September is Civic Engagement Month in honor of the work of the Neighborhood Councils and of all the City’s public engagement efforts! The month was kicked off in City Hall on September 1 with a proclamation presented by City Council President Herb Wesson to the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners President Joy Atkinson and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager Grayce Lui. Also part of the celebration is a Neighborhood Council display on the bridge between City Hall and City Hall East.
2016 EmpowerLA Award winners were honored in City Council Chambers: SORO Neighborhoods Council, Reseda Neighborhood Council, Mid City West Community Council, Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council, Echo Park Neighborhood Council, United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council and Northridge West Neighborhood Council. Find out more about their accomplishments.
You have a lot of options on how to get civically engaged:
- Come to a meeting
- Join a committee
- Join the Board
- Help with a clean up or event
You can also get involved by volunteering on the Grand Jury: