Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

GWNC and MCWCC Seeking Candidates for March Elections

Yes, the November election season barely behind us, but believe it or not, it’s already time to start looking ahead to the next round of elections in the spring of 2021.  The soonest of these in our area may be the March 16 elections for our two local neighborhood councils – the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council and the Mid City West Community Council.

Candidate registration is now open through December 28 for both bodies, and anyone over the age of 18 who lives, works or owns property in either of the districts is elegible to run for a seat.  The specifics are a bit different for each of the two councils, however, so here are the pertinent details:


Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council

The GWNC represents 15 local neighborhoods, as shown in the map below.  Each neighborhood elects a representative to the GWNC Board.



In addition to the 15 neighborhood seats, the GWNC welcomes candidates for six other seats, including representatives for area Business, Education, Religion, and Non-Profit organizations, Renters…and an At-Large representative.

As noted above,  people who live, work, or own property within the Council’s boundaries, or who fit into into one of the six special interest categories in the GWNC area, and who will be 18 years old by election day, are eligible to run for a seat on the board.

If you’d like to learn more about the GWNC, becoming a candidate, the election process, and more, see the GWNC’s Elections page at

Also, the GWNC will hold a Special Board Meeting and Election Information Forum this Thursday, December 3, at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom:

Zoom Link:
Passcode: 604179
Webinar ID: 899 8834 1005
iPhone one-tap:  US: +16699006833,,89988341005# or +13462487799,,89988341005#
Telephone (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)


Mid City West Community Council

While the GWNC has only 21 board seats, the Mid City West Community Council has 35.  That includes 3 Homeowner representatives, 5 Renter representatives, 6 Non-Profit representatives, 6 Business representatives, 7 Geographic Zone representatives, and 8 At-Large representatives.

The Geographic Zone representatives must live within the boundaries of the zone in which they are running, according to this map:



While candidates for the zone seats must live in the zone they’re running to represent, the 28 MCWCC board seats not assigned to geographic zones are open to any Mid City West stakeholder.   According to MCWCC, “Stakeholders are considered those, “who live, work or own real property in the neighborhood and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who are at least 18 years old.”

MCWCC will hold its “Candidate 101” virtual election information event TONIGHTMonday, November 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm.   This event, billed as “a “How To” session to learn how to become a Mid City West Community Council (MCWCC) Board candidate,” will provide “the nuts and bolts on the election process” as well as information about the kinds of projects and issues you can work on as an MCWCC board member.

To attend the information session, RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.

You can find out more about the MCWCC and its elections at


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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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