Get Involved

Former Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske launched Open Up Long Beach as a way to involve residents in making the City of Long Beach more transparent and accountable.

Her work on City Council and the Medical Board of California was acknowledged in July 2013 when she and six others were honored at the White House as Champions of Change for Open Government.

Since terming out of office, Gerrie Schipske, continues to be concerned that the decisions made by our elected officials are not transparent nor open. So she welcomes citizen input and information that she can share with others in the community.

Contact: Gerrie Schipske, Public Advocate
openuplb@gmail.com.



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