CNA Board & Officer Elections November 18, 2014

Every year in November, CNA invites nominations and holds elections for a number of board positions. If you or someone you know would like to contribute your skills, interests and enthusiasm to bettering the lives of you and your neighbors, this is the chance to get involved. Whether your interests are in land use policy, social events, arts, nonprofit management or a host of other areas, there is no better time and no better way to step forward and join with your neighbors to help preserve and build the Concordia we want.

The update below represents just the current roster of candidates but nominations are being accepted all the way up to the election night so the list will certainly change. We’ll try to update it here. Yes, you CAN nominate yourself! You simply need to be a Concordia resident or represent a business or organization operating in Concordia.

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 @ 7PM
KENNEDY SCHOOL COMMUNITY ROOM

The Nominating Committee of the Concordia Neighborhood Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following people have agreed to run for a seat on the Board

Geographic Positions

  • East – Steve Elder – Incumbent
  • East – Mark Charlesworth – Incumbent
  • Northwest – Ashley McKinley – Ashley and her family live on 29th. Ashley works as a Senior Marketing Manager of Revenue Strategy. She states she, “…would love to lend my time in ensuring that our neighborhood has a voice and that the decisions made are in the best interest of our community.”
  • Southwest – Bill Leissner – Incumbent

At Large Positions

  • #2 – Esther Freeman – Incumbent
  • #4 – Daniel Greenstadt – Current Chair of the Board
  • #5 – Craig Voight – “My name is Craig Voigt.  I’m a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with the Portland VA Community Resource and Referral Center.  I work with homeless Veterans. I have a two year degree in drug and alcohol counseling and a master’s degree in social work from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.  After graduate school in 2003, I joined the Navy. I spent the next seven years serving as an operations specialist, a funeral honors coordinator, a hospital corpsman, and a social worker  traveling from Buffalo, NY to Landstuhl Germany to Portsmouth, VA. Following my honorable discharge from the Navy, I worked as a school social worker for Virginia Beach City Schools.  Shortly after budget cuts eliminated my position with Virginia Beach, opportunity knocked in Portland.  My wife and I answered the knock along with our two cats and together we made the trek across the country to purchase our first home in the Alberta Arts district. I am running for a position on the Board because I feel it is important to know your neighbors.  Those relationships are what build a community. My wife and I developed a pretty substantial crush on Portland, and those feelings deepened when we landed in Concordia.  Our neighbors welcomed us with open arms and our house quickly became our home.  That is why I’m running.  Thank you for your consideration.”
  • #7 – Tracy Braden – Tracy has served on the CNA Board for the last year as Secretary. She has been a resident of Concordia since 2003. She is an academic advisor at Portland State University and holds a master’s degree in Counseling. She loves the neighborhood and thinks that Portland is the best place on earth. She’s happy to continue serving in her current role.

Chair

  • Isaac Quintero – “The question for me is not why I want to run, but why I have to run for office. I was told one that when the call comes, one must rise to the occasion and for those with the abilities and skill sets required for such things as serving on a board then the call has an added obligation to use the gifts given to them. I do my best to keep to myself but know that the quality of my life and my community will be acceptable when I have invested myself in its future. Most important to me is what this neighborhood is going to look like 20 years from now when my grandkids will be deciding if this will continue to be a place they want to call home. Organizational leadership is something I also have lots of experience in from running large commercial real estate companies, Vice-principal of a large middle school, various board positions in the Chinese and Hispanic Communities to that as a neighborhood Chair in LO, Organizing fundraiser for the Obama election, and service in the USMC.”

NOMINATIONS ARE STILL OPEN!!!!! If you would like to be put on the election ballot or have any questions contact Bob Martinek, Chairperson of the Nominating Committee at bmartinek@cuportland. edu or pastorbob60@comcast.net or call him at 503-724-5596.
Nominations will be TAKEN FROM THE FLOOR the day of the election on Nov 18th.

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Agenda – November 11, 2014 CNA Board Meeting

Concordia Neighborhood Association

Board Meeting
November 11, 2014
Kennedy School Community Room
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
DRAFT Agenda

 

7:00 – 7:05pm Establish a quorum, approve agenda, review and reconfirm the meeting rules (listed below)
7:05 – 7:06pm Consent Agenda:         Minutes           October 7, 2014 General Meeting
7:06 – 7:15pm Treasurer’s Report
7:15 – 7:25pm Public Comment (additional comment/discussion if time allows)
7:25 – 8:00pm Old Business

  1. CNA Holiday Party December 2nd – Planning and Volunteering
  2. Oregon Land Use Board of Appeal (LUBA) – Skinny Houses (Ken Forcier)
  3. Annual Elections (November 18)
8:00 – 8:15pm

 

New Business

  1. United Neighborhood Associations for Reform Resolution
8:15 – 8:30pm Community and Committee Reports

  1. Nominations/Elections
  2. NECN
  3. Media Committee
  4. Land Use Committee
  5. Social Committee
  6. Roles & Responsibilities Committee
  7. Policies and Procedures Committee
  Meeting Guidelines

  1. Stay within agreed time (Option: Decision to add time)
  2. Stay on topic (Option: Parking lot)
  3. Voice a solution if you voice a concern (Upgrade: Seek solutions to address ALL concerns)
  4. Avoid personal attacks (Upgrade: Notice and care about the effect your words have on others)

 

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October 14th CNA Agenda

Pasted below is the DRAFT agenda for the October 14th meeting of the board of directors of Concordia Neighborhood Association. Public attendance is welcomed and encouraged.
 
