Category Archives: Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC)

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Vote in VNNC Elections

Come vote in our Elections May 16, 2-8pm at the Van Nuys State Office Building, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd.

Certified Candidate List

Candidate Photos and Statements

The seats up for election represents half the council seats. Each seat has a four year term.

At-Large Industrial Business Owner or Employee Representative Seat 2

  • Jennifer Febre
  • George Christopher Thomas

At Large Representative

  • Emmet Flores
  • Thela Thatch
  • Ella Undzhyan
  • Samuel Apikyan

At Large Resident Representative Seat 2

  • Maria Skelton
  • Josue Chavez
  • Jeffrey C. Lynn
  • Ashley Nicole Martinez
  • Robinson O’Brien-Bours

At Large Residential Renter Representative Seat 2

  • Kathy Schreiner
  • Ivan Robles

Non-Profit Community Based Organization or Service Club Representative Seat 2

  • Jeanette Hopp
  • Sandy Moichelle Moreno
  • Sam Woolf

Resident Representative Zone 2

  • Rachel Reillly Villegas

Resident Representative Zone 4

  • Jason Correa
  • Otis Hopson
  • Maegan Pearson

Who can vote?

Every Vote Matters

All community stakeholders who are 16 or older at the time of the election can vote.

“Stakeholders” shall be defined as those who live, work or own real property in the neighborhood and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest Stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Boundaries

VNNC Boundary Map

Backyard Home

Get a Backyard Home!

From LA-Más: We are excited to share that the Backyard Homes Project – an affordable accessory dwelling unit (ADU) pilot program has launched. LA-Más and our collective of non-profit partners – Genesis LA, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Restore Neighborhoods LA (RNLA), LA Family Housing, St. Joseph Center, and Housing Rights Center – are pleased to announce the launch of LA’s newest incentive program for LA homeowners!

This incentive program offers homeowners a “one-stop-shop” for financing, designing, permitting, and constructing a new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in the City of Los Angeles. We aspire to have ADUs be remarkably designed, affordably constructed, and creatively financed. The process of being a Section 8 landlord will be easy and supported.

Application Requirements

  • Homeowners are eligible to apply if they meet the following requirements:
  • Agree to house a Section 8 voucher holder in their new ADU for a minimum of 5 years
    Own a property in a single-family residential area located within the City of LA

Find out more on their website

Backyard homes

Van Nuys NC April 10, 2019

Board Members Commended for Service

At our meeting on April 10, 2019 each member received a City Certificate thanking them for  their service to the community.

VNNC President George Thomas celebrated, “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, please allow me to present to you the #1 Council in Los Angeles. Look at us, we did it. There are 99 councils in Los Angeles, and we are #1. It was not easy. Not by a long shot. But the certificates are nice, and it is the only time during the council meetings when people are smiling, if only for a second. #1 and just getting started.”

Be an LAPD Volunteer

LAPD Chief Moore has made it his goal to expand the capabilities of the LAPD by growing the number of community volunteers. You can make a difference in reducing crime by volunteering with the LAPD. Through your service, officers are freed up to be on patrol and more. Find out what you can do!

As a volunteer, here are some of the available opportunities:

• Community members on patrol
• Clerical and administrative support
• Detective support
• Impacting youth through mentorship & tutoring
• Promoting safety with business communities
• And a variety of other important functions

Contact Van Nuys CRO Unit (818) 374-5420 or (email)

Volunteer for the LAPD

You Can Run for a Seat on the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council will hold elections on May 16, 2019 for the following seats:

Resident Representative Zone 2 & 4
Resident Representative Zone 4
At-Large Resident Representative Seat 2
At-Large Resident Renter Representative Seat 2
At-Large Industrial Business Owner or Employee Representative Seat 2
At-Large Commercial Business Owner or Employee Representative Seat 2 & 4
Non-Profit Community Based Organization or Service Club Representative Seat 2
School Representative
At-Large Representatives

This represents half the council seats. Each seat has a four year term.

VNNC Celebrates 15 years

Now is the time to consider running for a seat. We are excited to welcome prospective members to run for a seat. Candidates should have a passion for making a difference in Van Nuys, time to attend our monthly meetings and at least one committee meeting a month. Our goal is to be the Number 1 Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles and we invite you to join us!

Everything you need to know about Neighborhood Council service is packed into a brief 3-1/2  minute What It Means To Be A Candidate Video.

Who can run?

You can! People, 16 years old, who live, work, own property, or declare a substantial and ongoing Community Interest in our neighborhood can run for a seat. Sign up on the Candidate Registration Portal starting January 31, 2019. Or complete this Application in Spanish.

Learn more with the Neighborhood Council Candidate Information Guide.

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Boundaries

VNNC Boundary Map

View larger VNNC Boundary Map

You may be interested in reading the VNNC Bylaws of August 1, 2018

Who can vote?

All community stakeholders who are 16 or older at the time of the election can vote

Election timeline

Candidate Filing Period: January 31-March 4, 2019
Candidate Information Session: February 20, 2019
Certified Candidate List Available: March 15, 2019
Election: May 16, 2019

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