2021 brought new members and leadership to the Mission Hills Neighborhood Council. We are grateful to those who came before and paved the way for us as a Neighborhood Council. As a result of our election early in the year and Board appointments we now have 11 Board Members including a Youth Representative working for the community. We still have space for you to fill an open seat for: Business Owner or a Resident. Contact us now to find out more: Board@MHNConline.org.

The new Board got started by conducting a poll of constituents and learned that respondents like the location, quiet community and parks and want us to focus on beautification & illegal dumping and safety & homeless encampments.

For beautification we have encouraged people to hold Caltrans accountable for cleaning up our freeways, we partnered with Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez on a clean up in May filling up multiple dumpsters with furniture, mattresses and debris. We continue to publicize the 311 app to allow stakeholders to make specific service requests of the city.

To make an ongoing difference in community beautification we are seeking a community member to partner with Volunteers Cleaning Communities to spearhead regular clean-up efforts in Mission Hills. To find out more, please contact MHNC President Joe Fuchs, jfuchs@mhnconline.org.

For outreach and beautification, we sought community input on the color of our banners and used the results to create and install new banners on Sepulveda so that the community will know about the Neighborhood Council.

We supported historic designation of the Mission Bowl, which is currently occupied by Ross Dress for Less.

To promote community safety, we participated in the Brand Park National Night Out, an evening to celebrate community police partnership. We were on hand to meet stakeholders and our community partners.

Finally, to assist the homeless in our community we provided funding for the North Valley Caring Services Thanksgiving and Christmas Pantries and their Meal & Gift Outreaches. We are grateful for their work serving Mission Hills.

As the President of the MHNC, I have seen a lot of positive actions in 2021. We have made progress towards our community goals. As a board member, I have seen individuals become more engaged with a common theme to work together and make things happen. I am proud to be a Mission Hills community member, and I am hoping to reach more people in my neighborhood that want to volunteer with me to make Mission Hills a better and safer place to live and work.

Join us at one of our meetings on the first Monday of the month at 7pm. Find out more at MHNConline.org or Board@MHNConline.org. Thank you for your continued support.

Have Happy Holidays
Joe Fuchs
MHNC President