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Congress of Neighborhoods on Saturday – Great Intro to Getting Involved


“Building the Future – It Starts with Us” is the theme of the 2015 Congress of Neighborhoods, sponsored by Los Angeles’ 96 certified Neighborhood Councils, including our own Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council.  The annual Congress will be held this Saturday, September 26, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at City Hall.

The event offers information and workshops for anyone interested in our local neighborhoods and civic engagement, from seasoned neighborhood activists to newly elected NC board members…and members of the general public who would like to learn more about our city and how it works. Among more than 40 workshops available, topics will include:

  • Political proficiency: learn how to lobby; run a meeting; establish a credible reputation;
    or follow proper parliamentary procedure
  • Basics for an efficient & effective NC including election outreach; giving or getting funding; creating successful committees; negotiating with developers; and writing community impact statements
  • Updates & overviews on vital topics such as affordable housing, public works; code enforcement; and public safety
  • Increasing engagement with practical classes on social media; PR writing; fostering community partnerships; and building media relationships.

The event is free, and includes breakfast and lunch, workshops, networking and more.  To sign up, see

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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