Welcome to The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council website. Your interest shows a commitment to your neighborhood and your city. Our regular Board Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ebell of Los Angeles (743 S. Lucerne; SW corner of Wilshire & Lucerne). Land Use Committee meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., in the Assembly Room of the Wilshire United Methodist Church (4350 Wilshire Blvd.; SW corner of Wilshire & Plymouth). The next Transportation Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, August 28, at 6:30 p.m., in the Library of the Wilshire United Methodist Church (address above), and the Outreach Committee meets at 9:00 a.m. on the last Saturday of each month, at the Bricks & Scones cafe, 403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
All meetings are open to the public. If you have an item you would like placed on a meeting agenda, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (424) 901-1409, at least two weeks before the meeting. Meeting agendas are posted on this site and around the Greater Wilshire community at least 72 business hours before our meetings.
Owen Smith, President
Who will our next city council member be?
Come meet the Candidates for the 4th City Council District seat at a Wilshire Boulevard Candidate Forum - co-sponsored by the GWNC and the Mid-City West Community Council - on Sunday, February 8, 11 a.m. at John Burroughs Middle School, 600 S. McCadden Pl.
All 14 candidates have been invited and are expected to attend.
If you have questions for the candidates, please submit them before the event to
Please plan to join us for this informative event!
Last call for GWNC funding! If you're involved with a 501[c]3 non-profit organization or public school, and are looking for project funding, now's the time - our deadline for 2014-15 Neighborhood Purpose Grant applications is January 15. If you have a project that might qualify, please see our GWNC funding guidelines at http://www.greaterwilshire.org/site/files/guidelines100611.pdf and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment's guidelines and application form at http://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NeighborhoodPurposesGrant-application-Nov2012.pdf Please send completed applications, and/or any questions about the funding or application process, to email@example.com (Please note that available funding is limited and average awards are in the $500-$1,500 range. Applications for the current fiscal year will NOT be accepted after January 15.)
On Wednesday, January 21, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer will host a Town Hall meeting to introduce Steve Houchin, the new Neighborhood Prosecutor for the Olympic Division area (including GWNC communities Country Club Heights, Wilshire Park, Larchmont, and Windsor Square). The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Huffington Center at Saint Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave. Neighborhood prosecutors can be of great help in solving problems with community nuisances of many types. Please pass the word, and attend the meeting to learn more! (Mr. Houchin will also introduce himself at next week's GWNC meeting, on Wednesday, January 14.)
Do you have a community project that needs funding? The GWNC has a limited amount of funding available to public schools and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations for education, beautification and other neighborhood-serving projects in our area (average awards are in the $500-$1,500 range). Please see our funding guidelines at http://www.greaterwilshire.org/site/files/guidelines100611.pdf and the application materials and city guidelines at http://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NeighborhoodPurposesGrant-application-Nov2012.pdf The application deadline is January 15; awards are announced in March. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday, October, please join the GWNC for a tour of Western Ave., one of the city's new Great Streets.
While the sidewalks and trees have seen better days, this multifaceted neighborhood has all the bones of a great street: a rich architectural heritage, an active arts community, countless family businesses and a mosaic of cultures spanning the globe.
Join us for a brief (90 minute) walking tour of Western Avenue between Third and Melrose. We'll explore local businesses and share our visions for Western.
For details and RSVPs, please see http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Join-us-for-a-tour-of-our-Great-Street--Western-Avenue.html?soid=1118781903072&aid=ZZBuEtpQqjg