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West Hills Neighborhood Council

Neighborhood Council Elections

Posted on 01/08/19

West Hills Neighborhood Council

The Office of the City Clerk will hold an election to fill 12 of the 25 seats on the West Hills Neighborhood Council Board of Directors.
Important Dates for the West Hills 2019 NC Election:
     Candidate Filing Period Opens -- February 3
     Candidate Filing Period Closes -- March 5
     Election Day -- May 19
          The election will be held at Shadow Ranch Park,
          22633 Vanowen, West Hills CA 91307 (between Fallbrook and Sale)
          Polls and curbside voting will be available.
          Sorry, there will be no internet or vote by mail option this year.

Information and links for potential candidates:  
CANDIDATE VIDEO -- View a video describing the NC system and what it means to be a candidate CLICK HERE 
CANDIDATE REGISTRATION -- To access the City Clerk Registration Portal CLICK HERE
          Some tips:
          Create a login first, then use it to sign into the portal and fill out your application 
          To avoid your personal email being published publicly, create a custom email for your political business before creating your candidate registration login,                 then use that address for your application and all other Neighborhood Council related business
CANDIDATE WORKSHOPS -- More workshops will be added across the city. for information CLICK HERE

The Department will be conducting a candidate workshop in the Valley on January 19, 2019.
Additional candidate workshops are being booked. 
Saturday, January 19, 10 am - 12 noon
Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., 
Van Nuys, CA 91401
RSVP Link (https://www.eventbrite.com/o/empowerla-11891498859)
At our Neighborhood Council Candidate Workshop, you’ll learn tips for:
  • running a successful campaign
  • connecting with voters
  • advocating for issues you’re passionate about
  • writing your personal statements
You’ll also be able to register as a candidate during the workshop. Some locations will have computers on-site available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please bring your own laptop or tablet, if you have one. Please make sure to RSVP, to make sure we have enough desk and computer space for everyone. Thank you for your interest in serving your community - we look forward to seeing you! 
To learn more about Neighborhood Council elections, please visit http://EmpowerLA.org/elections
RSVP is absolutely required
Most workshops are being held in computer labs, where space is very limited, so please make sure to register. 
All workshops will have a waitlist
Everyone on the list who could not get into a workshop will get a workshop packet, after the first workshops take place on January 5th, so make sure to join the waitlist if the class is full.  
All workshops are open to candidates from any region or NC
including current NC board members, who are encouraged to attend and pick up campaigning tips, and learn how to lead this type of candidate workshop for their NC's own candidates.
More workshops are actively being booked
There will be workshops happening in other parts of the City, which will appear on this calendar as the dates and locations are confirmed. However, we suggest that candidates in areas where registration is already open add themselves to the wait list if the workshop they want is full, to ensure that they get access to the course materials ASAP, in case there is not another class they can attend during their application window. 
The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is offering additional IgniteLA workshops for women candidates where they can discover their leadership styles, practice strengths-based planning, and develop their public speaking and campaigning skills. A few of these workshops are held in the afternoon after the Candidate Workshops listed above; others are at different dates and locations. IgniteLA workshops require a separate RSVP. Visit http://bit.ly/IgniteLAElections to register for an IgniteLA workshop.
Please note that these workshops will have a different focus and teach different material than the Candidate Workshops listed above. For questions and/or more information, please email  [email protected]
Kathleen Quinn
Project Coordinator
"Be humble. Maintain integrity. Work hard."
Department of Neighborhood Empowerment

more updates to come...


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