- Read our in-depth article on how to find & recruit great Committee Members
- Our “Passing The Baton” article series focuses on how to transfer Committee knowledge and materials when a new Board is seated, such as this article for Outreach Chairs. Search EmpowerLA.org for keywords “Passing The Baton” to find all articles in the series, and watch our weekly newsletters to see new ones as they’re published.
- Committees perform the real work of a Neighborhood Council, because they process an issue or item in depth, then present their findings to the full Board, along with a recommendation on a course of action that the Board might take on that matter.
- Some Committees, such as Budget and FInance, are found in every Neighborhood Council, while others are specific to individual Councils, such as the equestrian-oriented Committees found in some Valley-area Councils.
- Your Neighborhood Council’s list of Committees will be found in your bylaws (click your Council’s name on this list to see yours.)
- Every Board Member should belong to at least one Committee, but not all Committee Members should be Board Members. Instead, a Committee can and should include stakeholders who have an expertise in the topics that form the focus of that Committee.