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.

May 2018 Meeting Social Media Image

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

May 2018 Agenda

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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!

 

Voter Registration and Party Choice Deadline Tuesday

From Multnomah County Elections:

Tuesday, April 24 is the Voter Registration Deadline and the Party Choice Deadline!

Multnomah County reminds voters that Tuesday, April 24 is the voter registration deadline for the May 15 Primary Election.Oregon voters can register to vote online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register. To register to vote online an eligible voter must have a valid Oregon driver’s license, permit, or ID card. The online registration deadline is 11:59 PM on April 24. Voters can register to vote on paper with an Oregon Voter Registration Card. Registration cards can be found at the elections office, Oregon DMV, post office, or public library. The deadline for mailing the Oregon Voter Registration Card is a USPS postmark of April 24.
Voters can also register to vote at the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building at 1040 SE Morrison Street, Portland OR 97214. The Multnomah Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building will be open extended hours: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM on April 24. Multnomah County Elections can accept voter registrations from any Oregon resident.

Video from the Candidate Debate on April 14, 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended our event!  It was great to see so many neighbors come out to vet their potential elected officials.  If you missed our Portland City Council Candidate Debate on Saturday, April 14, 2018, you’re in luck!  Andrew from Village Portland made a great recording of the event, complete with marked time stamps to make it easier to get to the issues that matter most to you!

Events like these don’t happen overnight.  They take hard work and dedication from many volunteers, as well as contributions from the community.  Which is why we  have so many huge thank yous for this event!

-Thank you to our hard working volunteers from Brentwood-Darlington, Montavilla, Lents, and Foster-Powell!
-Thank you to The Gathering Church for letting us use their space and equipment!
-Thank you to Andrew Wilkins from Village Portland for recording our event!
-Thank you to Signing Resources & Interpreters for providing our ASL interpretation!
-Thank you to AlmaLuna LLC for providing our Spanish translation!
-Thank you to New Seasons MarketPuddletown Bagels, and Bee’s Cakes for donating refreshments!
-Thank you to Philip Wolfe, Julia DeGraw, Nicholas Sutton, Corky (surrogate for Nick Fish), Felicia Williams, Loretta Smith, Stuart Emmons, Andrea Valderrama, and Jo Ann Hardesty for participating in our event!
-Thank you to everyone who attended this event!

Love what we do? JOIN US!  Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association is having board elections on May 3rd at our monthly meeting, 7:00-9:00PM at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). For more information, click the link above or visit us on Facebook.

BDNA Elections Coming in May!

Board elections are happening May 3, 2018 at our regular monthly meeting, 7:00-9:00PM, at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center.

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 neighborhood clean-ups, 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)

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 contacts in the community, or speak another language.  Email us with your talent and we’ll put it to work!

Join us on May 3rd and help make YOUR neighborhood a great place to live!

Last Day to Mail Ballots for the January 23, 2018 Election

Thursday, January 18 is the last day to safely mail ballots: Voters can get help voting or pick up a replacement ballot at two locations in Multnomah County.

Thursday, January 18 is the last day for voters to safely mail their ballot for the Special Election onTuesday, January 23. Ballots can be mailed with one first class stamp. Voters are encouraged to return ballots promptly because of the possibility of inclement winter weather.

Ballot envelopes must be signed and ballots received by the elections office by January 23 at 8:00 PM. Postmarks do not count in Oregon.
Multnomah County Elections Offers Extended Hours
Multnomah County Elections normal hours at both the SE Portland (1040 SE Morrison Street) and Gresham (600 NE 8th Street) locations are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday.
Multnomah County Elections extended hours at both locations:
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 20
  • 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday, January 22
  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, January 23 (Election Day)

Multnomah County voters can get a replacement ballot sent by mail or available to be picked up in-person at “Will Call” at our SE Portland or Gresham locations during business hours. A replacement ballot will be available at the elections service location within two hours of request. Order a replacement ballot online or by calling 503-988-3720.

January 2018 Special Election Resources