PPR Errol Heights Park Survey

Portland Parks and Recreation has launched their online community survey for Errol Heights Park.  Until September 22nd, 2018, CLICK HERE to take this survey!

Other ways to engage:

  1. Community Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday August 29th at 6:30PM at the SMILE Station (8210 SE 13th Ave).
  2. Errol Heights Park Open House event on Saturday, September 8th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Join PPR at SE 52nd Ave and SE Tenino Court for morning coffee and scones. Park Ecologist, Christian Haaning will be leading trail walks at two different times that morning.
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Committee Meeting Agenda for July 2018

Join us for committee meetings on Tuesday, July 17th, 7:00-9:00PM at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)!  Land Use and Transportation, Events and Outreach, Equity and Inclusion, and Parks and Schools committees will all meet to discuss current and upcoming projects.  You do not have to be a board member to be on a committee!  Please see our agenda below. Doors open at 6:30PM.

Agenda:

  1. Introductions
  2. Committee Updates
    1. Land Use and Transportation
    2. Events and Outreach
    3. Equity and Inclusion
    4. Parks and Schools
  3. Break out into individual committee groups
  4. Return and update
  5. Meeting concludes

Second Errol Heights Park Advisory Committee Meeting

Join the Errol Heights Park Community Advisory Committee at their second meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:30-9:30PM at Smile Station in Sellwood.

At this meeting, landscape design consultants will use the expertise and knowledge of the committee to refine plans to compliment everyday use of the site.  Additionally, the committee members will walk through a group exercise to explore site layout and types of park activities. Using mapped information and the Master Plan, the land scape design consultants will then develop design concept(s) to be reviewed by PP&R, the advisory committee members, and the general public at an upcoming open house in the fall.

Join the Board in May!

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Do you find it hard to watch the news, wishing there were something you could do to change the world? Are you tired of only knowing your neighbors from tiny profile pictures on a screen?  Want to make a difference with just a few hours a month?  Then join the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA)!  

What does a board member do?

As a BDNA board member, you’re asked to attend at least 10 of our 12 monthly meetings, which happen the 1st Thursday of every month from 7:00-9:00PM.  At these meetings, board members discuss and vote on neighborhood issues, appoint committees (as needed), and work on projects pertaining to Brentwood-Darlington.  General members are asked (but not required) to occasionally volunteer at events like the Neighborhood Clean-up, Movies in the Park, and National Night Out.

What about the elected officers of the board?

The BDNA has four elected officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

  • 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 ~20-30 hours)
  • The Vice Chair assists the Chair and steps in when the Chair is unable to perform their duties. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-15 hours)
  • The Secretary maintains non-financial records and a list of board members, takes minutes at meetings, and answers correspondence. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-15 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 ~5-10 hours)

How do I declare my intentions to join the board?

Declare your candidacy using our online form or in-person with this paper form at our annual May meeting, held on the 1st Thursday of the month, 7:00-9:00PM at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave)Click here for more information and to view our agenda. 

What about committees?

The BDNA currently has three active committees:

  • Land Use and Transportation Committee
  • Events and Communications Committee
  • Equity and Inclusion Committee

Each of these committees are headed by 1-2 board members.  You do not have to be a board member to join a committee!

What if I’m unable to make it to meetings, but still want to volunteer?

You don’t have to be a board member to volunteer!  We know that life is busy and many community members are unable to attend monthly meetings.  Do you have a skill you’d like to put to use?  Maybe you’re amazing at social media, have great contacts in the community, or speak another language.  Email us with your talent and we’ll put it to work for as little as one hour a month!

 

Foster Shelter Steering Committee April Update

Next Foster Steering Committee meeting is Wednesday, April 18th

The third meeting of the Foster Steering Committee will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, from 6:00 – 7:30PM at SEIU, 6401 SE Foster Rd.

The main topic will be a discussion of public safety topics relating to the shelter. Representatives from the Portland Police Bureau will be in attendance to provide a presentation on the topic and answer questions.

You can find the minutes and materials from the second Steering Committee meeting here. An agenda for the April 18th meeting will be sent out one week prior.

All meetings of the Steering Committee are open to the public, and have a public comment period at the end of the agenda.

Please contact the Multnomah County, District 3 office if you have any questions at: 503-988-5217 or District3@multco.us

Portland Utility Board (PUB) Recruiting New Members

Recruiting New Members for the Portland Utility Board (PUB)

The Portland Utility Board (PUB) is a group of citizen volunteers tasked to advise City Council on items related to the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services.PUB is recruiting new members for the next fiscal year. Application and more information can be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/cbo/68272.

Request materials should be submitted by April 13, 2018 for consideration.

Posted by the Portland Utility Board. Staff contact is Melissa Merrell.