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District Wide Meetings for Coalitions

District Wide Meetings for Coalitions

 Listing of district-wide meetings held in each neighborhood coalition area

 

 

Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN)

 

The CNN Board of Directors consists of two volunteer representatives elected by each of the neighborhood associations as well as 3 representatives from the community at large elected by the executive committee. The CNN Board welcomes all neighbors on 1st Wednesdays @ 7 PM. Contact Alison Stoll to inquire about agenda, alisons@cnncoalition.org, 503-823-2778.

The CNN Land Use, Transportation and Open Space (LUTOP) Committee consists of representatives from each neighborhood and participants from community-based organizations to discuss local planning issues and make recommendations to the board. The CNN LUTOP Committee also hosts presentations and discussions by experts, developers, community organizations and public agencies on topics of current interest that affect multiple NA's in our area. The CNN LUTOP Committee welcomes all neighbors on 1st Mondays @ 7 PM. Contact Bill Barber to inquire about agenda, billb@cnncoalition.org, 503-823-2883.

CNN hosts other meetings of citywide interest or with specific groups, as needed, such as the annual communications meeting, community dialogues, panels, issue-driven topics and the like. These meetings are announced in advance and posted on the CNN web calendar and the CNNews monthly electronic newsletter. To subscribe to our mailing list please go to www.cnncoalition.org.

 

 

East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO)

 

Chairs Group consists of representatives from each Neighborhood Association in our area. Sets priorities for our coalition area and coordination of coalition-wide projects. Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM.  Contact Richard Bixby to inquire about agenda, Richard.Bixby@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-4501 or visit http://chairs.eastportland.org/.

East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) is an ongoing committee charged with providing advocacy and leadership in implementation of the East Portland Action Plan, a guide for improving livability in East Portland. (The action plan was adopted by Portland City Council in 2008 to address the East Portland Neighborhood Coalition area.) EPAP meets as a full group every fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM at the David Douglas School District Office Board Room, 1500 SE 130th Ave., Portland, OR 97233 (at SE Market between Division and Stark). The EPAP has the following Committees/Subcommittees: Bike Subcommittee; Charge/Structures Committee; Civic Development Subcommittee; Communications Committee; Economic Development Subcommittee; Grants Review Committee; Powell Blvd. Transportation Growth Management Subcommittee and Youth Subcommittee.  Contact EPAP Advocate Lore Wintergreen for more information at 503-823-4035 or Lore.Wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov or visit http://eastportlandactionplan.org/ for details and information on committee and subcommittee meeting times.

Land Use and Transportation Committee consists of representatives from Neighborhood Associations and community members interested in development and transportation issues.  Discusses land use and transportation issues that affect multiple Neighborhood Associations and provides assistance on land use reviews. Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Contact Linda Bauer to inquire about agenda, lbauerpvna@aol.com, 503-761-2941 or visit http://landuse.eastportland.org/

Parks Coalition consists of representatives from Neighborhood Associations and community members interested in parks, green spaces, and environmental issues.  Meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM.  Contact Alesia Reese to inquire about agenda, alesiajmr@yahoo.com, 503-253-4414 or visit http://parks.eastportland.org/

Partners for a Safe and Livable East Portland consists of representatives from Neighborhood Associations and community members interested in public safety issues. Meets the last Monday of the month at 6 PM.  Contact Arlene Kimura to inquire about agenda, arlene.kimura@kraft.com, 503-252-9429 or visit http://pslep.eastportland.org/.

 

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN)

The Northeast Coalition Board consists of representatives from each of the 12 NAs and board members at large in our area. Our active board sets the vision and priorities for our coalition area and make decisions on all issues brought to it. Meets Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm.  Contact the Board President or Executive Director at shoshana.cohen@necoalition.org or 503-388-5030 for more information.  Note: It may be determined that it is appropriate to first approach one of the Community Committees below given our issue protocol.

Committee Meetings:

 

Land Use and Transportation Committee (LUTC), consisting of representatives from each NA, discusses land use and transportation issues that affect multiple NAs in our area and makes recommendations to board. 4th Wednesday of the month, 7 pm at Northeast Coalition. Contact Committee Co-Chair, George Bruender, lutc@necoalition.org or 503-388-5004 for more information.

Safety and Livability Team (SALT) We invite community members to join in lively discussions exploring public safety and livability issues in inner-north and northeast Portland, to weigh in on topical issues, and to assist with the development of educational forums on safety and livability. SALT meets at the Northeast Coalition on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. Contact Katy at katy.asher@necoalition.org or 503-388-5004.

Schools Committee Do you care about the state of north and northeast neighborhood schools? Join us to advocate for strong schools at the Northeast Coalition Schools Committee! Meetings are held at the Northeast Coalition on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. Contact us at strongschools@necoalition.org or call 503-388-5004.

Community Economic Development Council (CEDC) is a working group considering a wide range of community needs and possible economic tools including:  jobs, asset creation, economic generators, small business supports, and community-based investments.  The committee works to gather information, provide education, advocate for solutions and incubate projects to increase economic vitality in our area. CEDC meets at the Northeast Coalition on the fourth Tuesday each month at 6:30 PM. Contact Benjamin at benjamin.adrian@necoalition.org or 503-388-5004.

