Podcast: Special Edition – EmpowerLA Awards (Part 1)

In this special episode of the podcast, we interviewed a dozen people to discuss a number of topics ranging from innovation in neighborhood councils, homelessness, and youth engagement. The interviews were recorded on-the-spot at the EmpowerLA Awards in the City Hall Rotunda. We hope you enjoy what this diverse group of guests had to say. A [...]

By | 2018-05-25T17:16:41+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on Podcast: Special Edition – EmpowerLA Awards (Part 1)

Podcast: Neighborhood Councils and Activism with Jamie Tijerina

Our guest today is Jamie Tijerina, Director At-Large from the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, where she chairs the Culture and Equality Committee and serves as the Digital Communications Liaison. Jamie is part of a new breed of board members who recognize the platform Neighborhood Councils provide for young activists -- a label she’s been [...]

By | 2018-03-27T10:27:34+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on Podcast: Neighborhood Councils and Activism with Jamie Tijerina

Podcast: Scott Epstein on Transportation and Housing Policy

Our guest today is Scott Epstein, Chair of the Mid City West Community Council. Scott is a leader in the neighborhood council system with a passion for transportation and housing policy. In our conversation, Scott talks about the importance of these issues, how you can use the neighborhood councils to tackle them, and maybe even [...]

By | 2018-02-20T12:02:18+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on Podcast: Scott Epstein on Transportation and Housing Policy

EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Councilmember David Ryu

Our guest for this episode is David Ryu, the City Councilman for the 4th District of Los Angeles and Chair of the Health, Education, and Neighborhood Councils Committee. In our interview, Councilman Ryu speaks candidly about some of the challenges of working in and with government. Overall, he is bullish about the future of neighborhood councils, [...]

By | 2018-01-08T13:12:42+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Councilmember David Ryu

EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Lisette Covarrubias

Our guest for this episode of the EmpowerLA Podcast is Lisette Covarrubias, Neighborhood Liaison for the Department of City Planning. After working for almost a decade with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, Lisette is back working with the people of Los Angeles as a friendly neighborhood face at the Planning Department. As someone who was born, [...]

By | 2018-01-04T11:37:05+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Lisette Covarrubias

EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Cindy Cleghorn

Our guest for today’s episode is Cindy Cleghorn, long-time Chair for the Planning Committee of the Congress of Neighborhoods, Chair of PlanCheckNC LA, and long-time Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council board member and stakeholder.  Cindy is a lifelong LA-area resident who has been involved with neighborhood councils since their inception. In addition to her extensive work with [...]

By | 2018-01-09T17:11:38+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Cindy Cleghorn

EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Joy Atkinson; President of The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners

Our guest for today’s episode is Joy Atkinson, the new President of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (aka BONC). Joy is a lifelong Angeleno with a talent for community outreach. She has a long and distinguished resume working at various levels of government in service to the residents of South Los Angeles. She served as [...]

By | 2018-01-09T17:13:58+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Joy Atkinson; President of The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners

EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Tom Soong; EmpowerLA NEA

Our guest for the first episode of the EmpowerLA Podcast is Tom Soong, a Project Coordinator in Leadership Development and Field Representative for Neighborhood Councils in Northeast Los Angeles. Tom is one of the longest tenured staff members at the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and in our conversation he offers a wealth of insights about [...]

By | 2018-01-09T17:15:51+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on EmpowerLA Podcast: Interview with Tom Soong; EmpowerLA NEA