May Meeting and Board Elections TONIGHT!

Don’t miss our monthly meeting, TONIGHT, May 3rd, 2018, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community CenterWe will be having our yearly board elections. Declare your candidacy using our online form or in-person with this paper form.

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Agenda (subject to change) below.  To download and print your own, click here!

May 2018 Agenda

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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!

 

January 2018 Meeting Recap – Senator Rod Monroe

Thank you to everyone who made it to our January 4th, 2018 meeting with special guest Senator Rod Monroe!  We were excited to have so many of our neighbors join us, as well as visitors from Portland Tenants United. We were thrilled to provide simultaneous Spanish translation at this meeting, and will continue to do so at future meetings.  Please help us spread the word!  We also have posters of upcoming meetings translated in Spanish, if you would like to help print and distribute.

At the beginning of our meeting we had community announcements from:

  • Carol Uhte from Multnomah County Library shared information on Holgate and Woodstock events.
  • Lane PTA is still collecting cans and bottles as well as hosting their 3rd annual School Beautification Party on April 21st, 9:00AM-12:00PM.  They also need volunteers for the PPS Clothing Closet on February 22nd.
  • Brentwood-Darlington Community Watch gave an update on pursuing “No Camping” park signage in conjunction with ONI.  They are also working on zombie house outreach and following up on the issues surrounding the corner of SE Flavel/SE 82nd (7-11, DaRon and Del Rancho motels).  To speak with 7-11 regarding this location, call 800-255-0711 or email 7-11custrel@7-11.com.

Following Community Announcements, Senator Rod Monroe spoke regarding his last session as well as some personal history of advocacy serving on various advisory boards.  He talked about the work during the last legislative session and then took questions from the audience.  Thanks to board member, Derek Covey, for taking two videos of that portion of this meeting.

During the second half, board members voted to approve the 2017-2018 Communications Funds Budget.

Official meeting minutes will be available in the next month or two, as they are approved by the board.

Wish this summary was more complete or posted quicker?  Contact us to volunteer with the BDNA today!

Apply to Serve on PBOTs Towing Board of Review!

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking three volunteer members to represent the community at large who are affected by towing services throughout the City. This is a unique opportunity to influence towing operations to better serve Portland residents. Your input and insight into Portland’s towing industry will help ensure that Portland’s evolving market operates safely, fairly, and efficiently.

The Towing and Private Property Impound (PPI) Program promotes public safety and convenience by ensuring that municipal and private property contract towers are providing vehicle towing and storage services in a timely, courteous, safe, and professional manner. Established in City Code Chapter 3.98, the Towing Board of Review oversees and monitors the performance of Tow Contractors and the Tow Desk (tow truck dispatch service).

Members are confirmed by the City Council and serve for a period of two years.

Upcoming issues include renewal of the City’s Towing Contract and the implementation of a new towing dispatch software system.

Apply to become a member of the Towing Board of Review! Completed applications are due by Friday, December 1, 2017. Selected applicants will be invited to meet with the tow program contact prior to the next Board meeting.

Click here to apply: https://goo.gl/forms/R9oWGQRFG1Mg2FJJ2

Want more information? Learn more at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/29980.Contact Patrick Kramer at Patrick.Kramer@portlandoregon.gov or 503-865-2489.