THE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS OF LOS ANGELES:
15 YEARS OF EMPOWERING ANGELENOS
This exhibit has been created in celebration of the hard work the Neighborhood Council board members
have done over the last 15 years.
Northridge West Neighborhood Council
Since 2010, Northridge West Neighborhood Council has conducted their Operation Clean Sweep, with 8-15 volunteers showing up every week on Thursday to spend 4 hours cleaning sidewalks, parkways, and gutters. How many NCs can boast this kind of consistency in the work to make their community a more beautiful and walkable place? Subscribing to the broken window theory, they have had a big impact on the local crime rate by ensuring their neighborhood is well cared for. Their consistency in their efforts to make their community a more beautiful, walkable place earned NWNC a 2013 EmpowerLA Award. For his continued role in leading these weekly cleanups, NWNC President Thomas Johnson was recognized as a Clean Streets Hero by the Board of Public Works.
East Hollywood Neighborhood Council
East Hollywood Neighborhood Council's Cheron McAleece was recognized by the Board of Public Works as a Clean Streets Hero for the monthly community-building cleanups that she organizes in partnership with City Council District 13, LA Sanitation, the City Attorney's office, and the Office of Community Beautification.
West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council sponsored a large-scale local cleanup as part of the Clean Streets challenge, in partnership with City Council District 11, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps Clean & Green Program, Pikkup, and Big Sunday. (Toddler photo via WLASNC Facebook.)
Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council
Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council was awarded a $2500 Clean Streets LA grant in recognition of their regular community cleanups.
Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council
Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council and the Sutro Block Club partner to perform cleanups in their local area.
Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council
Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council received a Clean Streets grant for their local cleanups. (Photos by Rosalie Preston.)
Empowerment Congress Southwest Area Neighborhood Development Council
Empowerment Congress Southwest organized a large community beautification team for their Home Matters event.
West Hills Neighborhood Council
The West Hills Neighborhood Council's Beautification Committee organizes regular cleanups along Valley Circle Boulevard and other local streets in partnership with the Clean Streets LA program.
Encino Neighborhood Council
Encino Neighborhood Council worked alongside local Cub Scout Troop 190 to clean up their community. (Photo via ENC Facebook.)
Bel Air - Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council members are shown cleaning up local streets. (Photos via BABCNC Facebook page.)
A simple sign that a community cares is a community cleanup and Neighborhood Councils embrace the opportunity to leave their mark on the neighborhood, to engage the community in improving the quality of life, and in raising the stand and sending a clear message that the people in this community care!
Since its establishment in 1999, the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment has grown into the nation’s largest and most innovative initiative in civic engagement and citizen-based government through the “EmpowerLA” movement. With a network of 97 Neighborhood Councils, Los Angeles promotes public participation in government and works to improve government responsiveness to local concerns. Visit EmpowerLA.org to learn more about how the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment supports Neighborhood Councils and Angelenos citywide.