The Neighborhood Council Civic Engagement Los Angeles Vanguard (NCCELAV) Awards honor those City employees or departments doing outstanding work in partnership with Neighborhood Councils to benefit all Angelenos. Nominees are submitted by Neighborhood Councils, and chosen by the Congress of Neighborhoods Planning Committee, in partnership with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.
This year’s incredible handcrafted light-up awards delighted audience and recipients alike, when they were unveiled. The awards were made to reflect the event theme of Innovative Civic Engagement, and were designed and crafted by EmpowerLA’s Arin Abedian and Sevak Paramazian.
2018 Vanguard Award winners:
- Nazario Sauceda, Director, Bureau of Street Services
Nominated by Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council
- Brian Gallagher, Principal Transportation Engineer, LADOT (District Operations)
Nominated by Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council