Concordia Neighborhood Association

Board Meeting

October 14, 2014
Kennedy School Community Room
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 
DRAFT Agenda
 

7:00 – 7:05pm Establish a quorum, approve agenda, review and reconfirm the meeting rules (listed below)
7:05 – 7:06pm Consent Agenda:         Minutes           September 9, 2014 Board Meeting
7:06 – 7:15pm Treasurer’s Report
7:15 – 7:30pm Public Comment (additional comment/discussion if time allows)

  1. North Northeast Neighbors for Housing Affordability (NNNHA) – (Damon Turner, Jessica Larson)
7:30 – 8:10pm Old Business

  1. CNews
  2. CNA Support for Portland Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment – New Density Zone
  3. November Elections Planning
8:10pm New Business

  1. CNA Support for Skinny House LUBA Appeal
  2. CNA Holiday Party – Venue, Date, Volunteers, Details
8:10 – 8:30pm Community and Committee Reports

  1. Nominations/Elections
  2. NECN
  3. Media Committee
  4. Land Use Committee
  5. Social Committee
  6. Roles & Responsibilities Committee
  7. Policies and Procedures Committee
  Meeting Guidelines

  1. Stay within agreed time (Option: Decision to add time)
  2. Stay on topic (Option: Parking lot)
  3. Voice a solution if you voice a concern (Upgrade: Seek solutions to address ALL concerns)
  4. Avoid personal attacks (Upgrade: Notice and care about the effect your words have on others)

 

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October 7th General Meeting – Skinny Houses

If you haven’t heard already, the October 7th general meeting of Concordia Neighborhood Association will feature a presentation and discussion on the growing issues surrounding residential demolition and construction trends in Concordia and throughout the city. We know this is a very hot topic for many people and for a variety of reasons so we’re looking forward to a lively conversation.

7:00pm-8:30pm

McMenamin’s Kennedy School Community Room

All are welcome. Bring a friend.

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CNA ELECTIONS – NOVEMBER 18, 2014

Concordia Neighborhood Association (CNA) will hold its Annual Elections for Board members on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 7pm at The Kennedy School Community Room.

Now is the time to think about becoming a member of the Board. Do you have a couple of hours a month to serve your community? Do you like being involved on the “ground floor?” Are you willing to represent your community and work for the good of the community? If you can answer yes to these questions, why not think about serving for two years on the Board of the Concordia Neighborhood Association?

The following positions will be open for election in November:

Geographic Positions (these are seats on the board based on your street address)

  • EAST – (NE Columbia BLVD on the North to NE Alberta Court on the South and NE 42nd Ave to the east to NE 33rd on the west.)
  • SOUTHWEST – (NE Killingsworth on the North to NE Prescott on the South and NE 33rd Ave on the east to NE 22nd Ave on the West)

At Large Positions (Up to three seats available. These seats are not connected to any address.)

The Chair of the Association

These are all two year terms, except for the Chair, which is a one year term. Terms begin for all on January 1st following the November election and end on December 31st two or one (Chair) year(s) hence. Board members must attend one monthly Board meeting and 4-6 general membership meetings per year. In addition, they are expected to participate in CNA-sponsored events as well as serve on at least one working committee of their choice.

In order to be a member of the Concordia Neighborhood Association and, thus, be eligible to run for a Board position, you must be a resident, property owner or business licensee, 14 years of age or older, or be a representative from a governmental agency, educational institution or nonprofit organization located within the boundaries of the Concordia Neighborhood (concordia_map).

If you have a passion for volunteering and want to make a positive change right where you live or work by serving on the CNA Board, please contact Bob Martinek, our Nominating Committee Chair, at bmartinek@cu-portland.edu or mail him at 6700 NE 29th Ave Portland 97211. If you have a question call him at 503-724-5596. Please submit a brief biography and tell us why you want to join the board. If possible please submit a recent photo.

In order for us to print the slate of candidates in the November issue of the Concordia News, all submissions need to be in to Bob by the 12th of October.

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CNA Draft Agenda for September 9th Board Meting – Public Welcome

Below is the draft agenda for the September 9th meeting of the Board of Directors of Concordia Neighborhood Association. As usual, the meeting will take place between 7pm and 8:30pm in the Community Room of McMenamin’s Kennedy School. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. It’s YOUR neighborhood. If this doesn’t look like YOUR agenda, you’re invited to come fix it!

