SLNC Committees

Participate in local government by joining one of our committees. Our committees have influenced neighborhood development, addressed public safety & crime issues, hosted local cultural events, and much more! All are welcome. Subscribe to the City's Early Notification System, and get SLNC Committee agendas sent to you.


See what our Committees have accomplished in the past year: 2015 ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY COMMITTEE


ARTS AND CULTURE COMMITTEE – Co-Chairs: Heather Carson & Susannah

The mission of the Arts & Culture committee is to discuss issues, foster collaboration on projects, and brainstorm ideas to encourage greater community involvement in the arts; provide a resource focusing on artists and the creative life of the community; expand awareness of, involvement in, and access to arts and arts experiences; and to help neighborhoods and communities (geographic, cultural, interest-based, etc.) use the arts to explore issues and ideas in order to articulate community identity and values through telling local stories, giving voice to its citizens, and providing a forum for group action and expression.

Join us every 2nd Monday of the Month for our regularly scheduled meetings. Check Calendar for more info.

Get our meeting Agendas, attend our meetings, and like us on facebook. You can also read the Minutes of our meetings here.

BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE – Co-Chairs: Georgene Smith Goodin and John Wingler, Treasurer –

Get our meeting Agendas and stay up-to-date on Finance Updates and Grant Applications.

Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month.


Chair: David Modern

Get our Agendas here.

EDUCATION, YOUTH & FAMILIES – Co-chairs: Teresa Sitz, Education; Helen Dion, Families and Audrea Gomez, Youth –

Meetings are held every third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Casa Alegria. Check the calendar to verify meetings time and location.


MEETINGS: 3rd Wednesday of the Month

The Executive Committee is comprised of the five officers of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council: Two Co-Chairs, a Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The officers are elected by their fellow Governing Boardmembers to serve a one-year term. The election of officers is the first order of business at the inauguration of each new Board. The duties of the officers are outlined in the SLNC Bylaws.

Get our meeting Agendas and the Minutes of our meetings here.

FRIENDS OF SILVER LAKE ANIMALS – Chair: Jacquie Navratil and Darren LaBorie –

MEETINGS: 2nd Thursday of the Month, 7pm

From wildlife to the dogs and cats in the neighborhood, Friends of Silver Lake Animals is dedicated to protecting and promoting animals.

Get our meeting Agendas.

GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE– Co-Chairs: Anne-Marie Johnson, Rusty Millar –

MEETINGS: 4th Wednesday of the Month

The Governmental Affairs Committee acts as a liaison between the SLNC Board and the City Council (and other governmental agencies), oversees the City’s budget-making process, and otherwise works to improve the delivery of City services to the Community. The Committee notifies the SLNC Governing Board of pending legislation that may impact Silver Lake’s stakeholders, and also reports the actions of the Board to the City Council and other government agencies.

Get our meeting Agendas.


MEETINGS: Third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Casa Alegria, 2737 W Sunset Blvd. LA CA 90026

The mission of the Green Committee is to engage and empower stakeholders in Silver Lake through the creation of community mechanisms for sustainability and green spaces.

Read about our Adopt-a-Stairway Program!

Get our meeting Agendas.

HISTORY COLLECTIVE COMMITTEE – Co-Chairs: Michael Masterson and Cheryl Revkin –

MEETINGS: 1st Thursday of the Month

The History Collective was founded as part of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council in 2005 by community activist Bea Gold. Our mission is to preserve the oral histories of long-term residents, business owners, artists and other interesting residents of Silver Lake to create an archive of the unique history of our neighborhood for future generations. We video our interviews including copying old family photos as part of the documentation. So far we have conducted over fifty interviews involving more than seventy people. The breadth of interviews is extraordinary. We have stories from the great-grandchild of a slave, a Japanese-American doctor who was interned at Santa Anita racetrack during World War II as well as many people who’ve lived all their lives in Silver Lake. From them we learn amazing things about our community. For example, did you know there used to be a stream bed running down what is now Hoover Street?Our archives are now available to the world online via the USC Doheny Library’s Regional Archives Department. And we’ve also edited a 30-minute DVD that includes excerpts from five of our interviews. “People of Silver Lake” can be checked out from the Silver Lake Library. It’s well worth watching. And we’d like to get you involved too! Do you know an interesting neighbor who has a story to tell? The History Collective would like to talk with them about our archive project. We also welcome you to join us on this amazing ongoing project. It’s incredibly rewarding. You meet amazing people, make new friends and learn wonderful things. Come along!

