Music is the motivating force in Cile’s life. She has traveled all throughout the USA cultivating her singing voice and perfecting her audience communication stills.
Cile’ has appeared in Liberia West Africa, and throughout Germany. She was the opening act in Japan for the Temptations and has always combined original material with popular favorites in her exciting show. From Anchorage, Alaska to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from Seattle, Washington to Hollywood, and Las Vegas. Cile’ became a popular act wherever she performed.
She got her start singing with the jazz orchestra at Roosevelt University in Chicago Illinois. Her evolution from jazz to rhythm and blues has been influential in helping her to develop her own style that she has use to blend with her love of Caribbean music and culture.
Cile Borman has lived in Lake View Terrace, California, since 1985. She and her husband writer and keyboard player Mike Borman, have received awards for their performances of their original musical projects for young people.
During the late 1990's the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department created neighborhood arts councils all over the city. Cile was very active in the creation of the Northeast San Fernando Valley Arts Council. Nine panels 4ft. by 4ft. panels, representing communities located in the Northeast Valley were researched, designed and painted by high school students from the area and displayed through out the city culminating with the Los Angeles City celebration of the millennium in the year 2000. Cile, recognizing the importance of these panels has made sure that these panels are stored in specially designed cases, in a safe environment, for future display.
The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department also awarded Cile a $3000.00 grant in 2001 to present her original musical "We Are the Future" at the Lake View Terrace Recreational Center. Ms. Borman enlisted community members to donate time and funds for lighting, set decorations, and rehearsal space. She auditioned and rehearsed the talented young people from her community, whom she paid to do a successful one night performance.
She has served and continues to serve on numerous community boards.
She served as the Outreach Chairperson for the Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council (FTDNC) and was one of the essential people who worked to get, FTDNC certified and through the process of having an elected board.
Cile Borman serves as a member of the board of the Lake View Terrace Improvement Association (LVTIA). She also has been a past president of LVTIA, and serves on the "LVT Friends of the Library" committee.
Cile was Vice President of the Small Wilderness Area Preservation (SWAP). This is an environmental group united to help preserve open space for the public.
Cile is President of 4 July at Hansen Dam Committee.
She has been a dedicated volunteer contributing her time to this committee for almost a decade. She feels this is and event that should always be a part of the Northeast San Fernando Valley's yearly calendar.
Here are some of the other community groups and projects that she is presently involved with: The Friends of the Lake View Terrace Library,
Lopez Canyon Advisory Committee, the Tujunga Watershed Council, the Day of the Horse Celebration and Snow Day at Hansen Dam. Cile also has been an official a judge for the Pacoima Christmas Parade and has recently become a member of the Pacoima Chamber of Commerce.
Funded by the Department Of Public Works $10,000.00 Beautification Grant Program 2006 to transform the southwest corner of Foothill Blvd. and Osborne Street into a community beautification project entitled “Cultural Vista.”
Helping to mentor high school girls as part of her involvement with Beta Pi Sigma Sorority Inc. Zeta Chapter.
She is on good working terms with city, county, and state officials, and is looking forward to many year of continued activism.