Concordia Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting
September 9, 2014
Kennedy School Community Room
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

DRAFT Agenda

7:00 – 7:05pm Establish a quorum, approve agenda, review and reconfirm the meeting rules (listed below)
7:05 – 7:06pm Consent Agenda: Minutes

May 6, 2014 General Meeting

May 13, 2014 Board Meeting

June 10, 2014 Board Meeting

7:06 – 7:15pm Treasurer’s Report
7:15 – 7:30pm Public Comment (additional comment/discussion if time allows)
7:30 – 8:10pm Old Business

  1. Planning for NEXT General Meeting – Oil trains? Concordia child vaccination rates?
  2. Construction/Development
  3. Neighborhood Tree Removal
  4. CNews
  5. Speed Bump for 30th Ave
  6. CNA Board Attendance
  7. Funds for Alley Clean Ups
  8. Chickens and Rats
  9. Overnight Camping in Fernhill Park
  10. CNA Support for Portland Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment – New Density Zone
  11. November Elections Planning
8:10pm New Business
8:10 – 8:30pm Community and Committee Reports

  1. Nominations/Elections
  2. NECN
  3. Media Committee
  4. Land Use Committee
  5. Social Committee
  6. Roles & Responsibilities Committee
  7. Policies and Procedures Committee
  Meeting Guidelines

  1. Stay within agreed time (Option: Decision to add time)
  2. Stay on topic (Option: Parking lot)
  3. Voice a solution if you voice a concern (Upgrade: Seek solutions to address ALL concerns)
  4. Avoid personal attacks (Upgrade: Notice and care about the effect your words have on others)

 

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Useful Links and Contacts

Concordia residents often puzzle over exactly who to contact regarding the widest possible range of issues, concerns, complaints and, yes, even praise! Here are a few good links.

To contact the ONI Crime Prevention Coordinator: Celeste Carey, 503-823-4764, celeste.carey@portlandoregon.gov

To contact the North Precinct Liaison regarding crime issues: Steve Jacquot, steven.jacquot@portlandpolice.org

To contact the North Precinct Commander: Mike Leloff, mike.leloff@portlandoregon.gov

To contact the city regarding graffiti: Marcia with Graffiti Abatement, 503-823-5860, mdennis@ci.poprtland.or.us

To contact the police regarding squatters in derelict houses: Sgt. Phillip Blanchard, 503-823-5792, Phillip.Blanchard@portlandoregon.gov

To contact the city regarding the condition of derelict houses: Bureau of Development Services, 503-823-CODE

To file a Time, Place, Manner Complaint with the city about establishments that sell and serve alcohol: 503-823-3092, http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=41440&

To file a complaint with the OLCC about establishments that sell and serve alcohol: Dave Luster, 503-872-5211

To contact the Attorney General’s Office with difficulties on mortgage refinancing, negotiating with mortgage holders, or fraud over debt renegotiation: Althea Rodgers, 977-977-9392

To report illegal dumping: Call the Metro RID Patrol at 503-234-3000, or online at www.oregonmetro.gov.

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No CNA General Meeting in September – But Board Meeting YES!

Due to the proximity of the Labor Day holiday, CNA’s September general meeting has been cancelled for September 2nd. Normally, CNA holds general meetings on the first Tuesday of odd numbered months.

CNA’s regular board meeting, however, will take place as usual on September 9th (the second Tuesday of every month) and is open to the public. A draft agenda will be posted approximately one week prior to the event.

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CNA Board Agenda for August 12, 2014

Below is the draft agenda for the August 12, 2014 meeting of the CNA board of directors:

Concordia Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting
August 12, 2014
Kennedy School Community Room
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

DRAFT Agenda

7:00 – 7:05pm Establish a quorum, approve agenda, review and reconfirm the meeting rules (listed below)
7:05 – 7:06pm Consent Agenda: Minutes May 6, 2014 General Meeting
May 13, 2014 Board Meeting
June 10, 2014 Board Meeting
7:06 – 7:15pm Treasurer’s Report
7:15 – 7:30pm Public Comment (additional comment/discussion if time allows)
1. Introduction to TodayPDX (Theresa Hilinski)
2. Faubian School Backpack Program Update
7:30 – 8:00pm Old Business
1. Planning for September General Meeting – Oil Trains?
2. CNews
3. Speed Bump for 30th Ave
4. CNA Board Attendance
5. Funds for Alley Clean Ups
6. Chickens and Rats
7. Overnight Camping in Fernhill Park
8:00 – 8:10pm New Business
1. CNA Support for Portland Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment – New Density Zone
2. November Elections Planning
8:10 – 8:30pm Community and Committee Reports
1. Nominations/Elections
2. NECN
3. Media Committee
4. Land Use Committee
5. Social Committee
6. Roles & Responsibilities Committee
7. Policies and Procedures Committee
Meeting Guidelines
1. Stay within agreed time (Option: Decision to add time)
2. Stay on topic (Option: Parking lot)
3. Voice a solution if you voice a concern (Upgrade: Seek solutions to address ALL concerns)
4. Avoid personal attacks (Upgrade: Notice and care about the effect your words have on others)

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No CNA Board or General Meeting in July

CNA will not hold the usual board meeting (2nd Tuesdays) or General Meeting (1st Tuesdays of odd months) in July. But we’ll be back to the usual schedule starting August 12th at 7pm at the Kennedy School Community Room. Hope to see you there!

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