PPCC Chair Emeritus, Community Activist George Wolfberg Dies

Long-time community activist and Pacific Palisades Community Council Chair Emeritus George Wolfberg died Wednesday, February 5, after battling a long illness.

Wolfberg first served as PPCC chair from 2002-04 and returned to the position in 2018 and 2019. He also served six consecutive terms as the at-large representative and since 2004, as chair of the Potrero Canyon Community Advisory Committee. Wolfberg was an active board member and past chair of the Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association.

“George was a long-time community activist, dedicated environmentalist, respected National Soccer Referee, UCLA Bruin enthusiast, gardener, chef and of course, loving family man,” the community council shared in a statement. “He was a cherished friend and mentor to countless Palisadians and colleagues throughout the city of Los Angeles.”

Wolfberg was recently honored in December 2019 with the Pride of the Palisades award, bestowed by PPCC at its annual awards celebration and holiday meeting.

A full story about Wolfberg will be published in the February 13 edition of the Palisadian-Post.