dealer. Thereafter, he moved to Encino in 1995. He became a resident of West Hills in 1997, where he now resides and owns a home in a quiet neighborhood. Since 1997, Steve has been a Director of Marketing for an automotive service related product, the General Manager of a retail Vintage Car Dealership, a Business Consultant, and a Chief Financial Officer. He retired in 2005 and currently pursues his interest in collecting and restoring vintage automobiles and assisting others to market their vintage cars.
Steve Randall began serving on the West Hills Neighborhood Council (WHNC) in 2012 when he was selected by the Board of Directors to fill a vacant board seat. In March 2014 he was overwhelmingly re-elected by West Hills stakeholders for an additional 4 years. Steve is active on 10 of the 11 WHNC standing committees and 4 ad-hoc committees, is the co-chair of the Environment Committee and the chair of the Community/Senior Center Ad-hoc Committee.
In April 2017, Steve Randall was selected as one of 50 Los Angeles community leaders to attend a very special first-time offered LAPD Level II Community Police Academy. Steve was among those who completed the Academy and was honored by Chief Charlie Beck at a graduation ceremony in August 2017.
Goals in and for West Hills:
I love West Hills. It has been my honor to represent the best interests of the West Hills community. I am working to clean-up the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory site, creating a West Hills Cultural, Community & Senior Center, making sure our streets are properly repaired and maintained,
developing a West Hills Emergency Preparedness program, and making sure that proposed developments in West Hills are appropriate for our community.
It is my goal to continue to serve the community of West Hills to make it as
vibrant, attractive, safe and enjoyable as possible for those who live, work, shop, attend school and pray here. To this end, I take an active role as a member on nearly all of the West Hills Neighborhood Council committees, and have established excellent working relationships with many City and State government officials who I work closely with.
I welcome your thoughts, concerns and ideas for a better West Hills. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 340-4700.