VICA Hosts “After Dark” Event at Burbank Marriott


VICA, the Valley Industry & Commerce Association, will host a “VICA After Dark” mixer on Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Burbank Airport Marriott. The event will feature L.A. City Councilmember Nury Martinez.

VICA is a business advocacy organization working to create jobs and improve the business climate in the San Fernando Valley. VICA was founded in 1949 when the valley was rapidly expanding and continues to works with government officials to represent the San Fernando Valley and promote its growth, according to VICA President Stuart Waldman.

“VICA After Dark”  mixers feature elected officials from all over the valley. The mixers happen at least four times a year, according to Waldman.

The mixer on Dec. 4 is open to both members and non-members and will be held in Burbank.

“We’re excited about that. It’s the first time we are doing the event there,” Waldman said.

Guests will have a chance to interact with Martinez, the only female serving on the L.A. City Council. Martinez represents the sixth district, and is a former LAUSD Board Member, according to the VICA website.

“She [Martinez] is the only female in L.A. City elected government. We think it’s important to showcase her,” Waldman said.

“VICA After Dark” is free for VICA members, but non-members can attend for $25, which includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres.