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Nicky Wislocky was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She married the love of her life, Pearl Harbor survivor, Joe Wislocky when she was 26 years old. They moved west when Joe accepted a job in Southern California. Nicky enjoyed careers in professional modeling, copy writing and real estate. She loved toy poodles and always had at least one dog trained to perfection. Nicky was a consummate hostess, and until her health prevented her, she cooked all the delicacies she served. Preparing Polish food was one of her well-known specialties. Nicky demonstrated great charity throughout her life; providing training, housing, encouragement and financial aid to many people who crossed her path. She was very loyal and inspired loyalty from those around her. Nicky's passion was local government. She contributed to the City of El Segundo's 2000 Downtown Specific Plan, serving on the Downtown Task Force. Nicky was a founding member of the El Segundo Residents Association (ESRA) which continues to host candidate nights for El Segundo Council, Treasury and Clerk elections. In her latter years, Nicky became involved with an El Segundo Red Hat Society. She loved her sister Red Hats, attending conferences, hosting movie nights and barbecues and finding new restaurants for their luncheons. Nicky left this world last week to reunite with her beloved husband Joe. She will be missed.

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  1. Thank you for posting this information about Nicky. She was also an incredible instigator (often in a good way) and could out wit any developer sophisticated special interest’s attorney, lobbyist or planning staff. She once told me there isn’t an approved development plan that doesn’t have contradictions or mistakes you just need to take the time to find them. Nicky rented an apartment to my parents she managed in the mid-1960’s and recruited my mother into working on a city council election in 1964 (Floyd Carr) while she was pregnant with her 7th child. Now how you rent a two-bedroom apartment to a family with 6 children and than convince the mother to find time for politics I don’t know except to say Nicky did it.

    My parents left El Segundo by the late 60’s and I didn’t move back until the early 1990’s with a family of my own. After meeting Nicky and having a lifetime of stories from my mother I later decided to run for city council and was elected. After serving from 1994 to 1998 I decided not to run for a second term and later moved to Colorado for a job where my wife and I still reside. We learned of her passing only after the service so regret not being able to attend. Nicky’s intuition for local government but more importantly her intuition for politics was legendary. Getting Nicky involved was like the nuclear option to any candidate as local people would condemn you but her advice invaluable. I already had worked in national and state politics and knew some of the greats like Lyn Nofzyger but none compare to Nicky Wislocky. In a town like El Segundo you would think the residents would always be outgunned by the big companies but Nicky’s political savvy was the great equalizer. Her contribution, perhaps to the competitiveness of local politics, is well known but few people properly credit her with keeping El Segundo a uniquely special place to live for generations of families.

  2. Thank you for posting this information about Nicky. She was also an incredible instigator (often in a good way) and could out wit any developer sophisticated special interest’s attorney, lobbyist or planning staff. She once told me there isn’t an approved development plan that doesn’t have contradictions or mistakes you just need to take the time to find them. Nicky rented an apartment to my parents she managed in the mid-1960’s and recruited my mother into working on a city council election in 1964 (Floyd Carr) while she was pregnant with her 7th child. Now how you rent a two-bedroom apartment to a family with 6 children and than convince the mother to find time for politics I don’t know except to say Nicky did it.

    My parents left El Segundo by the late 60’s and I didn’t move back until the early 1990’s with a family of my own. After meeting Nicky and having a lifetime of stories from my mother I later decided to run for city council and was elected. After serving from 1994 to 1998 I decided not to run for a second term and later moved to Colorado for a job where my wife and I still reside. We learned of her passing only after the service so regret not being able to attend. Nicky’s intuition for local government but more importantly her intuition for politics was legendary. Getting Nicky involved was like the nuclear option to any candidate as local people would condemn you but her advice invaluable. I already had worked in national and state politics and knew some of the greats like Lyn Nofzyger but none compare to Nicky Wislocky. In a town like El Segundo you would think the residents would always be outgunned by the big companies but Nicky’s political savvy was the great equalizer. Her contribution, perhaps to the competitiveness of local politics, is well known but few people properly credit her with keeping El Segundo a uniquely special place to live for generations of families.

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