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Job Opening - GWNC Administrator/Coordinator

Submitted by lizfuller on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 09:44.

Job Opening - GWNC Administrator/Coordinator

The GWNC is looking for a new Administrator (10-20 hours per week) to coordinate and support the work of its Board and Committees (Land Use, Outreach, Transportation, etc.). This is a part-time position, but extremely important to the overall organization and smooth operation of the Council.

Responsibilities Include:
Issue tracking
Meeting preparation and coordination
Scheduling and agenda writing
Inter- and intra-organizational communications
Brown Act and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) Compliance
Outreach coordination and social media presence
Finance and budget assistance
Event planning and coordination
...and other duties as necessary.

Excellent communications and organizational skills
Ability to see the big picture and small details at the same time
Comfort with numbers and basic accounting/budgeting
Proficiency with common office software (Word, Excel, Acrobat, Google Docs, etc.)
Proficiency with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Next Door, Instagram, etc.) and other electronic communications (mailing lists, basic website postings, etc.)
Familiarity with the Greater Wilshire area and its issues
Familiarity with City government and the Neighborhood Council system
Ability to multi-task, work independently and take initiative
Flexible hours, but must be available for regularly-scheduled evening meetings several times per month, plus one Saturday morning



Join Us for the Re-Opening of Harold Henry Park on June 3

Submitted by lizfuller on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 08:22.

John Burroughs Middle School Modernization Scoping Meeting

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:16.

Parents, neighbors and stakeholders of John Burroughs Middle School are invited to a Project-Planning Community Meeting on the proposed modernization of the school facility:

John Burroughs Middle School
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
6:00 PM
Multi-Purpose Room
600 South McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Come learn and participate in this next phase of the District-Wide Facilities Bond Program:

Approximately $1 Billion in Comprehensive Modernization Projects.

The LAUSD Board of Education has identified Burroughs Middle School to be one of the initial 11 new comprehensive modernization projects.

Be part of the planning process for this major investment!

Provide your input in the development of the project!

District Staff will review priority needs for facilities at Burroughs Middle School, and provide anticipated timelines and next steps.

Everyone is welcome!

THIS THURSDAY - NC-Sponsored CD4 Candidate Forum

Submitted by lizfuller on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 14:27.

Don't forget - this Thursday, April 30, you'll have another great chance to see our two City Council District 4 candidates in conversation before the May 19 election. The event will be held at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn, starting at 6 p.m. More details below.

CD4 Candidate Quesionnaires

Submitted by lizfuller on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 19:42.

A while back, we asked our CD4 candidates to respond to several questions about major issues affecting the Greater Wilshire area.

So far, we have received a response from Carolyn Ramsay. David Ryu's responses will be posted when we receive them.

Come tour the Sycamore Square Neighborhood with GWNC

Submitted by lizfuller on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:32.

On Sunday, February 22, GWNC Administrator Elizabeth Fuller will lead a free, one-hour walking tour of her Sycamore Square neighborhood (GWNC's Area 11). The tour is open to everyone who would like to learn more about the "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" development of the area, including both commercial and residential areas. Please join us to learn more about this lovely and diverse neighborhood - we'll meet at the NE corner of Sycamore and Olympic (the front lawn of Wilshire Crest School) at 2 p.m. Please join us!

Video and Photos from Wilshire Corridor CD4 Candidate Forum

Submitted by lizfuller on Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:52.

If you missed our Wilshire Corridor CD4 Candidate Forum on Sunday, February 8 (or just want to review what you saw in person), you can watch the video (courtesy of our friends at John Burroughs Middle School) at We also have still photos at

The election is March 3 - now's a great time to get to know your candidates!

Wilshire Area Neighborhood Councils Host CD4 Candidates Forum Sunday, Feb 8

Submitted by lizfuller on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:36.

Phil Shuman, FOX Channel 11 reporter, will moderate a candidates forum featuring 13 of the candidates running for District 4 of Los Angeles City Council.   The forum is hosted by the Mid City West Community Council (MCWCC) and Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) and will take place on February 8th from 11- 1 p.m. at John Burroughs Middle School, 600 S McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005.

Questions solicited from local residents and neighborhood associations cover city finances, transportation, historic preservation of neighborhoods, development, affordable housing, and sustainability. 

Phil Shuman is an investigative reporter with FOX 11 News and has been covering Los Angeles politics since 1983.  He has previously reported for KNBC, “LA In Focus,” “Your Council District Close Up” and Sherman Oaks - Studio City News.  He’s also taught at LAUSD schools and has been a guest lecturer at the USC Wallis Annenberg School of Journalism. 

Mid City West Community Council and Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council were both formed in 1998 as part of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council system. MCWCC represents the area east of Beverly Hills to La Brea Avenue and South of West Hollywood to San Vicente Boulevard. GWNC represents the area east of La Brea Avenue to Western Avenue, with the northern border being Willoughby and the Southern border being Olympic. Each council holds their own monthly meetings which are always open to the public. Check their websites for meeting times and agendas.

 “The Wilshire Corridor has always been the geographical center of the city and now we find ourselves at the center of a lot of issues facing the city as a whole,” said Scott Epstein, chair of Mid City West Community Council.  “With the new subway station at Wilshire & La Brea, transportation and development are issues that need input from the whole community.”  

City Council District 4 Candidate Forum - Sunday, Feburary 8, 11 a.m.

Submitted by lizfuller on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:55.

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!

GWNC Grant Application Deadline is January 15 -- Apply today!

Submitted by lizfuller on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:20.

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 and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment's guidelines and application form at Please send completed applications, and/or any questions about the funding or application process, to (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.)

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