Council District Seven
Councilmember Felipe Fuentes Honors Cile Borman, Outstanding Women in Council District Seven
By Jonothan Navarro March 28, 2014
This month is National Women's History Month. I am honoring and recognizing outstanding women in Council District Seven.
I am excited to share a little insight into a few of the women who are making our communities better places. I'll share the inspiration behind a few local women who serve as advocates, mentors, visionaries, volunteers and builders of our community. I hope their stories motivate you and inspire you to get involved.
Cile Borman is a community leader. She's demonstrated her commitment to Council District Seven by volunteering her time with various organizations including Relay for Life Pacoima; First 5 LA; the Lake View Terrace Improvement Association and the Pacoima Christmas Parade.
Besides volunteering, Cile's passion is music. In fact, she sang the National Anthem at my Inaugural Ceremony.
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of The Year
Every year, Councilmembers choose one woman from each of the 15 Council Districts to be named "Pioneer Woman of the Year."
A "Pioneer Woman" has "made significant contributions toward improving the community within their Council District and/or the City in the areas of education, business, sports, arts, science, community, health or City government."
This year, Councilmember Alarcon honored Lake View Terrace resident and local activist, Cile Borman.
Locally, Cile is one of the most prolific community members in the District, a strong participant in many boards and committees.
Cile was one of the founding members of the Foothill Trails Neighborhood Council and is the Vice President for the Hansen Dam July 4th Committee.
She is also active with the Friends of the Lake View Terrace Library,
Lopez Canyon Advisory Committee, the Tujunga Watershed Council, the Day Of The Horse Celebration, and has been an official judge for the Pacoima Christmas Parade.
Music is one of the motivating forces in Cile's life. As a recording artist for A & M Records, she has traveled throughout the USA cultivating her singing voice and perfecting her audience communication skills. Before the camera, she's appeared in the last season of the long running television series ER, two episodes of "Comedy Central" featuring David Allen Grier and this years' Verizon commercial "Something Different."
Cile also co-wrote and sang the female lead in the original stage production of "We Are The Future," and studied news broadcasting at Don Martin's Hollywood School of Broadcasting.
She is also committed to helping the next generation succeed, and is a mentor to high school girls as part of her Beta Pi Sigma Sorority Inc., Zeta Chapter.