By Kieran Lee |CNA Chair
Hello again fellow Concordians! Whether you’re prepping your garden for spring, making trips to the snowy mountains or staying cozy at home waiting for longer days, I hope this edition of Concordia News finds you well.
As we begin to emerge from our darkest Portland winter months, the neighborhood is certainly buzzing with upcoming events. Our volunteers are putting together quite the setlist of opportunities to get to know your neighbors better, so keep up with each month’s publication to stay on top of what’s going on in Concordia.
I’ve started to hear from a few of you via email since our last publication (thank you!). I would like to continue emphasizing that no comment or concern is too small, and our CNA Board is here to listen.
All board meetings and committee meetings are open to the public, and attendance from the neighborhood is highly encouraged. We are here representing Concordia; you can help us relay your priorities by attending a committee meeting in person or virtually. If a certain committee sparks your interest, join and become a member! We are only as good as our connection to the neighborhood.
To my knowledge, the Concordia Neighborhood Association has not published a calendar year budget in recent history. During the February Board meeting, the board voted on and approved a 2023 budget.
Why does t his matter? Well, this allows us to better forecast spending for our neighborhood events and enables our Social Committee to plan ahead and secure resources.
With the past few years being a little less predictable, 2023 is an appropriate time to solidify standard yearly activities and also welcome in a few new ones, so stay tuned.
See you around the neighborhood and don’t forget to say hello!
Kieran Lee works as an automotive engineer and has volunteered in youth development. He particularly enjoys living in Concordia for a variety of reasons, including its diversity, accessibility, and local business community.