Krekorian’s SFV Youth Leadership
Academy Accepting Applications

Councilmember Krekorian is proud to announce the launch of his new civic engagement program for high school students interested in local government, the San Fernando Valley Youth Leadership Academy. The seven-week course is a summer leadership development program for high school students that will train and cultivate the next generation of young leaders in our community.

During the course, students will learn about the role of city government and participate in fun, practical projects that directly impact the San Fernando Valley on issues such as youth education and empowerment, homelessness and social services, sustainability and environmental protection, emergency response and preparedness, city planning and more. They will get an up-close look at a career in public service.

The youth leadership academy is open to all high school students who live in the portions of the San Fernando Valley in the City of Los Angeles. If you are thoughtful, responsible and inquisitive about the functions and purpose of our city government, the youth leadership academy is for you.

To apply for the San Fernando Valley Youth Leadership Academy, visit

NCVV Bylaws Amendment to At Large seats

The Board of Neighborhood Council Valley Village has proposed bylaw changes that will expand participation for community interest stakeholders.

Historically the participation of community interest stakeholders has been limited to running for and voting on the At Large B seat. 

The Board has proposed a set of amendments that expand participation for community interest stakeholders, making  both the At Large A and At Large B seats open to community interest stakeholders who choose to run for a Board seat, and to community interest stakeholders who wish to vote in NCVV’s election.  This action will ensure that every election cycle a community interest seat is open to all who wish to be part of the bi-annual election. 

All other seats would remain as they currently are assigned, open to stakeholders who live, work or own real property in Valley Village. 

To read the proposed bylaw changes click here.  If you have questions email us at


New Board Seated, Officers Elected

Seven newly elected directors were seated at the April 27 meeting of the NCVV Board.  Re-elected Board members Paulette Stokes and Suzanne Lewis (Renter seats), Dale Liebowitz-Neglia (At Large seat) and Jeff Walker (Homeowner seat) were joined by returning Board member Dorothy Apple (Business seat) and newly elected members Lisa Miller (Education seat) and Glenn Block (Homeowner seat).

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager Grayce Liu administered the oath of office and then conducted a training session for all 15 NCVV Board members.  Under the direction of NCVV Parliamentarian Stuart Simen, the board also elected officers for the next two years – Steven Stokes Treasurer, Dale Liebowitz-Neglia Secretary, Ginny Hatfield Vice President and Tony Braswell President.

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NCVV Board Meeting, April 27th, 6:30pm

April NCVV Board Meeting:  Join your neighbors for this month’s meeting, to be held April 27 at Faith Presbyterian Church, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Seven newly elected members will be sworn into office on Wednesday night by Grayce Liu, General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.  Light refreshments will be served. Click here to see the April agenda.

Faire of the Ages

Support Walter Reed School and the environment!  Join NCVV Board members at Faire of the Ages, the annual benefit for Walter Reed Middle School on April 29 and April 30 (click here).

As part of our Earth Day celebration NCVV will sponsor a shredding event at the school on April 30, 10 am to 12 noon.  Don’t throw your personal papers away, bring them to the Faire and have them shredded professionally, on site.  One box per person please.

Local Officials Step Up Patrol at Laurel Canyon & Chandler Intersection

After the senseless killing of the owner of the Laurel Canyon 7-11, officers from LAPD and LA County Sheriff’s department have increased their presence in the area around the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Chandler Boulevard. 

The added visibility of law enforcement is focused on ensuring safety of residents as well as patrons of the business and those who use the Orange Line.  If you see any activity that is suspicious, please report it immediately by calling either of these numbers:   Sgt. Lopez, 818/652-6690 for LA County Sheriff (Metro) or 818/623-4016 for the North Hollywood Police Station.

Your opportunity to have a say in the LA Metro Plan

Metro Board of Directors is holding public forums across Los Angeles County this month to get public input on its Draft Expenditure Plan (The Plan). Six (6) public forums are planned, and another will be held online. This is YOUR opportunity to have a say in the LA Metro Plan.

The Plan outlines how Metro will plan, build, operate, and fund the growing transportation system over the next 40 years to accommodate the additional 2.4 million people and 1.4 million new jobs that are projected for Los Angeles County over the same period.

So tell Metro your thoughts and share your comments by going to one of LA Metro’s public forums. Find below the public forum(s) you would like to attend:

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The 2016 election for NCVV’s Board of Directors was held Thursday, April 7 at Faith Presbyterian Church.  There were 16 candidates for 7 seats including representatives for homeowners, renters, a business and an education seat, and an at-large seat.

Over 300 stakeholders voted, and seven new Board members were elected.  Returning to the NCVV Board are Suzanne Lewis (renter), Dale Liebowitz-Neglia (at large), Paulette Stokes (renter), and Jeff Walker (homeowner).  Long time Board member Dorothy Apple was re-elected to a new term and will serve as a Business representative.  Also elected and new to the Board are Lisa Miller (education) and Glenn Block (homeowner).

The new Board will be sworn-in at the next NCVV Board meeting on April 27Click here to see the full election results.



The 2016 NCVV Board election is just two days away.  Join your neighbors and help elect the new Board for Neighborhood Council Valley Village.  The polling location is Faith Presbyterian Church, 5000 Colfax Avenue.  You can vote any time between 4pm and 8pm on Thursday, April 7.  Bring your family and enjoy entertainment and food trucks.  Eligible voters include anyone who lives, works or owns real property in Valley Village, or declares and affirms a stake in our community.  Don’t forget to bring ID so that you can register onsite.


JOIN US THURSDAY, APRIL 7th ~ 4pm to 8pm


JOIN US THURSDAY, APRIL 7th ~ 4pm to 8pm
Faith Presbyterian Church  5000 Colfax Avenue

Come Vote, Eat and Meet Your Neighbors!


Lobos Food truck featuring creative takes on American comfort food such as burgers, fries & mac ’n’ cheese, chicken, salads and more!menu/c24tf

The Tackle Box is taking terrific taste to the streets of Southern California, with a selection of stupendous seafood, sandwiches, po boys, shrimp, lobster and more

Dreamy Creations is a Cafe-style bakery; features festive cupcakes with a variety of flavors & gluten-free & vegan options