About Us

The North Area Neighborhood Development Council (NANDC ) is a self-governed, self-directed and independent organization empowered by the Los Angeles City Charter. This charter offers neighborhood councils a role in the City’s decision-making process. We as citizens are given the opportunity and obligation to stay involved with developments in our area that affect us.  Come get involved!  After all, it’s your community!

We promote public participation in city governance and decision making processes, to make government more responsive to our local needs and requests,  creating more opportunities to build partnerships with government and private entities to create more opportunities for our neighborhood.

View our Bylaws (as of September 2015)
View our Standing Rules
Strategic Plan 2016-2017
2016-2017 Budget

Come to a meeting! We meet First Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Hebrew Union College, 3077 University Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

What is the Purpose of the Council?

The purpose of this Council is to work with elected officials to improve the quality of life in communities within the Neighborhood Development Council boundaries. The Governing Body and stakeholders identify community concerns, and work with City officials to identify resources to address issues and develop solutions. The mission of the Neighborhood Development Council is to:
(A) Engage residents in efforts to create safer and healthier environments;
(B) Educate constituents to make more informed decisions regarding the condition of their neighborhoods; and
(C) Empower stakeholders to effect positive change in their communities.

Our Board

Our board consists of 15 volunteer board members. Ten of the board members are elected for two year terms. Elected members include the President, Vice President, Secretary, two representatives from each of our three areas, and one at-large representative. View Area Descriptions. Appointed positions include the Treasurer, two at-large representatives, and two community interest positions: a USC Representative and Business Representative.

View board member bios.

What is a Stakeholder?

The following is the Neighborhood Council’s definition of stakeholder: Neighborhood Council membership is open to all Stakeholders. “Stakeholders” shall be defined as those who live, work, or own property in the neighborhood or to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it. In addition, stakeholders are those persons who own a business within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries or own real estate property within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries or attends school within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries or attends a religious organization within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries.

How can I get involved?

Anyone who is a stakeholder can get involved!

Opportunities include:

Come to a meeting! We meet First Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Hebrew Union College, 3077 University Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

Join a committee

Contact a board member

Contact other elected representatives

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Our mailing address is:
PO Box 18769
Los Angeles, CA 90018

What are the Council’s Boundaries?

North: 10 Freeway
South: Martin Luther King Boulevard
East: 110 Freeway
West: Arlington Avenue between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard and Western Avenue, between Martin Luther King Boulevard and the 10 Freeway

View the boundary map

The Council’s boundaries are further broken into three areas, with two elected representatives for each.

Area 1:
Starting at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Western Avenue, head north on Western Avenue to the 10 Freeway. East on the 10 Freeway to Toberman Street. Southwest on Toberman Street to West Adams Boulevard. West on West Adams Boulevard to Vermont Avenue. South on Vermont Avenue to Jefferson Boulevard. West on Jefferson Boulevard to starting point.

Area 2:
Starting at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Arlington Avenue, head north on Arlington Avenue to Jefferson Boulevard. East on Jefferson Boulevard to Normandie Avenue. South on Normandie Avenue to Exposition Boulevard. East on Exposition Boulevard to the 110 Freeway. South on the 110 Freeway to Martin Luther King Boulevard. West on Martin Luther King Boulevard to starting point.

Area 3:
Starting at the corner of Exposition Boulevard and Normandie Avenue, head north on Normandie Avenue to Jefferson Boulevard. East on Jefferson Boulevard to Vermont Avenue. North on Vermont Avenue to West Adams Boulevard. East on West Adams Street to Toberman Street. Northeast on Toberman Street to the 10 Freeway. East on the 10 Freeway to the 110 Freeway going south. 110 Freeway south exit going west on Exposition Boulevard. Exposition Boulevard to starting point.


Supported with a moderate amount of City tax-payer money, Neighborhood Councils have approximately $42,000 yearly to spend at their discretion. Typical areas of expenditure include outreach and administrative support for NANDC, youth and school support, neighborhood improvement projects, community-based events and activities, emergency preparedness, and park and landscape beautification. Organizations seeking support should complete the Application for Neighborhood Purposes Grant and submit it for consideration to Board@NANDC.org.

Please plan ahead, it can take 2-3 months or more to approve and process a funding request before payment is sent. The Board can only discuss and vote on items on the agenda, so completed Neighborhood Purposes Grant requests must be received at least a week prior to the next Executive Committee meeting to be considered for the agenda.

Neighborhood Council Funding System Dashboard

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.