Registration is now open for the 2016 Congress of Neighborhoods, and space in the workshops is filling up fast, but it can be hard to choose which workshops to take of the 40+ being offered this year. Check out suggestions below for members of committees like Land Use, Public Safety, or Outreach, then visit to sign up. This year’s Congress takes place Saturday September 24th at LA City Hall.

If you are on a Land Use committee, PlanCheckNC – the Citywide education alliance for Neighborhood Council Land Use committees offers a pair of essential workshops. Planning & Land Use 101 will cover the basics of navigating LA’s city planning processes including ZIMAS, stakeholder and committee participation to City Planning and at hearings. Planning & Land Use 102 will discuss and define current topics like affordable housing and short term rentals.

Outreach is the #1 opportunity for Neighborhood Council leaders to engage stakeholders in their government. This year’s Congress will bring the latest in easier and more effective community outreach planning, including Events 101; Community Engagement; Social Media; and Public Relations for NCs.