Concordia Neighborhood Ass sciation Board Meeting February 9, 2016 Kennedy School Community Room 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM DRAFT Agenda 7:00 – 7:05 pm Roll Call, Establish Quorum, Acknowledge Guests & Visitors Chair – Isaac Quintero East 1 – Steve Elder East 2 – Mark Charlesworth Southwest 1 – Garlynn Woodsong Southwest 2 – Daniel Greenstadt Northwest 1 – Isham “Ike” Harris Northwest 2 – Ashley McKinney At Large 1 – Robert Bowles At Large 2 – Donn Dennis At Large 3 – Joe Culhane At Large 4 – Ali Novak At Large 5 – Chris Dopez At Large 6 – Truls Neal 7:05 – 7:10 pm CONSENT AGENDA Approval/Amend Prior Board Meetings Minutes 7:11 – 7:20 pm Treasurer’s Report 7:20 – 7:35 pm Public Comment (limited to 3 min per speaker) 7:36 – 7:45 pm Old Business Demolition
Back by popular demand and pure awesomeness! Please Join Us for the SPRING EGG HUNT SATURDAY, MARCH 26 FERNHILL PARK (Near the Playground along NE 37th Avenue) The Hunt begins at 10 am SHARP! Don’t be late, it ends in a flash! Sponsored by: The Concordia Neighborhood Association & American Legion Post 134 Volunteers Needed To: Stuff 5000 plastic eggs with candy Friday, March 25th at 6:00 pm at American Legion Post 134 2104 NE Alberta St Hide 5000 candy-filled eggs March 25th at 8:00 A.M. at Fernhill Park (NE 37th & Ainsworth) Contact: Katie Ugolini or 503-449-9690
Emergency Preparedness Event: Map Your Neighborhood NECN Office, 4815 NE 7th Ave February 22, 6:30pm Join the Safety and Livability Team on a FREE hands-on workshop to map and identify your neighborhood’s risks, hazards, and assets. We’ll kick off the event with a showing of the documentary “Unprepared”, and then move straight to learning about how to think about and identify hazards and assets in your area.
Concordia’s New Seasons Market is partnering with National College of Natural Medicine in Portland for a free heart-healthy class and a tour of the Concordia store with a New Seasons Market nutritionist. The class, titled Heart Health and Wellness: Know Your Numbers! will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 7p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. The presenter is Dr. Cesilie Cocks, a naturopathic doctor from the NCNM Clinic. Information will be provided to help attendees understand why cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose and other cardiovascular markers are important to understand and track. Participants will learn how to better interpret their lab values, and also about supplements and nutritional strategies that might be beneficial for cardiovascular wellness. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 7p.m. to 8 p.m., a New Seasons nutritionist will lead a tour of the store, with an emphasis on heart healthy foods. Both classes are free, but registration is encouraged. Visit
When you walk by the Black United Fund’s building at 28th and NE Alberta you can’t miss noticing a recently completed 25 x 100 ft mural that swirls across its west side facing wall. The vibrant mural honors iconic women of the civil rights movement. Vox Siren, a Creative Change Agency that focuses on promoting gender equity and ArtUprising, a non-profit that connects artists and non-profit organizations working to dismantle institutional oppression partnered with the Black United Fund of Oregon on the mural. The Black United Fund of Oregon is the only black-owned, community specific nonprofit that operates and owns its building and property on Alberta Street. The organization’s mission is to assist in the social and economic development of Oregon’s low-income communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups. Kimberlee Sheng, the Executive Director of Black United Fund provided leadership in the creative
From the moment you pull up to Red Sauce Pizza, Concordia neighborhood’s recently-opened pizzeria, it’s evident that something good has happened. With a newly painted exterior, crisp, white curtains in the windows, and a brightly-lit, purposefully-upside down sign announcing “PIZZA” – it’s apparent that a new business is in operation at this location that has long been home to pizza-making operations. It also announces the owner has made an investment in the neighborhood. Located at Concordia’s eastern edge on the west side of 42nd Avenue near Old Salt Marketplace, Red Sauce is the brainchild of Shardell “Shar” Dues. Dues has called Portland home for 20 years, and is comfortable in this ‘hood – her most recent employer was New Seasons Concordia, where she worked in the meat department. With Red Sauce, Dues combines her knowledge and love of meat with her passion for pizza to bring soul-satisfying pies to this
Happy New Year Neighbor, Welcome to 2016 and a new start at making the world a better place for all of us. The board met on January 12th for its regularly scheduled board meeting with a full plate of action items that include submitting a request to delay the demolition of an existing home (reportedly to be very habitable and recently remodeled). Neighbors requested that the board submit a request for delay on their behalf while they attempt to convince the developer to reconsider the demolition and work with them to come up with a mutually satisfactory compromise. More about this later as we get feedback. Ashley Golokow, one of our board members had taken over the responsibility of the community meeting room at the Kennedy School and made great progress in getting the reservation system sorted out with additional improvements as well including a commitment from the Kennedy School
Neighbors have requested that the Concordia Neighborhood Association take a look at lowering the speed limits on Alberta and Killingsworth within the neighborhood. There have been complaints that, for Alberta Street, 25 mph is a bit too fast in a situation where cars are parked right up to every corner, every intersection has two crosswalks, there are mid-block alley crossings, bicyclists are sharing the lane with cars, buses, and larger vehicles, and parallel parking maneuvers are a routine fact of life. Similarly, Killingsworth at 30 mph represents a dangerous barrier, preventing easy crossings from the south to the north side of the Concordia neighborhood. One neighbors’ family had their car totaled when pulling out on to Killingsworth, where vehicles parked right up to the intersection along the curb block the view of fast-moving oncoming traffic. Bicyclists have been hit while trying to cross from one side to the other of
Do you have a soft-spot for Senior issues or get hyped-up about Health & Wellness? Perhaps you’ve got an affinity for arias and the Arts, or have been known to happily hyperventilate over History? Now is your chance to put your penchant for writing where your passion lies, all while helping your neighborhood newspaper “kick it up a notch” in terms of providing more engaging articles that speak to the diverse interests of Concordia neighborhood residents. Concordia News recently launched a new and energized volunteer Media Team that is scouting for community members who want to put their passion to print or social media by writing on a subject area of their interest for this monthly, community newspaper. Volunteer writers do the interviewing and/or writing, and the other Media Team volunteers do the rest, including editing (in other words, you don’t have to be an expert writer), layout, graphic design,
Concordia Neighborhood Association Board Meeting January 12, 2016 Kennedy School Community Room 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Agenda 7:00 – 7:05 pm Roll Call, Establish Quorum 7:05 – 7:10 pm 7:11 – 7:20 pm CONSENT AGENDA Approval/Amend Prior Board Meetings Minutes Treasurer’s Report 7:20 – 7:35 pm Public Comment (limited to 3 min per speaker) 7:36 – 7:45 pm Old Business 1. Policies and Proceedures Committee Folow-up 2. LUTC Committee follow-up 3. 7:45 – 8:15 pm New Business 1. Installation of New Board Members 2. Determination date for next General Meeting 3. Recommendations for 2016 Goals and Objectives 4. Recommendations to Portland Public Schools to rename Faubian Elementary School? 5. Board Member assignment to committees and programs to take place in 2016 (i.e. who will serve on neighborhood clean up or summer concerts 6. Review of Board Member Participation and Attendance Requirements.