WeHo’s Lindsey Horvath Named to “Top 100 List” of Government Influencers

WeHo City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath has been named to a “top 100 list” of local government influencers by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).

Lindsey Horvath
Lindsey Horvath

ELGL describes itself as “a source of continual learning and growing for their local government careers.” It puts on events such as a current conference on priority-based budgeting and upcoming conferences on women in government and local governments and their relation to local and regional food economies.

The top 100 list is, ironically, named after Chris Traeger, a funny character on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” comedy who portrays the city manager of Pawnee, Ind. In a profile of Traeger, played by Rob Lowe, Wikipedia says he “began on the show as an Indiana state auditor who visits the fictional city of Pawnee to help solve their crippling budget problems, and eventually becomes Pawnee’s acting city manager. Chris is an extremely positive person who is constantly upbeat and energetic. Extremely health-conscious, he exercises constantly and eats only healthy foods, and hopes to be the first human being to live 150 years.”

“Our perfect Traeger List award winner is someone who has a jammed packed daily schedule, but makes time for an informational interview or to present a webinar to a nationwide audience. Our list is full of individuals quiver at the phrase ‘I’m too busy,’ ” ELGL said in a press release announcing the list.

In its list, ELGL refers to Horvath as the city’s mayor, a rotating position that currently is occupied by Lauren Meister. “Mayor Horvath has stood up for gay rights, increased walkability, and advocated for diversity,” says the ELGL biography. “Under her tenure, West Hollywood created the first-ever West Hollywood Community Response Team to Domestic Violence; West Hollywood was named ‘The Most Walkable’ city in the entire state; and West Hollywood became the first in the nation to impose financial sanctions on Arizona for its discriminatory, anti-immigration SB-1070 law.”

  1. Thank you LIndsey, for your hard work and ongoing commitment to West Hollywood. Your love for our amazing city is evident in all that you do.

  2. I like Lindsay and think she has lots of potential, but she sure seems like she is in a hurry to move up. Looking at the list of “accomplishments”, it looks like a lot of resolutions and recycled items from the past. Nothing new here. It is not like West Hollywood hasn’t always been a walkable and gay-centric City. I believe Ms. Horvath is a credit to our City and has the ability and talent to potentially move up the political ladder. But she does not serve her cause well by focusing on what amounts to fluff and political junk food rather than developing a deeper understanding of the challenges facing our City and our State. I wish her luck. I wonder if John Heilman is on this list; he has a long history of working with the League of Cities pushing for the progressive causes we believe in and is well known in California and even nationally.

  3. Congratulation’s Councilmember Horvath. Your hard work, dedication, laser focus and more have catapulted you. Well deserved! I always knew I would say now and, in-the-future, I knew her when…

  4. I was a big supporter of Lindsey H. in her recent campaign, even encouraging her to position herself to run for County Supervisor upon eventual retirement of Sheila Kuehl. But alas, she has shown herself to be in cahoots with the worst “development” demolitioners in Council votes. And it’s obvious she has an eye for something beyond little WeHo, which would be fine if she were qualified.

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