The 2018 Congress of Neighborhoods at Los Angeles City Hall is right around the corner! Over 800 Neighborhood Council leaders from across the City are expected to attend the annual event this Saturday, September 22nd. Everything is *free* if you RSVP, including admission to over 30 workshops, exhibit tables, catered meals; and parking! Classroom space is limited, so make sure to sign up early to get the classes you want, at www.NCCongressLA.com.
The Congress is the year’s biggest opportunity for Neighborhood Council leaders to get training on skills and subjects key to Neighborhood Council success; network with elected officials and staff from every City department; build relationships with members of other boards; and meet regional and citywide alliances of Neighborhood Councils.
This year’s workshops include courses on what the lifecycle of Community Impact Statements is, and tips for writing CIS with maximum impact; a day-long series on Planning & Land Use topics; discussion sessions about key issues like NC reform and supportive housing; and workshops on everything from event planning to managing difficult people at meetings.
Please allow at least 30 minutes to get parked; cross the street to City Hall; go through security; and pick up your badge.
Breakfast is served starting at 7:45 am, but opening session (featuring keynote speaker Supervisor Janice Hahn) doesn’t start till 8:30 in Council Chambers.
Parking is free but you must have a pass! Download and print the one here, and bring it with you: http://tiny.cc/NCCongress2018parking
Don’t forget to bring a pen, notebook, and your business cards. Wear comfortable shoes – and wear your NC t-shirts if you have them! Please stop by the EmpowerLA table in the 3rd floor rotunda to say hi, and pick up one of our special enamel pins, made especially for this year’s Congress.
We’re looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at #NCCongressLA!