About Us

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.  We work with stakeholders to make a difference in the community with such projects as I Hablo U, the Pet Park Project, and the Community Involvement Program.

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View our Bylaws as of March 2014

Come to a Meeting!

We meet First Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 3916 S Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90062, (Western Avenue at 39th Place.)

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.

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

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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.

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.