Empower Your Community


Become a Neighborhood Council Board Member

Empower LA is preparing for Neighborhood Council Elections. Become a Neighborhood Council Board member. These positions are open to students (must be 16 years of age), residents, property owners, plus other stakeholders in the cities of Los Angeles.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our students, parents and staff to have your voices heard in your community.

Neighborhood Councils advocate on issues like homelessness, housing, land use, emergency preparedness, public safety, parks, transportation, grant money to community stakeholders and sustainability. They also provide local expertise and a local voice on the delivery of City services to their communities.

NVMI has had several students serve on many Neighborhood Councils. Being a Board member will help students learn about government, budgeting, finance and improve their social skills. Although being a board member is a volunteer position you will be able to add this to your resume and college application. 

To implement the candidate filing phase for the upcoming Neighborhood Council Elections, the

City Clerk enhanced its online module to ease the filing process for potential candidates. The

Neighborhood Council Elections will be conducted over several months on a rolling regional basis

with the Region 5 candidate filing period beginning today, November 13, 2020.

Election Regions: 1 through 12

Candidate Filing Dates: November 13, 2020 – March 30, 2021

To become a candidate, visit: clerk.lacity.org/elections/neighborhood-council-election


There are 99 Neighborhood Councils.

Neighborhood Councils are clustered to form 12 election regions.

Each region has its own candidate filing deadline and unique Election Day.


Stakeholder requirements to participate in Neighborhood Councils vary per Neighborhood

Council. For information about stakeholder types, what Neighborhood Council members do

when elected, or to learn more about Neighborhood Councils, and neighborhood boundaries

visit: empowerla.org/about-neighborhood-councils/

For additional information, contact the Office of the City Clerk-Election Division between

8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (213) 978-0444 or toll-free at (888) 873-1000,

or visit the City Clerk’s Election website at: clerk.lacity.org/elections/neighborhood-councilelection/


Here are some of the communities with Neighborhood councils:

Arleta, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills North, Granada Hills South, 

Lake Balboa, Mission Hills, NoHo, North Hills East, North Hills West, Winnetka, Van Nuys, 

Valley Village, Sylmar, North Hollywood Northeast, North Hollywood West, Northridge East, 

Northridge South, Northridge West, Pacoima, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, 

Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley Area, Sunland-Tujunga