The annual Congress of Neighborhoods happens next week on Saturday, September 23rd at LA City Hall!
While the event is free to attend, you’ll get free parking, breakfast, and lunch if you RSVP to the event by visiting: http://NeighborhoodCongress.LA
Please sign up ASAP, to help the caterer get an accurate headcount and ensure there’s enough food for everyone.
The Congress is a day of education and networking that gathers more than 500 Neighborhood Council leaders each year together with local elected officials and staff from City departments and other LA-area agencies. NC members get the opportunity to learn from each other; meet their City Councilmembers and others who represent them; and connect with service providers.
This is the first time the Congress has been held in person since 2019! Neighborhood Council board and committee members, as well as members of the public who are interested in community service and local issues, are all welcome to attend.
EVENT SCHEDULE + WORKSHOPS
The event takes place from 8am – 4:30pm, but you may come and go as you please. See the event schedule here.
More than 20 workshops and panel discussions are being offered this year, in 3 sessions. You can attend any that you like; there are sessions on everything from hot issues like homelessness and housing, to skill-building on topics like leadership or land use issues. The full workshop schedule and descriptions are available here.
Highlights for this year include a keynote speech from Mayor Karen Bass during the opening session in City Council Chambers, which starts at 9am. After the Mayor’s speech, stay for the group photo before you head for your first workshop session!