CNA’s Annual Meeting & Board Elections
Tuesday, November 10 at 7 p.m.
Kennedy School Community Room
Join with other members of our Concordia neighborhood community at our Annual Meeting to fill openings on the Concordia Neighborhood Association (CNA) Board of Directors, and find out how to become involved in the exciting and worthwhile projects and events that the CNA has planned for the coming year.
The Concordia Neighborhood Association elects approximately half of its Board members annually, for two-year terms, at our Annual Meeting in November. Board candidates must be members of the Concordia Neighborhood Association (that probably includes you if you live or own property in the neighborhood). The CNA nominating committee has already received several applications for Board candidates. However, there is still time and opportunity to throw your hat into the ring! if you have a passion for volunteering and know that you want to make a positive change right here where you live, please contact Steve Elder, our Nominating Committee Chair at East1@concordiapdx.org. Additionally, if you are unsure, want to know more, or moved by the electric nature of CNA Election Night to become involved, you can always be nominated or even nominate yourself at the meeting!
Concordia Neighborhood Association members must be a resident, own property, or a business within our boundaries. You will be asked to sign in at the meeting and confirm your membership in the neighborhood association. At this time, there is a minimum age limit for election; 14 years of age and nominees under 18 must have written permission from a parent.
Terms begin in January 2016 and run 1-2 years depending on the position being filled. Board members commit to attending board meetings each month, attending regular and special membership meetings, attending CNA-sponsored events, and becoming a contributing member of a CNA committee. A CNA board member represents our community on issues such as land use, livability, and safety. We partner with local government through our association with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN), and other local community groups.
Here are the open positions eligible for election November 10th:
CNA Chair (1 year term)
NW District position 1 (2 year term)
SW District position 1 (2 year term)
SW District position 2 (1 year term)
CNA at-large position 1 (2 year term)
CNA at-large position 2 (1 year term)
CNA at-large position 3 (2 year term)
CNA at-large position 6 (2 year term)
Thanks to all past, serving and future CNA Board Members. Hope to see YOU on CNA Election Night!
If you care to come early (6pm), there will also be a public meeting of the CNA Board of Directors. All are welcome. Full agenda for the evening is:
6:00 – 7:00 pm CNA Board Meeting
7:00 – 7:05 pm Roll Call, Establish Quorum
7:05 – 7:10 pm CONSENT AGENDA and Treasurer’s Report
7:11 – 7:15 pm Introduction of Board Members and Board Members to provide brief profile
7:16 – 7:45 pm Presentation by Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs). The NETs are Portland residents trained by PBEM and Portland Fire & Rescue
7:46 – 8:30 pm Nomination and Election of New Board Members