320 Palos Verdes Drive West   Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

310 373 6721

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Board Election




Ballot nominations closed September 10, 2018 for the January 8, 2019 Board of Directors Election 

Package for Nomination by Petition to the 2019 PVHA Board of Directors Election Ballot

Excerpt of Resolution Number 177:

“A member can be nominated for the Board by a petition delivered to an officer of the corporation, signed within 11 months preceding the next time directors will be elected representing the following number of votes: one-twentieth of 1 per cent of voting power, but not less than 100.”

“Nominations for the Board of directors shall close 120 days before the date the directors are to be elected. No nominations for the Board can be made after 120 days before the date directors are to be elected.

Candidates Nominated By Petition

No nomination candidate petitions were received this year.

Incumbent Candidates 

Ed Fountain

Ed Fountain has been a resident of Palos Verdes Estates since 1967.  Ed graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Economics from the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.  Following graduation from USC, he served in the United States Air Force.  After completing military service Ed went in to the California wholesale lumber business.  He was President of the Southern California Lumber Association in 1984 and also served as Director of the National Wholesale Lumber Association representing United States and Canada.  An engaged member of the community, Ed has volunteered his time as Director, past President, and current Vice President of the PVHA Board. During this time he was active in litigation to enforce the deed restrictions of two school sites that Palos Verdes Board of Education had attempted to sell for development.  This Litigation was successful, and the lots reverted to the Association, who in turn deeded them back to the city of Palos Verdes Estates to be used as parkland.   Ed and his wife Barbara have three married daughters and seven grandchildren.  All three daughters were educated in the Palos Verdes schools and three grandchildren currently enrolled.  Ed enjoys time with friends and family, golf, and traveling. In fact they have just completed visiting all 50 of the United States 

Phil Frengs

Phil Frengs has been a resident of PVE since 1984. Phil has been instrumental in the PVHA’s legal strategy and efforts in successfully defending the Palos Verdes deed restrictions litigation brought by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Board of Education.  Additionally he has been involved in the defense of two additional litigations brought by dissident members of PVHA.

Phil has a long history in community leadership.  He served on the Palos VerdesGolf Club Board of Directors and was the Club’s President in 1994. At PVGC, Phil chaired two community benefit golf tournaments that provided funds to the Palos Verdes Library District in support of maintaining the open status of the historic Palos Verdes Malaga Cove Library and the funding of the Palos Verdes Memorial Garden.

Phil chaired the City Council-appointed PVE Memorial Garden committee that held a design competition for a renewal of the Garden to memorialize PVE police officers Tracy and Vanderpool who were killed in the line of duty in 1994. The committee’s work resulted in fund-raising, design and contracting for the Garden which is across the street from City Hall.  The Garden includes a memorial to the fallen officers, to the Palos Verdes residents who lost their lives during World War II and the Vietnam conflict and a memorial for those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Phil co-chaired the City of PVE’s 60th anniversary celebration in 1999.

Phil is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Legistics, based in Los Angeles, that provides practice support services to legal firms in major US cities and internationally.

Phil’s philanthropic work includes fundraising for UCLA’s women’s collegiate golf.  He also is a member of the Southern California Golf Association Foundation’s Board of Directors, chairing its Scholarship Committee.  Phil has recently launched Racing To End Alzheimer’s, soliciting donations and placing the names of loved ones on the Legistics-sponsored race car in the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge raising awareness and funding for Alzheimer’s research and Caregiving services to those families impacted. Phil and his wife, Mimi have raised their three adult children in Palos Verdes Estates all of whom attended Palos Verdes public schools.

Dale Hoffman

Dale Hoffman has been a resident of Palos Verdes Estates since 1972. Dale was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, graduated from Iowa State University in Aeronautical Engineering, UCLA in Electrical Engineering and moved to Southern California in 1958. He spent 43 years in the aerospace industry with North American Aviation and TRW, retiring in 2001.

In retirement, Dale has served as a consultant to Northrop-Grumman, member of the PVE Planning Commission, on the Board of Trustees of the Southern California Historical Aviation Foundation, President of the Riviera Hall Lutheran School Board, Treasurer of the Palos Verdes Historical Society, as well as pursuing hobbies related to golf, Civil War history, and travel.

Dale and his wife Marilyn have been married for 56 years, have 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.  All of us are proud of our PVE roots!


Michael Moody

I am a native Californian and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering. I have lived on the Peninsula since 1955 and in PVE since 1981.

I am a Registered Professional Engineer and Risk Manager and have my own consulting firm that provides services to the Governments of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and other government agencies throughout the world.

My public service includes:

  • Served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean conflict,
  • Palos Verdes Estates: Mayor and City Council,
  • Valmonte Home Owners Association: Co- founder,
  • Marymount College, Palos Verdes: Trustee, Planning Committee, Chairman of the Finance Committee,
  • Los Angeles County Sanitation District: Director,
  • California Joint Powers Insurance Authority: Executive Committee and Claims Committee,
  • Southern California Association of Governments Airport Expansion Task Force,
  • Peninsula Symphony Association: Director


Carol Swets

After “retiring” from TRW, Carol joined the world of volunteering.  She was President of the Symphonians of the Music Center, PTA Treasurer, National Charity League Treasurer, and Miraleste Recreation and Parks District Treasurer (still on the Board).  In her 16 years on the park board, the district has cleaned up park land, made the move to native and Mediterranean plantings and established a network of walking trails within the parkland.

Carol and her husband, Doug, like to spend time with their two granddaughters, travel and spend time with friends and family.