Ilise Friedman Honored by Westlake Village Mayor and City Council

Westlake Village’s own Ilise Friedman and the organization she founded in response to the Woolsey and Hill Fires last year, Village Rising, were honored by Westlake Village’s Mayor and City Council Members Wednesday night. Her efforts as founder of Village Rising in concert with several other organizations she recognized including Malibu Foundation and California Strong and many individuals were vital to the recovery of those worst hit by the Woolsey and Hill Fires. A day after the honor, Ilise was “still in shock & awe” as she thanked everyone who made her efforts possible, “It’s really and truly a community effort.” And as was so accurately pointed out that evening, her heart is in the right place.