Two Types of Districts
A district is part of an area, one of the 93 areas that make up the U.S./Canada General Service Conference. Below are the two types of districts in General Service.
This is the most common type of district. The number of groups in a district is usually determined by how many groups a district committee member, or DCM, can reasonably be expected to keep in touch with, learn their problems, and find ways to contribute to their growth. District boundaries may be redrawn should the number of groups increase or decrease significantly.
To encourage participation of the maximum number of groups, some areas have incorporated linguistic districts within their structure. These districts are made up of groups that conduct meetings in languages including French, Spanish, Polish, Vietnamese and American Sign Language. They usually have a bilingual DCM or liaison. Their boundaries may be independent of the conventional geographic district boundaries.
Members of a District
Some districts form standing or ad hoc committees to address specific tasks. Depending on the district and the type of committee, the committee chairs may be elected by the district or be appointed by the DCM. Group conscience determines who may or may not be able to vote.
Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Hidden Hills, Northridge, Reseda, Tarzana, West Hills, Woodland Hills
Hispanic Groups: Arvin, Bakersfield, Delano, Lamont, McFarland, Wasco
Hispanic Groups: Canoga Park, No. Hollywood, Panorama City, Reseda, Sun Valley, Van Nuys
Hispanic Groups: Arleta, Canoga Park, Northridge, Pacoima, Palmdale, Lancaster, North Hills, Newhall, San Fernando, Sylmar
Hispanic Groups: Carpenteria, Oxmard, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ventura
Hispanic Groups: Goleta, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria
Acton, Canyon Country, Lake Hughes, Lancaster, Newhall, Palmdale, Pearblossom, Phelan, Quartz Hill, Saugus, Valencia, Wrightwood
Oxnard, Point Mugu, Port Huneme
Burbank, Glendale, La Crescenta, Los Angeles (Brunswick Ave.)
Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Santa Paula
Meiners Oaks, Ojai, Ventura
Hispanic Groups: Santa Paula, Fillmore, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark
Canoga Park, Encino, Granada Hills, Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, San Fernando, Sepulveda, Sherman Oaks, Sylmar, Van Nuys
North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Sun Valley, Toluca Lake, Universal City, Van Nuys
Delano, Bakersfield, Wasco, Shafter, Richgrove, Earlimart, McFarland
Borron, California City, Lone Pine, Mojave, Randsburg, Ridgecrest, Rosamond, Rosamond/Mojave
Bakersfield, Buttonwillow, Delano, Shafter, Wasco
Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Avila Beach, Cambria, Cayucos, Carrisa Plains, Creston, Grover Beach, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, San Miguel, Templeton
Goleta, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Summerland
Agoura, Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village
Bodfish, Kernville, Lake Isabella
Lompoc, Los Alamos, Orcutt, Santa Maria, Solvang
Frazier Park, Pine Mountain Club
Distritos Unidos Hispanos
District 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 14 & 18
Gold Coast Districts
District 9, 12 & 13