Vote for 2022-23 Board Members!

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Did you miss the May 2022 board meeting and elections? You can still vote!

Ballots will be open for 24 hours: https://forms.office.com/r/Y2sgCJRjGG

Did you want to join the board? It’s not too late! Come to our June 2nd meeting and join the BDNA!

2022 Board Elections in May!

Board elections are Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at our regularly scheduled public monthly board meeting, 7:00-9:00PM.  Everyone is welcome!


What does a board member do?

  • Attend at least 10 monthly board meetings per year, held the 1st Thursday of every month from 7:00-9:00PM.
  • Volunteer at events, on committees, and/or for other board duties.
  • Discuss and vote on neighborhood issues, appoint committees (as needed), and work on projects pertaining to Brentwood-Darlington and the surrounding region.

What about elected positions?

The BDNA has four elected officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, and one elected committee leader: Land Use Chair.

  • The Chair is responsible for presiding over meetings, drawing up the agenda, and generally representing the board and neighborhood when necessary. (Average monthly time commitment ~20-40 hours)
  • The Vice Chair assists the Chair and steps in when the Chair is unable to perform their duties. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-20 hours)
  • The Secretary maintains non-financial records and a list of board members, takes minutes at meetings, and answers correspondence. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-20 hours)
  • The Treasurer is responsible for all funds belonging to the BDNA and must maintain records and report on those funds monthly. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-20 hours)
  • The Land Use Chair is responsible for hosting the Land Use Committee (LUC) meetings, preparing the LUC agenda and newsletter, and generally fielding land use questions and concerns. (Average monthly time commitment ~20-40 hours)

What if I don’t want to join the Board, but still want to volunteer?

You don’t have to be a board member to participate, only to vote on board decisions. We invite all neighbors to attend meetings, share ideas and concerns, volunteer on committees and at events, and lead special projects! There are also many administrative tasks that require a small time commitment, but serve an important purpose. If you want to participate, there is something for you to do, no matter your capabilities or time availability.

Willing to attend a meeting and report back? 

There are many community meetings happening all the time that we don’t have enough people to attend. Just a few are listed below. Is there a meeting you already attend and would like to report to the BDNA on? Let us know!

Join us on May 5th and get more involved in YOUR neighborhood!

Multnomah County Chair Candidate Forum

Multnomah County Chair Candidates will present their ideas and respond to your questions!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 5:30–7:00 PM, hosted on Zoom (link below)

The Multnomah County Chair is often an “under the radar” election despite the significant power and influence that this position holds in our local government. Our coalition has organized the forum to raise awareness of this election within our community in order to better inform their decision around this election. The forum will also offer an opportunity for the public to directly address questions and concerns to the candidates.

Submit your questions for the candidates here: https://forms.gle/SxWAF4jg2oFSEsEA9

The following candidates have RSVP’d to the event: 

Zoom meeting hosted by the Creston PTA Admin account. See below for the meeting link, ID, and passcode.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87643726890?pwd=b3hxVnJ2RlBvb3VEb0ttTTRtZmg0dz09

Meeting ID: 876 4372 6890

Passcode: 424171

Want to join by phone? Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbzG2HErKG

This event is organized in partnership with Creston Elementary PTA, Creston-Kenilworth NA, Brentwood-Darlington NA, Cleveland High School PTA, Marysville Elementary Family Group and Atkinson Elementary PTA.

Summer Free For All Event Survey 2022

Movie or concert? That’s the big question about Summer Free For All 2022 from Portland Parks and Recreation! We want to know what YOU the neighborhood want to attend this summer. Currently scheduled for July 29th, 2022 at Brentwood Park.

Take the survey here by February 16th!

Special Guest: Commissioner Mingus Mapps this Wednesday, January 26th

This Wednesday, January 26th, Woodstock, Brentwood-Darlington, and Mt. Scott-Arleta NA’s will host a special presentation and discussion with City Commissioner Mingus Mapps.

Date: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Meeting ID: 979 8472 3663
Join by Computer or Smart Device: https://zoom.us/j/97984723663
Join by Phone: 253-215-8782

Please use the included form to give input on topics you would like to hear about.
Click here for Google Form

We hope to see you there!

January Work Group Tomorrow!

Join us for the new BDNA Work Group happening the third Thursday of the month at 6:30PM! We’ll work on events planning, discuss neighborhood issues, develop new ideas, and more!

January 20th’s focus will be working on spring events and Soak-It-Week!