Meetings are the first Thursday of the month

NANDC Partners with CleanStreetsLA


The new Board is getting started by joining forces with CleanStreetsLA, a city-wide effort to clean up our neighborhoods with new trash cans, additional sanitation crews, cracking down on illegal dumping, street by street monitoring, and partnering with us and other nonprofit partners. During our August 4, 2016 meeting we discussed opportunities and ideas for our community. Lizzy Hare, Area 1 Representative is leading the charge in partnering with a grassroots neighborhood group, TrashForce on CleanStreetsLA and will chair the Beautification Committee. Please contact her to get on board and help!

New Board Under Way


At our August 4, 2016 meeting we filled all our vacant seats and now have a full Board. We welcome community members to be active in our committees. Please come to our meetings and get to know our Board Members.

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.