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What is Neighborhood Council?

Your district's neighborhood council is instrumental in focusing on the needs of your neighborhood. The District Neighborhood Council is part of the Anaheim Neighborhood Improvement Program that uses an inter-departmental approach to improve the livability of Anaheim's neighborhoods. Utilizing 4 neighborhood districts and interdepartmental teams assigned to each district, neighborhood improvement is accomplished by creating partnerships between neighborhood “stakeholders” (City departments, residents, property owners, school officials, the religious community business community and non-profit organizations). This partnership develops a long term vision for your neighborhood's success! Neighborhood Councils bring people together to work on issues of concern and identify actions they can make to address them.

The annual election of each Neighborhood Council's Chair and Vice-Chair positions will takes place during the OCTOBER Neighborhood Council meetings.

During July's Neighborhood Council meeting, those interested in running for the Chair or Vice-Chair will have an opportunity to introduce themselves. If you are interested in running, please make sure you attend your Neighborhood Council meeting this July. Meeting dates and locations can be found listed in the column to the right.

A few key reminders for October's elections:

  1. To hold a position (Chair or Vice-Chair) or be eligible to vote, you must be a resident of the Neighborhood Council area and 18 years of age or older.
  2. Upon signing-in at the October meeting, you will be asked by Neighborhood Services staff if you wish to vote. If you wish to vote, you must show proof of age and residency in the District by showing identification (for example: driver's license/identification card, passport, credit card containing a person's photograph, Anaheim Public Utilities bill, etc.).

 The Neighborhood Council Chair is responsible for working with the Neighborhood Services Representative on meeting agendas, facilitating the quarterly meetings, as well as represents the Neighborhood Council at Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) meetings.

 The Vice-Chair is expected to fill in for the Chair, if the Chair is unable to attend a Neighborhood Council or CDAC meeting. Any resident may be nominated for Chair or Vice-Chair, and may vote in the election, as long as the participants reside in the Neighborhood Council area and are 18 years of age or older.