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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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.

Help Shape a New Errol Heights Park

From Portland Parks and Recreation:

We are recruiting a diverse group of community advisors!

Are you interested in creating a new Errol Heights Park? Portland Parks & Recreation is recruiting community members for a new advisory committee to help refresh the vision for Errol Heights Park and guide a $5 million improvement project.

Errol Heights Park is located at SE 52nd and SE Tenino Court in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. The new park will include areas for play, sports, picnics, and gardening.

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We want to hear from you!

Do you live, work or play nearby? Are you enthusiastic about parks, natural areas, sports, gardens, and your community? Apply by telling us about your experiences and interests.  To apply for the Advisory Committee CLICK HERE. Deadline is April 29, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Meetings and Schedule

The first meeting of the Advisory Committee is Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm, at the Woodstock Community Center. The committee will meet 5 more times on weekday evenings in 2018. A light dinner will be provided, and TriMet passes and childcare will be provided upon request.

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!

 

Oregon Transportation Commission Recruits for New Advisory Committee

From Office of Neighborhood Involvement:

Oregon Transportation Commission invites Oregonians to apply for newly formed advisory committee

New committee is part of transportation funding package, HB 2017

SALEM – The Oregon Transportation Commission is seeking Oregonians interested in volunteering for the new Continuous Improvement Advisory Committee. This important committee was created by the Oregon Legislature in the recent transportation funding bill, HB 2017. The committee will advise the commission on how to improve the Oregon Department of Transportation by recommending ways to make the agency more efficient, recommending measures to gauge the agency’s performance, and addressing audits.

“The Continuous Improvement Advisory Committee will be a valuable resource to the Oregon Transportation Commission in helping ODOT become more efficient and ensuring the agency is performing well,” said Commission Chair Tammy Baney, who will chair the committee. “The committee’s work will ensure that recent transportation investments made by the legislature and Oregon’s taxpayers are spent effectively.”

Information on the committee is available on ODOT’s website (http://www.oregon.gov/odot/get-involved/Pages/continuous-improvement-committee.aspx.) The website includes:

Applications are due by midnight on Monday, February 19. ODOT staff is available to answer questions and can be reached at CIACadmin@odot.state.or.us.

For more information: Shelley M. Snow, shelley.m.snow@odot.state.or.us, 503-881-5362