NC Citywide and Regional Alliances 

NC Citywide Groups, Committees, and the Congress

Congress of Neighborhoods

The Congress of Neighborhoods meets every year, bringing 96 Neighborhood Councils together at City Hall for a day of engagement, empowerment, and education, concluding with an Action Session that mobilizes Neighborhood Councils on citywide issues. The 2018 Congress of Neighborhoods is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2018.

The Congress Planning Committee meets on a regular basis to plan the upcoming Congress beginning in February of each year.


(Updated 5/22/16)

DWP Advocacy Committee 

The DWP Committee meets at 8:45 AM on the first Saturday of odd months.

-Jack Humphreville

(Description pending 4/18/13)

DWP MOU Committee

The DWP Committee meets at 8:45 AM on the first Saturday of even months.

(Description pending 4/18/13)

Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates (NCBA)

The Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates are selected each June at Budget Day and work to engage the community in the process of establishing budget priorities for the City of Los Angeles. Typically in March they meet with the Mayor and present the results of their research in the Budget Advocates White Paper.  

Currently the NCBA meet twice a month: first Mondays at 7:00 pm, City Hall 20th Floor and third Saturdays at 10:00 am, West Los Angeles Municipal Building.

(Updated 5/8/13)

Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Alliance (NCEPA)

(Description pending 2/3/18)
Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA)


(Description pending 2/3/18)

PlanCheckNC LA 

PlanCheckNC is a unique grassroots alliance created by NC stakeholders to promote more stakeholder participation in planning and land use issues and make government more responsive to local community needs. It is the purpose of PlanCheckNC to help Neighborhood Councils and their stakeholders to have the knowledge and tools to develop a vision reflective of the values of neighborhood residents and to develop and implement a land use framework that enables all stakeholders to feel that they are a part of the community– supported, safe and valued by the community.

Education Programs and Issue Forums are held on the second Saturday of each month beginning promptly at 10 a.m. All interested stakeholders are invited to participate.



(Updated 522/16)

NC Regional Alliances 

 Harbor Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (HANC)

The Harbor Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (HANC) represents the Councils of the Gateway and the Harbor, meeting monthly and serving as an informational and advocacy alliance.


 South LA Area Neighborhood Councils (SLAANC)

South Los Angeles is represented by the South LA Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (SLAANC) and includes 14 Councils working together to advocate as one voice on issues that impact the neighborhoods of South LA. 


 Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC)

The Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC) was founded in 2003 by Jill Banks Barad of the Sherman Oaks NC and represents the 34 Neighborhood Councils in the Valley. VANC meets monthly and its mission is to develop solutions to the issues of concern in the San Fernando Valley.  The meetings are generally held on the second Thursday of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Sherman Oaks Hospital Doctor's Conference Room, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd. in Sherman Oaks.


View the VANC meeting agenda (posted when distributed).

Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) 

The Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) is a cooperative regional council made up of all 13 Neighborhood and Community Councils on the Westside of Los Angeles. 


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