PURPOSE OF NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS:

“To promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs”

~ Los Angeles City Charter, Article IX

Neighborhood Council leaders from throughout the city have partnered with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (EmpowerLA) in bringing the 2013 LA Congress of Neighborhoods to City Hall on Saturday, September 20, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Los Angeles has 95 certified neighborhood councils and the Congress of Neighborhoods is designed by council leaders so that there is something for everybody, from curious stakeholders to new board members to seasoned veterans of the civic engagement process to city hall insiders.

The event is free, it includes breakfast and lunch, workshops, networking and more.

Hello Neighborhood Councils,

It has been more than a decade since I moved my business to Tujunga and began working with my neighbors to make our community a better place to live, work, and play. Along the way, I served as one of the first board members of the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council and I learned how the City of Los Angeles Works by working as a Commissioner, the Chair of PlanCheckNC, and as the Chair of the Neighborhood Council Congress Planning Committee.

This is an exciting time for us, plans are underway and the energy is building for the Congress of Neighborhoods which will take place in City Hall on September 20, 2014.

The theme this year is “Keys to Success” and this will be your opportunity to network with elected and appointed City officials, City department managers, staff and Neighborhood Council leaders from across the City. This is our Congress of Neighborhoods at City Hall.

Whether you’re brand new to your Neighborhood Council or have been around for a few years, there’s something for you at the Congress. Resources and networking great ideas, real life experiences and opportunities where Neighborhood Councils have made a difference and where they would like to make a difference in their communities, for themselves and beyond.

The Congress is designed so you can take something (or many things) back immediately and put them to use for yourself and your community. Below is a sample of the workshop topics to be included at the 2014 Keys to Success event:

Meet Your City Officials
Developing Leadership Skills
Outreach and Technology Guidelines
Ethics Training
Finance Training
Interactive Problem Solving
Disaster Preparedness events
Neighborhood Purpose Grants
Public Works Roundtable
Committees – where the work gets done
Working with non profits for community improvement
Land Use 101 and 102
What’s Important to your neighborhood?
and more….

The NC Congress is organized by and for NC Congress Leaders. Mark your calendar now for this all day event. Registration will open August 10. More info at nccongressla.com or contact hosts@nccongressla.com

 

Cindy Cleghorn, Chair

2014 Congress Planning Committee