Michael Masterson, Co-chair
(213) 760-1176

 Cheryl Revkin
(323) 662-3987

Get our meeting Agendas and the Minutes of our meetings here.

HOMELESS COALITION – Chair: Dorit Dowler-Guerrero 

The first meeting of the coalition and officer elections will take place Monday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Laguna Senior Apartments, at 4201 W Sunset Boulevard, LA CA 90029. The public is invited and welcome to attend and participate.
Meetings are the second Mondays of the month.


The purpose of the SLNC IT Committee is to use information technology to promote community access and participation while improving transparency and accountability.

Visit our Facebook Page.


OUTREACH COMMITTEE – Co-chairs: Kinoka Ogsbury and Nina Sorkin


The Outreach Committee informs the stakeholders of Silver Lake and the media about the existence and activities of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council; recruits participating stakeholders; and plans, promotes and implements outreach events. Join our mailing list here.

Get our meeting Agendas.

PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIME PREVENTION COMMITTEE – Co-chairs: Seamus Garrity and Nadine Trujillo –

MEETINGS: 2nd Thursday of the Month

The purposes of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Public Safety Committee are:

  • To provide a means for Silver Lake stakeholders to report their public safety concerns, to direct them to the appropriate agency for assistance, and to help ensure a satisfactory outcome; and
  • To establish an Emergency Preparedness Plan for the Silver Lake area in coordination with the LA Fire Department and other city agencies.

Have a public safety issue you want to make us aware of? Download the Public Safety Community Report/Request Form.

Check out this great interactive map from the L.A.Times, complete with statistics and latest happenings on crime in our community.

Get our meeting Agendas and the Minutes of our meetings here.

RESERVOIR COMPLEX COMMITTEE  – Co-chairs: John Wingler and David Keitel  –

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council created the Reservoir Complex Committee (SLRCC) in April 2011 to provide community oversight for the entire Silver Lake Reservoir Complex including the walking paths, dog park, Meadow, eucalyptus grove and adjacent areas. The SLRCC is committed to providing an open, transparent, accountable and inclusive forum for Silver Lake stakeholders to learn about and have a say in the future plans of the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex.

Because the SLRCC is an Ad Hoc committee, it meets on an as-needed basis, usually every other month.

Get our meeting Agendas and the Minutes of our meetings here.

TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE – Co-chairs: Matthew Mooney and Frances Tran –

MEETINGS: 1st Monday of the Month

The Transportation & Public Works Committee develops recommendations and proposes actions to the SLNC Board on policy, plans, programs, projects and budgets related to mobility and mobility-related issues, and public works.

Get our meeting Agendas.

URBAN DESIGN and PRESERVATION COMMITTEE – Co-chairs: Scott Plante and Joe Ferrell –

MEETINGS: 2nd Wednesday of the Month at Citibank/ Community Room, 2450 Glendale Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90039 at 6:30pm.

This Umbrella Committee coordinates, advises, develops alternative suggestions and provides a voice for the community with regards to Urban Planning, Design, Development, and Preservation, as well as advocating for fair distribution of designated funds in order to improve the community’s environment, quality of life and social well-being.

Get our meeting Agendas and the Minutes of our meetings here. You can also find important Planning Documents here.

Current Valuable Information on our Facebook Group.

Valuable Resources:

L.A. Department of Building & Safety (DBS):

1. Property Permit Verification Site

L.A. Department of City Planning (DCP):

1. Home Page –
a. Find new and already implemented ordinances
b. Public hearings schedule

2. Property Information Site/ ZIMAS

3. City of L.A. Municipal Code

L.A. Bureau of Street Services:

1. Report Use of Gas Leaf Blowers:
Call 1:800-996-2489
2. State Rebate Program “AQMD” for discount on a new quieter leaf blower:
Call 1:800-288-7664

L.A. Department of Water & Power (DWP)

Housing Right Center

L.A. Department of Recreation & Parks

Dog Barking

Anti-Graffiti Request Form

Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA /LA)

There are no sites in the entire Silver Lake Area, which are targeted by the CRA/LA as blighted areas. However, adjacent neighborhoods like East Hollywood, Atwater Village and Elysian Valley will undergo certain improvements, with regards to creating affordable housing and the LA River Revitalization Plan Implementation.

Did you know that ENVIRONMENT-LA will plant a tree for FREE in front of your house or business if you commit to water it? To qualify fill out the online application or call Amy Schulenberg at (213) 485-0527.


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