Tree History in Lents

Join Portland historian Dave Hedberg and the Lents & Brentwood-Darlington Tree Team to learn about the trees in your community and how history has shaped our urban forest. Using trees as historical anchors, we’ll explore the history of Lents and how trees are inextricably intertwined with the neighborhood. Understanding and valuing trees historically leaves us better equipped to make future decisions and avoid unexpected consequences inherited from our past.  Click here to register or visit their event on Facebook.

SE Uplift Board Elections

Our neighborhood coalition, SE Uplift, is holding elections for new at-large board members in July!  SE Uplift works to assist the citizens and neighborhood associations of Southeast Portland to create communities that are livable, socially diverse, safe, and vital. They provide an organizational structure and forum to empower citizens to effectively resolve issues of livability and community development.  Meetings are held the first Monday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00PM at 3534 SE Main St.  At-large board member positions serve a one-year term.

To be considered for an at-large board position at SE Uplift, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • represent an organization (ex. Bike Loud PDX)
  • have expertise in a certain area (ex. city planning)
  • are a member of an under-represented group (ex. minority or renter)
  • represent a business association (ex. Woodstock Business Association)

(Applicants representing an organization or business association need to be nominated by their organization.)

Interested?  Apply here by June 14th.

Ballots are in the Mail for the Special District Election

The U.S. Postal Service has begun mailing ballots Wednesday, April 26, for the May 16, 2017 Special District Election. Multnomah County voters who do not receive a ballot by Thursday, May 4 should call the county elections office at 503-988-3720.

Voters can now sign up to track their ballot and get a virtual “I Voted” sticker. Text, email, or voice alerts tell voters when the county elections office has mailed ballots. Alerts indicate whether the ballot has been accepted for counting or whether it requires further action by the voter. Multnomah County voters can sign up by visiting: multco.us/elections/track-your-ballot.