Managing Neighborhood Growth & Change: Strategies & Tools

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement is hosting an all-day series of workshops and discussions, called the “In It Together” Community Summit, on February 28th at the convention center.

An example of one of the workshops:

Managing Neighborhood Growth & Change: Strategies & Tools for Influencing Neighborhood Design and Facilitating Greater Community Input: Portland is experiencing unprecedented growth and development that is rapidly impacting the density, form and character of existing neighborhoods.  As we grapple with how to accommodate new development into existing communities, many neighborhoods are using creative strategies and tools to influence the form and design of new development. Hear from Neighborhood Association representatives how they are creating their own residential and commercial design guidelines to articulate community design priorities and preferences for new development. Join us to learn about these tools and other creative strategies you can use to facilitate greater input and community involvement in shaping your neighborhood.

There’s lots more! check out the details…

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/65899

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Emma’s Garden Seeks Market Farmers!!!

Market Farmers Wanted!

Emma’s Garden is seeking Farmers for its Market Farm Program. Full details HERE.

Emma’s Garden is a nonprofit organization that creates sustainable local economies within neighborhoods.  Their market garden program offers a hand up to those who are ready to learn new skills around building a market garden business and  improve community connection and access to local healthy food.

For further questions, or to apply to be a farmer, visit emmasgarden.org or contact liz@emmasgarden.org or at 630-251-4458.

 

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Answers to All Your Neighborhood Noise Issues

On Monday, January 26 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., the NECN Safety & Livability Team Meeting will feature a presentation by our City Noise Control Officer and NE resident Paul van Orden, who will be coming to discuss the City’s Noise Program and to answer your questions and concerns about noise issues.

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CNA Board Agenda for January 13th 2015

Concordia Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
January 13, 2015
Kennedy School Community Room
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

Agenda
 

7:00 – 7:05pm Roll Call, Establish Quorum
7:05 – 7:06pm CONSENT AGENDA (Approval/Amend Prior Board Meetings Minutes)
7:06 – 7:10pm Treasurer’s Report
7:10 – 7:20pm Public Comment limited to 3 min per speaker.   If at 7:20 there are additional Public Comments, time permitting, at end of board meetings, additional comment/discussion will be heard
7:20 – 7:45pm Old Business

  1. Portland Comprehensive Plan (Garlynn Woodsong)
  2. Bikeways Letter (Garlynn Woodsong)
  3. United Neighborhoods for Reform Support Letter (Garlynn Woodsong)
  4. 4. Skinny House Update (Ken Forcier)
7:45 – 8:00pm New Business

  1. Selection of CNA Officers
  2. Community Room Manager Position (Daniel Greenstadt)
  3. Use of Emails (Daniel Greenstadt)
  4. CNA Standards of Conduct (To be signed by each board member, see attached form and bring with you)
  5. Planning for General Meeting (February/March?)
8:00 – 8:30pm Community and Committee Reports (Each Committee to please provide written Summary for each board member, reports to be submitted and reviewed by each member prior to meeting  with discussion reserved for meeting

  1. Media Committee
  2. Land Use Committee
  3. Social Committee
  4. Clean-Up Committee
  5. Roles & responsibilities Committee
  6. Policies and Procedures Committee
  Meeting Guidelines

1.      Follow Roberts Rule of Order
2.      Wait to be acknowledged before speaking
3.      Allow speaker to complete presentation prior to interrupting
4.      Stay within agreed time (Option: Decision to add time)
5.      Stay on topic (Option: Parking lot)
6.      Voice a solution if you voice a concern (Upgrade: Seek solutions to address ALL concerns)
7.      Avoid personal attacks (Upgrade: Notice and care about the effect your words have on others)

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No CNA Board Meeting for Dec 9th

There will be no CNA Board meeting on Tuesday, December 9th 2014. Enjoy the holidays and please look for us back on our schedule every 2nd Tuesday starting in January.

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CNA Holiday Party – Tuesday, Dec 2nd!

CNA HOLIDAY PARTY
Tuesday, December 2nd
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
St. Mike’s Lutheran Church
6700 NE 29th Ave 
(corner of NE 29th & Dekum)
All Concordia Neighborhood Residents & Businesses are welcome to the Free Festivities!
  • Come Mix & Mingle with Neighbors & Friends!
  • Free Finger Food & Nonalcoholic Beverages
  • Cookie Decoration Station for the Kids
  • Festive Piano Music by Kevin Johnson 
Feel free to sing along!
  • Raffle Prizes!
Raffle Ticket purchases will benefit Hacienda CDC, a Latino Community organization that provides affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities.
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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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