Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month, and the VNNC is Planning a Special Town Hall Council Meeting & Summit to Address Disaster Assistance & Preparation in the Community

VAN NUYS, CA — The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is planning to host a Special Council Meeting in April to address disaster preparedness.  The recent earthquakes in Southern California have highlighted the importance of the issue and the largest neighborhood council in the San Fernando Valley is taking the lead in getting everyone prepared for “The Big One.”

“We plan on reaching out to all of the neighborhood councils in the San Fernando Valley as well as other local municipalities in the area, and would like to bring the experts, the community leaders, and the general public together to get everyone prepared,” said George Christopher Thomas, President of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council.

“At the Summit and Special Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Meeting, I would like to focus solely on emergency preparedness.  We have an obligation and a duty to our community to come up with a plan, and I believe doing so should be our top concern. The City of Los Angeles and the American Red Cross both offer emergency preparedness plans, and the focus of our summit in April will be discussing the pros and cons of each, and ultimately choosing which one is best for our community,” said Thomas.

The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is tentatively considering Wednesday, April 23rd for the Disaster Preparedness Summit.  The final date will be set after the VNNC’s Executive Committee Meeting on April 1st, and details will follow next week after the meeting is held.  If your Neighborhood Council or organization would like to co-host this summit with the VNNC, please email Council President Thomas at  For more information please visit


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