Portland Community Insights Survey

Over the past several months, the City Budget Office has been working with representatives throughout the City of Portland on a new citywide initiative called the Portland Community Insights Survey. This survey is a redesign of the Community Survey conducted by the Auditor’s Office until 2016 and is meant to provide City Bureaus and City Council with actionable insights to help inform budgeting and policy decisions.

This survey will give us the opportunity to hear from people who rely on us each day to make sure Portland is a great place to live. It includes questions on policy and budget priorities, satisfaction with services, ideas for improvement, and service usage patterns. Insights from these responses will help us build a stronger, more equitable city.

Please share the survey link as widely as possible and encourage those in your respective networks to make their voices heard: www.research.net/r/PDXspeaks

  • The survey will remain open through May 28th.
  • In addition to the online survey, we have a team of student and community leaders conducting in-person canvassing of the survey in underrepresented communities. If you see them in bright blue Community Data Fellows t-shirts – please stop for a chat!
  • The survey is available online in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Russian.
  • The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • The survey is opt-in and available to anyone who lives, works, and/or plays in the City of Portland.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Shannon Carney at Shannon.Carney@portlandoregon.gov. Thank you in advance for your support with this important initiative.

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Mural Workshop with Portland Street Art Alliance

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We’re excited to host Portland Street Art Alliance (PSAA) during our All-Committees Meeting on May 21st, 7:00PM at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206).  PSAA will provide an overview of the mural commissioning process and City’s mural permitting process as well as highlighting projects from their three main programming areas: engagement, education, and empowerment.

Portland Street Art Alliance (PSAA) is a local non-profit organization that has facilitated over 50 commissioned and publicly-funded projects since 2012. They are a network of artists, academics, and professionals working to open up new spaces for art in the city.

Errol Heights Play and Skate Discussion

Errol Heights Play & Skate Discussion hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation
Thursday, May 9th from 6:00-8:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Avenue)
.  Can’t attend? Click here for the survey! (available starting May 9th)

Attention, parents! Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association will be offering a supervised activity for kids in the adjacent room! BDNA volunteers will supervise an all-ages movie for children to enjoy while parents join the Play + Skate discussion.

Portland Parks & Recreation and the Errol Heights Park project team invites neighbors to attend an upcoming public meeting to review concepts and designs for the Play and Skate elements of the park.

This meeting is an opportunity for the design team at Mayer/Reed to share their initial concepts and designs for these two important elements of the park, and get valuable feedback and suggestions from the public to ensure that the park can best meet the needs of the Brentwood-Darlington community.

Specifically, we would like to discuss:
· Are the play features inclusive of children of all abilities?
· Does the skate feature meet the needs various users including, younger/ inexperienced skaters, those with wheelchairs, scooters and/ or BMX bikes?

Bring your friends, families, neighbors or anyone else who is interested in the future of Errol Heights park!  Agenda below.

2019 Orange Egg Drop Sets New Donation Record!

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association is so grateful to neighboring Hopecity Church for donating over $3400 raised at their annual Orange Egg Drop event!  Our largest donation ever from this event!  For the third year, Hopecity Church has generously added a fundraising component to this community event.  We are incredibly appreciative of these funds and excited to put them towards more community events for our neighbors in Brentwood-Darlington.

Portland Clean Air Presentation at May 2nd Meeting

Portland Clean Air (PCA) will be in attendance at our May 2nd, 2019 public board meeting, presenting following board elections. Portland Clean Air has compiled the DEQ Cleaner Air Oregon Chemical Balance Sheets showing total emissions, separately for uncontrolled emissions, and ranked them using the DEQ level I screening of the known health effects of these emissions. Two professional computer programmers volunteered and DEQ checked the work. PCA has also mapped diesel particulate using ODOT 24 hour truck counts. Greg Bourget, Lead Researcher for PCA, will present the data and action planned by a cooperative effort of 35 Neighborhood Associations.

May 21, 2019 Special District Election for Multnomah County

From Multnomah County Elections: 
The next election in Multnomah County is a local election. The Special District Election will be held on May 21, 2019 for local school district, water district, and rural fire protection district board members. There may also be local measures that include requests for local tax money or proposed changes to laws. Special District Elections are held every odd number year in May.

2019 Board Elections in May!

Board elections are happening May 2nd, 2019 at our regular public monthly board meeting, 7:00-9:00PM, at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center.  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 like neighborhood clean-ups, Movies in the Park, and National Night Out.
  • Discuss and vote on neighborhood issues, appoint committees (as needed), and work on projects pertaining to Brentwood-Darlington.

What about elected positions?

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)

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 volunteer at events or be on a committee! We invite all neighbors to and participate in our four active committees:

  • Land Use and Transportation
  • Outreach and Events
  • Parks and Schools
  • Equity and Inclusion

Willing to attend a meeting and report back? 

Join us on May 2nd and help make YOUR neighborhood a great place to live, work, and play!