On her 92 birthday, former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Rosalind “Roz” Wiener Wyman was honored Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which voted to name the fountain overlook in Grand Park the “Roz Wyman Court.”

A plaque will also be installed at the Music Center to honor Wyman.

In 1953, at 22 years old, Wyman won a seat at the Los Angeles City Council, becoming the youngest person ever elected to serve on the council, and only the second woman.

On the council, Wyman worked to lure the Dodgers to move to Los Angeles from Brooklyn, and the Lakers to move from Minneapolis.

“If you bleed Dodger blue, you can credit that love to Roz as she helped bring the Dodgers to Los Angeles,” Supervisor Hilda Solis said in a statement after the board vote. “She was also behind the idea of connecting Los Angeles City Hall up to Grand Avenue through a park where all Angelenos could gather. That idea took 60 years to become a reality, but that is why Roz is a visionary whose dreams changed both this city and county.

“I’m grateful for Roz’s friendship, inspired by the legacy she’s paved, and honored to move this action forward — especially on her 92nd birthday. Today we celebrate Roz and her love for Los Angeles.”

Wyman was also a strong advocate for the arts, advocating for the construction of the Music Center in the 1960s. She was a member of the National Endowment for the Arts, and served two terms as president of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles City Cultural Affairs Commission.

“Roz Wyman has set an example for every woman in elected office in California. She’s been a terrific role model, she’s hard-headed in the best way, with loads and loads of heart, and we all owe her a great debt of gratitude for her devotion to women in public life,” Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said in a statement.

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