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Need Pothole Repairs? | March 28, 2017

The Bureau of Street Services scheduled a Small Asphalt Repairs (SAR) truck for the Empowerment Congress North Neighborhood Council District to perform small asphalt repairs on ​May 3. Please forward your requests for consideration to  by April 24.

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Sign Up For Free Emergency Alerts | March 21, 2017

The Emergency Management Department encourages you to sign up to receive free emergency alerts from the City’s NotifyLA program.

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NANDC Sponsors Spring Into Wellness | February 16, 2017

As part of our outreach efforts, NANDC has partnered with the Council District 8 to host “Spring into Wellness.” This free community event is designed to raise public awareness of local resources dedicated to health & wellness, civic engagement, and financial literacy. For exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact

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Cristo del Arbol De la Calle 22 | February 14, 2017

On February 5, NANDC participated in the festivities at the annual festival of the Cristo del Arbol de la Calle 22. NANDC was one of this year’s sponsors of this annual event, which included a procession and Aztec, Folkloric and Pre-Columbian dances, as well as delicious food!

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NANDC Speaks Out for Neighborhoods On Community Plans | February 7, 2017

NANDC recently carefully reviewed the South and Southeast Community Plans over the course of three months, five committee and two board meetings and submitted a letter of comments and concerns to City Planning with our findings. The overall finding is that there are many positive concepts embraced in the draft South and Southeast Community Plans, but
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NANDC Thanks Dr. Tool | February 1, 2017

At our Policy Committee meeting on January 24, we thanked Dr. David Tool for his years of service to the community and NANDC. He received a commendation from the City of Los Angeles in appreciation for his service. We will miss him as he moves to be closer to his family. Well done, Dr. Tool!

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NANDC Invites You This Weekend To: | January 25, 2017

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New Meeting Location | January 24, 2017

Beginning Thursday, February 2, 2017, our general monthly Board meetings will be at Hebrew Union College, 3077 University Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007. This will give us and our stakeholders a better venue overall; accessibility, parking, space, acoustics, etc. And the college does not close till 10 PM.

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NANDC Stands Out in 2017 | January 20, 2017

NANDC was pleased to be honored at the Clean Streets LA Award Ceremony this January 2017. NANDC received a $2,500 grant. Pictured: Albizael Del Valle, Field Deputy for Councilmember Harris-Dawson, Lizzy Hare, Area 1 Representative, Adrienne Kuhre, President

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NANDC Proud to Participate in MLK Freedom Festival | January 20, 2017

      NANDC was on hand for the 2017 MLK Freedom Festival greeting attendees and telling them about how to get involved!

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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.