NHNENC Ready To Roll in 2017

North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council has restructured, retooled and is ready for 2017. Early 2016 we completed the election process and appointments adding five new board members. Partnering with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, we revisited our bylaws and standing rules, completed training, and created a strategic plan to promote participation in government and make government more responsive to our local needs.

Part of our approach was to rebrand ourselves with a newly redesigned website, full of great information about what we are doing and how you can get involved presented in an easy to navigate, visually pleasing website. We have carried the same themes over to our eblasts and Facebook presence.

We are seeking to create stronger relationships with you, our stakeholders and have launched a forum speaker series starting with our first one in November on creating a safer community with Councilmember Paul Krekorian and Deputy City Attorney Diego Edber as our panelists. We are currently working on a forum in February on Homelessness.

Another way we are reaching out to our stakeholders is sponsoring and supporting community events where we make a point to meet attendees and invite them to get involved. We sponsored the summer movies in the park bringing ten movies to parks in North Hollywood. In October we partnered with LAPD Foothill Community Police Station for Operation Copsicle, passing out popsicles to kids at Strathern and Arminta Elementary Schools to build relationships and foster community policing.

We were proud to be part of the Village Family Services Run/Walk, as they serve those in our community who need help getting back on their feet from homelessness, neglect, or trauma. To bring fun to North Hollywood, we helped put on the Valley Plaza Recreation Center’s Halloween Carnival, putting together fun games and contests. And we wrapped up the year with a Holiday in the Oaks event at Valley Plaza Park with entertainment, food and live music. Fun was had by all.

As is our tradition, we are partnering with Upward Bound students from North Hollywood and Poly High schools for a clean up on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and we invite you to join us. Tools and refreshments will be provided on Monday, January 16, 8:30am at LAFD 89, 7063 Laurel Canyon Blvd.

Looking to make an impact in 2017? We are always looking for folks to join our committees and invest in North Hollywood. Sign up for our eblasts and follow us on Facebook, and come to our next meeting on January 19, 6:45pm at LAFD 89. See you there!

NHNENC Hosts Holiday in the Oaks December 10th!

The North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council hosted the Holiday in the Oaks -Holiday Event, Saturday, December 10th. The event, organized by Outreach Vice Chair Judy Harris, was in partnership with the Office of Paul Krekorian, North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council, LA Recreation and Parks, and the Upward Bound Program and North Hollywood High and Polytechnic High Schools. The event featured various acts, food, drinks, and live music was provided by our Council Vice President, Chuck Loring!

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City Councilman Paul Krekorian and more join forum 11/30

We kick off our first of our forum series tackling issues in our community, starting Wednesday, November 30th. Councilman Paul Krekorian, Deputy City Attorney Diego Edber and more will join us in the Arminta Elementary School Auditorium at 7:00pm to discuss a range of topics like gang violence, immigration issues, community policing, and more!

Have a question for our panelists? Send our moderator, Outreach Chair Drexel Heard your question or topic of interest and we’ll make sure to add it to our list of questions! Email all questions to dheard@nhnenc.org by Monday, November 28th!

NHNENC Co-Sponsors Valley Halloween Carnival

NoHo North East and NoHo West co-sponsored the Valley Plaza Recreation Center’s 2016 Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 29th. Recreational Center Coordinator, Brenda Shaw and her team did a phenomenal job of putting together games like Graveyard Jenga, Ghost Toss, Chocolate Eating contests, costume contests and more! Council Vice President, Chuck Loring, Outreach Chair Drexel Heard, Judy Harris, and Eric Freedner joined the recreational team to hand jive and shake through the ‘Grease’ themed event!

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Remembering Florence Dorick

NHNENC honors the memory of our long time Board Member Florence Dorick who passed on May 29, 2016. She served our Board and community with a generous heart and a cheerful spirit. She created a sense of home in North Hollywood with our NHNENC banners and always took the lead in providing hospitality at our meetings and events, coordinating the food and greeting guests. “She was the living heart of our Council, the sweetest part,” reminisced NHNENC President Ernie Moscoso.

She championed efforts for the homeless, working with the Hope of the Valley Mission and encouraging others to support the Misison. She worked tirelessly on the Whitsett Slope Beautification project and ably represented us by speaking at the Dedication Ceremony and was a member of our delegation at City Hall to accept our achievement certification. She will be missed by us all.

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