Learn tips for running a successful, low-cost/no-cost campaign for local elected office at an upcoming Neighborhood Council Candidate Info Session, hosted by the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the LA City Clerk’s Elections team.
LA's 99 Neighborhood Councils are the grassroots arm of the City of Los Angeles government. Elections for Neighborhood Councils across the City are happening on a series of 12 regional dates from now through June 2021.
Board members serve their terms in office as volunteers, and are elected by the members of the communities they serve.
At our Neighborhood Council Candidate Info Session, you’ll learn tips for:
- running a successful campaign
- connecting with voters
- advocating for issues you’re passionate about
- writing your personal statements
- filling out your candidate application with the City Clerk
This virtual session will take place on Zoom. Details to join the session online or by phone will be shared in your RSVP confirmation email.
Anyone interested in running for a seat in the 2020/21 Neighborhood Council Elections is welcome to attend, no matter what Neighborhood Council you are running for. However, please note that Neighborhood Council elections happen regionally over a six-month cycle, so your candidate enrollment period may not yet be open (more details in our Elections FAQ below.)
Each info session starts with a general overview of how NC Elections work, how to campaign successfully, and how to apply to run. After a short break, you’ll join breakout groups hosted by some of the Neighborhood Councils whose candidate applications are currently open, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet NC members and find out what it’s like to serve in your community.
If you’re new to Neighborhood Councils, the webinar will give you an overview and introduction; if you’re a current or former member of a Neighborhood Council board or committee, the tips we’ll share on successful outreach will help you in your upcoming elections campaign as well as in your current and future NC work.
Upcoming Candidate Info Session dates:
- Saturday December 5, 2020: 3:00 - 5:00pm (PST)
- Saturday December 12, 2020: 9:00am - 11:00am (PST)
Sign up to attend and see new session dates as they are added, at:
We encourage you to RSVP even if you aren't sure if you can attend, as doing so will put you on the email list to receive important resources and a copy of the presentation after the session.
Spanish translation will be provided. Please email us at empowerLA@LAcity.org 72 hours before the session begins, if you need other accessibility or translation help, so that we may assist you.
Thank you for your interest in serving your community - we look forward to seeing you!
Candidate Info Video
Learn more about what it means to serve on an LA Neighborhood Council at: