Registration is open for this year’s Congress of Neighborhoods, happening Saturday September 28th at Los Angeles City Hall! The Congress is the LA Neighborhood Council system’s biggest event, bringing together over 1,000 local leaders each year for a day of workshops and networking with City officials and other NC members.

Free admission with RSVP – and breakfast, lunch, and parking are all included. Class space is limited, so register early to get your pick of the 30 workshops and discussion sessions offered at this year’s event, where you can learn NC best practices, and talk with other board members and City Departments about the issues important to Neighborhood Councils citywide.

The annual NC Congress is planned by and for members of LA’s 99 Neighborhood Councils. Check out the welcome message to newly-elected Neighborhood Council board members from the Congress Planning Committee Chair below – and visit the Congress of Neighborhoods website at to learn more and register!


Welcome message from Cindy Cleghorn, Congress of Neighborhoods Planning Committee Chair & Sunland-Tujunga NC board member

Congratulations on being elected to your Neighborhood Council!

The annual Congress of Neighborhoods will be Saturday, September 28, 2019 at City Hall. Mark your calendar and save the entire day so you can participate in this year’s Neighborhood Council Congress! If this is your first visit to City Hall, it will be an awesome experience for you!

The theme for this year is “Effective Change in Our Communities” and chosen because this is what we, as elected Neighborhood Council and community leaders do to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. By working together with our community, city departments and elected officials Neighborhood Councils make “Effective Change in our Communities.”

Your day will begin with the “Opening Session”, and continue with 30 Workshops coordinated with the City and Neighborhood Council leaders in order to assure that we provide the best educational workshops and networking opportunities possible.

There will also be over 30 exhibit tables, from our knowledgeable city departments, that will give you a one-on-one opportunity to make contacts, ask questions and set appointments for future collaboration. You will also have the opportunity to network with other Neighborhood Council leaders including Neighborhood Council Alliances during breakfast and lunch.

Register online at – registration closes Wednesday, September 25. Pre-registration is necessary, so we can plan for this all-day event at City Hall.

For more details and to see past event programs, visit the Congress of Neighborhoods website. I look forward to seeing you at the NC Congress!

— Cindy Cleghorn, NC Congress Planning Committee Chair