Have you ever considered running for a seat on your Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa?

NCWP is one of Los Angeles’ 99 Neighborhood Councils. We are the grassroots arm of city government. Board members are elected by community members and serve their terms in office as volunteers. Your Neighborhood Council is an official advisory body to Los Angeles City government. Our mission is to increase civic engagement and make the city more responsive to local needs. We do this by monitoring the city budget, delivery of city services, and generally, acting as a liaison between the community and city elected officials and departments. Attend some of our board and committee meetings to learn more about issues we are tackling. 

The Candidate Filing period for NCWP opens February 6th, 2021. For more information, consider attending a session offered by EmpowerLA. Each info session will provide a general overview of how NCs and elections work, how to apply as a candidate and how to campaign successfully. You’ll also have an opportunity to join a breakout group hosted by some of the Neighborhood Councils whose candidate application periods are currently open. You’ll have the opportunity to meet NC members and find out what it’s like to serve in the Los Angeles community. You’ll learn tips such as: connecting with voters, advocating for issues you’re passionate about and writing your personal statement. 

The next virtual session will take place via Zoom. Details to join the session online or by phone will be shared in your RSVP confirmation email.  Anyone interested in running for a seat in the 2020/21 Neighborhood Council Elections is welcome to attend; but, please note our candidate enrollment period for NCWP does not open until February.

Saturday December 12, 2020: 9:00am – 11:00am (PST)

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To learn more about Neighborhood Councils, visit: http://EmpowerLA.org/about-neighborhood-councils.