West Hills NC

Special Events Committee - Telephonic & Online

Myrl Schreibman
Committee Co-Chair

Steve Randall
Committee Co-Chair

Current members:  
  • Aida Abkarians
  • Faye Barta
  • Clarice Chavira
  • Glenn Jennings
  • Saif Mogri
  • Steve Randall
  • Char Rothstein
  • Myrl Schreibman
  • Joan Trent
  • Rosi Mariconda

Mission Statement:

" The MISSION of this Committee is to produce, develop and present unique events which serve and engage the community of West Hills. Moreover, the Special Events Committee, when consulted, will serve as an adjunct advisory committee for other events that might be produced and/or developed by other committees of the West Hills Neighborhood Council."

Committee Operating Rules:  CLICK HERE 

Recordings of Committee meetings:
February 1, 2022 -- CLICK HERE
October 22, 2021 (partial) -- CLICK HERE
September 2021 -- CLICK HERE
July 2021 -- Click Here
June 2021 -- CLICK HERE

Upcoming Events:



Sunday night October 24, Judges of the 3rd Annual Halloween Houses on Display Competition of West Hills viewed 34 exterior of homes and spent several hours afterward in discussion as to the winners of the competition. After discussing, scary clowns, ghosts, candy out of canons, a haunted tunnel, yoga skeletons and Dexter among the unique and creative displays this year, and struggling with a very difficult decision, they have determined the following people as the front-runners of this years’ event.
In the SCARY CATEGORY First place goes to The Casey Family. Second Place is awarded to Jeff and Alicia Hannan, while Third Place is awarded to Lon and Oliafia Moeller. In the COMICAL CATEGORY First place goes to Elizabeth and Dodd Harris. Second Place is awarded to the Henley Family. And Third Place winners are the Marks Family. This year the Innovation Award is given in the Comical category to the Marks Family for their creative uniqueness and individuality. Please congratulate them and all of the entries as they are amazing. AND THIS IS A FREE EVENT that is sponsored by the Special Events Committee of the WHNC, and Councilmember John Lee of CD12. It is supported by Trader Joe's, Nuthin Bundt Cakes, Party City, and Olive & Fig Restaurant and Jazz Bar.
The creativity is amazing among our West Hills residents and it is free to visit the houses through October 31. BUT WE ASK THAT YOU EITHER DRIVE BY THE HOUSE OR LOOK AT THE HOUSE FROM THE SIDEWALK AND NOT WALK ONTO THE PROPERTY. The houses are listed below.
23711 Justice Street,                                     23539 Schoenborn,
6707 Lederer,                                                8381 Maynard,
8350 Ponce,                                                  8400 Ponce
24218 Hillhurst Drive,                                     23915 Kittridge Street
22710 Vose                                                   23027 Enadia Way
6961 Darnoch Way                                       23634 Draco Way
8117 Maynard                                               7518 Wiscasset Drive
7605 Pomelo                                                 23843 Highlander Road
8431 Pinelake Drive                                      6710 Dannyboyer
22400 Lanark Street                                      7065 Sale
24211 Highlander                                           23327 Hamlin Street
7949 Shoup                                                    23500 Justice Street
8335 Shoup                                                    7132 Scarborough Peak Dr
8563 Valley Flores Drive                                 23015 Runnymede Street
22100 Strathern                                              22615 Cantara Street
23934 Hartland Street                                     24532 Heavenly Court

