Who We Are and What We Do
The Mar Vista Neighborhood Association promotes community spirit and keeps our community informed in Zone 4. We work to keep and foster what makes Mar Vista so special––a neighborhood with a “small town” sensibility that sets it apart from the rest of Los Angeles. Unlike some neighborhood organizations, we aren’t a group for homeowners only, but encourage the participation of renters in Mar Vista as well.
Together, we work to promote neighborliness and community spirit, improve our quality of life, secure public improvements, and keep our community informed in several ways:
- We publish a quarterly newsletter, “Mar Vista View,” for distribution to over 1400 households. We also provide an easy-to-read digital version.
- We send out out a monthly e-newsletter with upcoming events in our area. If you are not getting it, sign up here!
- We maintain an active FaceBook page, updated daily with news and events, and a Twitter feed.
- Each summer, we throw a giant potluck block party with live music, crafts for kids, tons of wonderful food and an atmosphere that makes it impossible to not make new friends. Don’t miss it!
- In January we hold our annual town hall meeting so neighbors can meet and speak with our elected officials and law enforcement representatives.
- In the autumn we throw an appreciation party for the many volunteers and MVNA “ambassadors” who distribute our quarterly newsletter and make our block party a success.
Our Board of Directors
Are you in Zone 4? See below. If yes, we invite you to become an MVNA member.
A Postscript: Who Are We Not?
We are not the Mar Vista Community Council. The MVCC is a city-certified council made up of people who live, work, own property, or have some other connection to any of Mar Vista’s six zones.
Each zone (MVNA makes up Zone 4) elects a representative to the MVCC. Council representatives to respond to the unique needs of their community and advocate on their behalf on important issues, such as crime, streets, sanitation, gangs, economic development, etc. They meet with the mayor and other city representatives to voice the opinions of the neighborhood to the city before final decisions are made.
While we at MVNA cannot address these issues, what we can do is help point you in the direction of the proper MVCC representatives or appropriate city services.