Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Youth Representative Lillian Macias has been appointed to the Mayor’s Youth Council.
The Mayor’s Youth Council is a leadership development program for Los Angeles high school students to promote civic engagement and inspire the next generation of civic leaders. The Youth Council empowers members to advocate for causes relevant to Angeleno youth by giving them a voice in City Hall.
Congratulations to Lillian for being chosen to represent Van Nuys!
The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council currently has open seats. We have openings for:
- Resident Zone 2 (area bounded by the railroad tracks north of Saticoy Street, Tujunga Wash, Sherman Way, Woodman Avenue, Vanowen Street and Van Nuys Boulevard)
- Non Profit Representative (member of a community-based organization or service club that is located within the VNNC boundaries)
- School Representative (employee of a school that is located within the VNNC boundaries or that services the VNNC boundaries)
- Commercial Representative (owners or employees of a “Commercial business” property zoned CR, C1, C1.5, C2, C4, and C 5)
- At Large Industrial Representative (owners or employees of an “Industrial business” property zoned CM, MR1, M1, MR2, M2 and M3)
View our Boundary Map to see if you qualify for Resident Zone 2.
Please complete the VNNC Boardmember Application and email it to the VNNC President Mike.Browning@vnnc.org.
There are few things more important than the future of public education in Los Angeles. We have a unique opportunity to weigh in as the Board of Education chooses the next Superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program – Helping people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. Find out more: https://getemergencybroadband.org/
The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is proud to approve a Neighborhood Purposes Grant to lend a helping hand to Hope of the Valley for their work with formerly homeless persons who are preparing to make a transition to stable housing. The grant will help the agency pay for specific items that will help individuals overcome barriers to finding a job and obtaining housing (such as paying a fee for a driver’s license or credit check).
The grant will benefit residents of A Bridge Home in Van Nuys, which is located at 7700 Van Nuys Blvd near the Amtrak Station. This City-sponsored shelter (see photo above), which opened in August 2020 and is operated by Hope of the Valley, provides a full array of homeless services including meals, bedroom cubicles, showers, dog kennels/dog run, mental and physical health services, job training, substance abuse counseling and much more. It is intended as a one stop location to help persons who are ready to accept temporary housing work to rebuild their lives.
Hope of the Valley is a non profit relying on donations, thrift store donations & sales and community volunteers. Find out how you can get involved: