Wednesday, Nov. 1, is election day for Concordia Neighborhood Association (CNA). In addition to the election/re-election of board members are presentations on emergency preparedness, CNA committee reports and time for you to speak up on neighborhood concerns.
Immediately prior to the 7 p.m. Annual Membership Meeting, the CNA Board of Directors will convene for its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to also attend that meeting and contribute.
Each year, seven two-year positions – half of the CNA Board of Directors – are up for election/re-election. Incumbents may or may not stand for re-election. In either case you’re welcome to nominate yourself or another Concordian for office.
This year eight positions will be included in the election. That’s because the Southwest 2 position is being vacated, with one year remaining in the term. The incumbent in the East 1 position has indicated he will decline re-election to a two-year term.
Terms expiring and/or becoming vacant Dec. 31, and the incumbents, are:
East 1, Tyler Bullen
Southwest 1, Garlynn Woodsong
Southwest 2, Daniel Greenstadt
Northwest 1, Isham “Ike” Harris
At large 1, Robert Bowles
At large 3, Jody Pollak
At large 5, Truls Neal
Chair, Chris Lopez
See the map to right for CNA district boundaries.
The primary qualification is residing in or owning property or business interests in the neighborhood. The age minimum is 14 years, and any nominee younger than 18 must have written permission from a parent. The two-year terms begin in January.
Each board member commits to attending monthly board meetings, attending regular and special membership meetings, attending CNA-sponsored events and membership on at least one CNA committee.
Board members should additionally be willing to represent the community to the city on issues such as land use, livability and safety. They are also ambassadors within the neighborhood and at association events.
In addition to the board election, the CNA Annual Meeting features emergency preparedness presentations by the local neighborhood emergency team and Multnomah County.