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New Year! New Logo!
Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Is Seeking A New Graphic Logo

Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is a member of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE).
In June, 1999, the voters of Los Angeles approved a new City Charter which created the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE). Its purpose is to promote more citizen participation in government and to make government more responsive to local needs through a citywide network of neighborhood councils.

It’s time to define who we are today through our visual branding. With a mission of inspiring more citizen participation in government and making government more responsive to local needs through a citywide network of neighborhood councils, we need a new logo for our publications, posters, business cards and giveaways. Our existing logo does not tell our current story. After 15 years of operation, we have done the challenging work to create a new strategic focus and interpretive future plan. We now need to define ourselves within our community through a new visual identity that is relevant to our mission and community!

We have palm trees and cacti. Book worms and night owls. We are diverse and local. Edgy and classic. Silver Lake is a distinct neighborhood in the center of Los Angeles with a unique history and even more exciting future.

5:00 pm, February  16, 2015.

A special jury of Los Angeles designers will select the top five designs to be voted by the Board. Finalists will be showcased on www.silverlakenc.org.

Please submit your entries to: outreach@silverlakenc.org

Participants must submit their information (see #5 in Ground Rules) and design(s) in the proper format (#’s 8, 9 & 10 in Ground Rules).

Please contact Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Outreach Committee Co-Chair Christine Kantner at Christine.kantner@silverlakenc.org or 323-804-6885.


  1. Design of a logo for Silver Lake Neighborhood Council which includes the text “Silver Lake Neighborhood Council” and visual graphics appropriate to the logo.
  2. The OPEN CALL is open to any person residing in Los Angeles County; you do not have to be a current Silver Lake resident.
  3. Participation is free.
  4. No more than one (2) designs per person during the submission time frame.
  5. Participants must submit in PDF format:
    (a) One cover sheet which includes the following information with their submission(s): full name, address, phone, email, website (if applicable). If participant is under 18, please include the name and phone of parent or guardian.(b) One single PDF sheet / spread of the logo design (min. 150 dpi) and 100-150 word statement of design. Only one logo is permitted per sheet.(c) One additional PDF sheet is permitted for designers to include examples or suggestions of various applications of the logo (in newsprint, websites, letterheads, business cards etc).
  6. Design(s) and application can be submitted until February 16, 2015, 5:00 pm.
  7. Your design must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material or intellectual property. If your design infringes upon another’s copyright or license, it will be disqualified. City shall not be liable for any third party claims, actions, judgments, costs or damages of any type associated with the submitted artwork that result from any infringement upon the intellectual property of any third party.
  8. The top five designs will be announced on Silverlakenc.org by March 15, 2015. Voting for the top five designs will be done by a Selected Jury of Designers, Artists and Creative Practitioners. Vote of the final design will be done by a select committee of local designers:
    – Jenna Didier, Artist and Founding Director, M&A;
    – Jonathan Crisman, Project Director, UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative;
    – Yuji Sakuma, Senior Art Director at HUGE;
    – Mimi Zeiger, Architectural Critic and President of LA Forum for Architecture and Urbanism
  9. The winners will be notified by email by March 15, 2015.
  10. The City of Los Angeles retains the copyright to all artwork submitted under this 2015 Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Open Call for Logo. The City of Los Angeles shall have all and exclusive rights of ownership, possession, and enjoyment of submitted artwork, which shall be single-edition. The City of Los Angeles has sole and exclusive discretion in the use, non-use, and enjoyment of the physical element of the artwork, subject to any legal restrictions. Notwithstanding, the by submitting artwork under this 2015 Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Open Call for Logo. , the artist hereby agrees to waive any and all moral rights under the Visual Artists’ Rights Act and/or the California Artists’ Rights Act.
  11. Design(s) created by minors must be approved and permitted to be entered into this contest with minor’s parent(s)/ guardian(s) consent.
  12. By entering the competition, you agree to abide by all contest rules.

Questions or comments, please contact: outreach@silverlakenc.org.




In June, 1999, the voters of Los Angeles approved a new City Charter which created the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE). Its purpose is to promote more citizen participation in government and to make government more responsive to local needs through a citywide network of neighborhood councils. Each council is responsible for representing the diverse interests of its “Stakeholders.”



In Silver Lake, a stakeholder is anyone who lives, works, owns property, or owns or operates a business within the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council boundaries; or who is a member of a community group, school, or religious institution in the community; or who works for an adjacent school or religious institution, which serves the community. To serve on the Governing Board of the SLNC, or to vote in Boardmember elections, stakeholders must be at least 14 years of age and fill out a stakeholder registration.


North: LA River/Riverside Terrace –
South: Clifford/Mayberry/101 Fwy
East: 2 Fwy/Glendale/Coronado/Waterloo –
West: Hoover/Myra/Hyperion

Silver Lake Neighborhood Council was certified by the City in February, 2003. We elected our first 21-member Governing Board in September of that year.  Boardmember elections are held each year in September.  Members are elected to a two-year term. Any stakeholder 14 years of age or older is eligible to run for a seat on the Governing Board.

To get involved, we encourage you to attend and participate in our meetings of the Board and all committees. Much help is needed in all areas. To call attention to a community problem or suggest something for our agenda please visit the Contact page.


SLNC Bylaws are the rules that are adopted by this organization for the government of our members and the regulation of our affairs. Read and download our bylaws.

Submit a motion, and/or download a Neighborhood Purposes Grant Application.

Our Meeting Agendas, and News are now sharable via Twitter and Facebook, so please feel free to spread the word about our events and meetings.


Declaración de Misión

El Consejo Vecinal de Silver Lake Consejo trabajará para honrar la diversidad, construir la comunidad, establecer lazos con las comunidades de vecinos, y promover la participación en el gobierno de la ciudad y la toma de decisiones para mejorar la calidad de vida de todos los sectores interesados de Silver Lake.

¿Qué es un Consejo Vecinal?

En junio de 1999, los votantes de Los Ángeles aprobaron una nueva Constitución de la Ciudad que creó el Departamento de Fortalecimiento de Vecindarios (DONE). Su propósito es promover una mayor participación ciudadana en el gobierno y para hacer al gobierno más sensible a las necesidades locales a través de una red en toda la ciudad de los consejos de barrio. Cada Consejo es responsable de representar los diversos intereses de sus “partes interesadas”.


En Silver Lake, un “stakeholder” es alguien que vive, trabaja, tiene una propiedad, o es dueño u opera un negocio dentro de los límites del Consejo Vecinal de Silver Lake, o que sea miembro de un grupo de la comunidad, la escuela o institución religiosa en la comunidad, o que trabaja para una escuela adyacente o institución religiosa, que sirve a la comunidad. Para formar parte del Consejo de Administración de la SLNC, o para votar en las elecciones de los miembros del consejo, los interesados deben tener por lo menos 14 años de edad y llenar un registro de los interesados.

Si necesita asistencia en español, por favor contactar Secretary.

Traducción en las juntas también se puede solicitar con minimo tres dias de anticipo.


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