Are you someone who loves to be scared, have fun, be creative and innovative during the Halloween season? If so, you will be head over heels to find out that the West Hills Neighborhood Council (WHNC) is announcing the 3 rd ANNUAL WEST HILLS HALLOWEEN HOUSES ON DISPLAY. This event is cosponsored by Councilmember John Lee and CD12. This is a community competition to find the best outside decorated-for-Halloween houses in West Hills. Judges from the entertainment industry will visit the houses that have entered the competition on the evenings of October 23 – 24, 2021. The judged categories are: 1. The Scariest House and 2. The Most Comical House. And there is a special award for the Most Innovative. The winners will be notified and announced online on October 25, 2021, and will be proudly recognized by Councilmember John Lee at the November 4 th Board Meeting of the WHNC. And best of all, for each of the two main categories, there will be one First Place, one Second Place and one Third Place. All houses in the competition will receive a beautiful certificate of participation and a gift from the West Hills Neighborhood Council. CD12 and the WHNC know that “these are the times that try our souls.” But the West Hills Halloween Houses on Display event will bring out the child in all of us and add to the awareness that West Hills is a very special and creative place to live. And West Hills is the place in the valley to see the best decorated houses. In order to compete, West Hills residents must complete an online application. Let the fun begin!

The application period for 2021 has closed. See us next year!

The judges for this years' competition have been selected. They are:

Elliot S. Maggin, is an American writer of comic books, film, television, and novels. He was the main writer for DC Comics during the Bronze and early Modern ages of comics in the 1970s and 1980s. He is particularly associated with the character of Superman. He is known for his work on Spider-Man: The Ultimate Villain Showdown , Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and X-Men: The Animated Series.
Gary D’Amico is an 8- time nominated Special Effects Designer and winner of the series HEROES. His designs and creations are credited with giving TV and movies that atmosphere and effects that go unparalleled on such shows as AGENTS OF SHIELD, STATION 19, SONS OF ANARCHY, and movies such as THE CORE, DODGEBALL A TRUE STORY, and DAWN OF THE DEAD.

West Hills resident Dempsey Tillman has been added as a judge for this years’ event. A writer director of award winning horror and sci fi films Dempsey is one of the new talents in the industry who has worked at the side of such directors as The Russo Brothers (AVENGERS -ENDGAME) James Wan (AQUAMAN) Steven Spielberg (LINCOLN) and Jordan Peele (US).

Tony Petrossian is an acclaimed director of music videos and television commercials. His work has garnered MTV Video Music Awards nominations for Best Director & Best Editor, the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival, nominations for Video Of The Year at the Much Music Video Awards & Rock Video Of The Year at the MVPA Awards. He has created the visual effects of the horror thriller FORGET ME NOT and responsible for most of the creative commercials we see on tv.

Councilman John Lee has agreed to once again be a judge for this years’ event. Taking time out of his busy schedule Councilman Lee always likes to be personal and friendly with his constituents of CD12 and discovered that residents of West Hills were amazingly creative when he judged in 2020. A supporter of the arts and community involvement John Lee is committed to putting the neighborhoods of the twelfth district first and ensuring that his residents and businesses have a voice at City Hall. His office always finds time for West Hills.

The Special Events Committee of the WHNC has extended the deadline for submitting an application to October 21, 2021.   You will find a fillable application on this site or at Fields market, or the Party Store.
Click on the contest and you will find a fillable application. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR DECORATING FRIENDS and Oh Yes everyone who enters receives a participant gift.

Trader Joes
 market will be providing Gift Baskets of product for the First, Second and Third Place winners of this year's competition along with the crystal trophies, certificates and CD12 commendations that are provided.

Pictures from the 3rd Annual Halloween Houses on Display
Photo Gallery -- CLICK HERE

Pictures from the 2nd Annual Halloween Houses on Display


To Apply -- CLOSED

Meetings (Agendas, Minutes, Documents)

Meeting Minutes
Nov 14, 2020
Meeting Minutes
Oct 13, 2020
Meeting Minutes
Sep 14, 2020
Meeting Minutes
Jul 29, 2020
Meeting Minutes
Jun 13, 2020
Meeting Agenda
Mar 10, 2020
Meeting Minutes
Mar 10, 2020
Meeting Agenda
Feb 11, 2020
Meeting Minutes
Feb 11, 2020
Meeting Agenda
Jan 14, 2020
Meeting Minutes
Jan 14, 2020
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