Meetings are the first Thursday of the month

Open Seat


We have an opening for the USC Community Interest Representative. We thank long time Board Member Dr. David Tool for his years of service and wish him well in his retirement. If you are interested, please Apply to be on the Board.

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Comes to Town

It’s official! Welcome to the neighborhood, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. We’re very happy to have you!

For months, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas held the art world in suspense: Would he put his $1-billion Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles or San Francisco?

On Tuesday came the answer.

Lucas’ personal collection of fine and popular art, including ephemera related to his “Star Wars” franchise, will fill a futuristic-looking new museum planned for L.A.’s Exposition Park, which beat out a competing design for Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. The rivalry had pitted the two cities in the competition not only for Lucas’ collection and the tourism it will bring, but also for the thousands of jobs that backers said the project will create.

Lucas has said he will fund the project to the tune of about $1 billion, including building costs, his art and an endowment of at least $400 million. Read the LA Times Article

NANDC Wins Clean Streets Challenge Award


The NANDC Clean Streets Challenge team successfully completed the challenge and has been awarded a grant of $2,500. The team has been invited to attend a special celebration at City Hall on January 14.

Special thanks to Lizzy Hare for preparing the grant and spending much time organizing this for NANDC. Thanks also to Board members Dennis Braggs, Thryreis Mason, David Tool, Julianne Burg, and Lizzy Hare for participating in our NANDC sponsored clean ups. Way to go team!

Our Name

The early Eighth District Empowerment Congress, created by now Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was a community-based education and mobilization program. It has been acknowledged as the model for the Los Angeles citywide neighborhood council system created by the change City Charter.

We still proudly carry the early moniker in our name as the 'Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council'.  Call us NANDC for short!

Our Community

NANDC is located in West Adams, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, with most of its buildings erected between 1880 and 1925. It was once the wealthiest district in the city, with its Victorian mansions and sturdy Craftsman bungalows home to Downtown businessmen and professors and academicians at USC. In the 1990s, three areas of West Adams were designated as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones by the city of Los Angeles, in recognition of their outstanding architectural heritage.