 

North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS)

 

North Portland Neighborhood Chairs Network meets the 1st Monday of the month at the Historic Kenton Firehouse at 6:30pm. For information contact Tom Griffin-Valade at tom@npnscommunity.org

North Portland Land Use & Transportation Group meets the 4th Thursday of the month at the Historic Kenton Firehouse at 7:00 pm. For information contact Mary Jaron Kelley at mary@npnscommunity.org.

 

Public Safety Action Committee meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Historic Kenton Firehouse  at 6:30 pm. For information contact Mark Wells at mark.wells@portlandoregon.gov

 

Neighbors West Northwest (NWNW)

 

The Neighbors West-Northwest (NWNW) board consists of representatives of its 12 neighborhood association members. The coalition generally meets on the second Wednesday of even numbered months at 5:30 PM in various locations in NW Portland to manage the Coalition’s fiscal responsibilities. For current meetings, please visit www.nwnw.org/Calendar.html

NWNW’s by-laws only allow policy to be made at the coalition level if all members unanimously agree. Due to our diverse membership, this does not happen regularly. There are no standing committees at the coalition level. If your bureau is asking for support or input, please address each neighborhood individually. To request space on neighborhood agendas, contact the neighborhood presidents directly at www.nwnw.org/Neighborhoods.html.

 

 

Southeast Uplift (SEUL) 

 

The Southeast Uplift Board is to be comprised of a representative from each neighborhood association, a representative from each of the business association and community-based organization partner within our coalition area. 1st Monday of the month, 7 PM.  Contact Anne Dufay, SE Uplift’s Executive Director to inquire about agenda. 503 232-0010, ext.310.

Land Use and Sustainability Committee: consists of representatives from each neighborhood association, discusses land use issues that affect multiple associations in our area and makes recommendations to Board. 3rd Monday of the month, 7 PM. Contact Leah Hyman to inquire about agenda. leah@southeastuplift.org, 503 232-0010, ext. 314.

 

Southwest Neighborhoods Inc (SWNI)

 

SWNI Board: consists of representatives from 17 member neighborhood associations and three business associations in our area. Board sets priorities for our coalition area, provides a forum for important Southwest issues and organizes area wide events. Board meets 4th  Wednesday of the month, 7 pm, at the Multnomah Center.  Contact Sylvia Bogert, 503-823-4592 or sylvia@swni.org  to inquire about agenda.

Land Use Committee: Consists of representatives from each NA; acts as a forum in the community to address land issues; advises and aids neighborhoods in responding to land use reviews; participates in a wide range of planning projects and public discussions related to land use: proposed changes to the zoning code, environmental protections, and district planning.

Committee meets 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7 pm at Multnomah Center. Contact Leonard Gard, 503-823-4592 or leonard@swni.org to inquire about agenda.

 

Parks & Community Centers Committee: consists of representatives from each NA; acts as a forum in the community to promote parks, community centers, open spaces, and recreational and educational programs of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R). Develops working relationships with PP&R that allow the community a voice. 1st Thursday of the month, 7 pm, at Multnomah Center. Contact Leonard Gard, 503-823-4592 or leonard@swni.org to inquire about agenda.

Transportation Committee: consists of representatives from each NA; acts as a forum in the community for improvement of the transportation system in SW Portland in all its modes: auto, pedestrian, bicycle, transit, even freight; supports the community in infrastructure planning; participates in city and regional transportation system planning; recommends actions and positions, as appropriate, to the SWNI Board. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm, at the Multnomah Center. Contact Leonard Gard, 503-823-4592 or Leonard@swni.org to inquire about agenda.

Schools Committee: consists of representatives from each NA. The charge of the SWNI Schools Committee is to enhance communication between schools (both public and private) and neighborhoods. Make recommendations to board.  3rd Thursday of the month, 7 pm, at the Multnomah Center. Contact Leonard Gard, 503-823-4592 or leonard@swni.org to inquire about agenda.

SWTrails Group: Acts as a forum in the community to promote construction and maintenance of a network of urban trail and safe bicycle routes; promotes changes to city code that streamline and ease permitting requirements for trails; supports and acts as SWNI’s representative to the city’s Safe Routes to Schools program. 4th Thursday of the month, 7 pm, at the Multnomah Center. Contact Leonard Gard, 503-823-4592 or leonard@swni.org to inquire about agenda.

Crime Prevention/Public Safety Committee: Consists of representatives from each NA; acts as a forum to support community partnerships to prevent crime and the fear of crime in the community; works with the SW Crime Prevention Specialist and officers to problem solve, share information, and address crime issues; host community meetings to increase awareness and give residents preventive measures. 1st Thursday of the month, 7 pm, at the Multnomah Center. Contact Sylvia Bogert, 503-823-4592 or sylvia@swni.org to inquire about agenda.

Communications Committee: consists of representatives from each NA, discusses communication tools that will assist in outreach efforts and produce greater participation in the neighborhood system, makes recommendations to board. Committee meets 3rd Monday of the month, 7 pm at the Multnomah Center. Contact Sylvia Bogert, 503-823-4592 or sylvia@swni.org to inquire about agenda.

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