TriMet Listening Sessions

From TriMet: 

TriMet General Manager, Doug Kelsey, will host a series of town hall listening sessions and he’d love to meet you, hear your ideas and concerns, and answer questions about TriMet. Come by the session of your choice, have a snack and get a free $5 Hop card (supplies limited). You can also meet the TriMet board member who represents your neighborhood.

We have in-depth workshops planned as well. Learn more and RSVP at trimet.org/hello or respond directly to listeningsessions@trimet.org.

BDNA NOTE: 

The closest listening session to our neighborhood is in Lents.  Information from TriMet’s website below.

Tuesday, June 5
TEAM Events Center
9201 SE Foster Rd., Portland
5–6 p.m.

Share your thoughts with TriMet’s new general manager, Doug Kelsey, and board member Lori Irish Bauman.

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Multnomah County Movie Screening and Community Listening Session on Mental Health

From Office of Neighborhood Involvement:

Multnomah County holding a Movie Screening & Community Listening Session on Mental Health on February 6

Due to a tremendous response to the December Community Listening Session on Mental Health, Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran is hosting another session that includes a movie screening on Tuesday, February 6. This Movie Screening & Community Listening Session on Mental Health will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the First Floor Boardroom of the Multnomah County Building at 501 S.E. Hawthorne Boulevard.

All are welcome to attend and the event is free. Seating is limited, so those who wish to attend should RSVP by February 1. The effort will be made to accommodate as many attendees as possible, but seating can only be guaranteed to those who RSVP.

The movie, Not Broken , is a one-hour documentary by Arizona Public Media about youth who have lived experience of mental illness. This event offers the opportunity to watch Not Broken as a community and share thoughts about a better mental health system. The county is especially interested in hearing about youth and family experiences. The information gathered will inform the deep analysis of the local mental health system by Multnomah County and Human Services Research Institute.

For those who wish to provide feedback about the mental health care system in Multnomah County but cannot attend the listening session, they can do so via the county’s feedback form, which will remain open until February 28.

Light snacks will be provided at the listening session, and childcare and translation services are available by request. Anyone who RSVPs should let us know if childcare, translation services, or any other accommodations are needed so that we may plan accordingly.

Anyone who has questions or needs further information may contact Commissioner Meieran by phone at 503-988-5220 or email to district1@multco.us.

Community Listening Session on Mental Health

From Commissioner Sharon Meieran:

Multnomah County and Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) are conducting a study of the local mental health system.  HSRI will provide a quantitative and qualitative analysis of Multnomah County’s mental health system, including a detailed inventory of mental health services available in our community, connections between those resources, and funding and reimbursement mechanisms.

As part of the study, they are meeting with members of the community on Monday, December 11, to learn about experiences regarding current resources and needs, and hear thoughts on what a better mental health system could look like.  The goal of this community listening session is to help the County and the HSRI team understand how the system is actually working in Multnomah County so as to identify opportunities for meaningful change.

Community Listening Session on Mental Health
Monday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Central Library in downtown Portland, U.S. Bank Room
801 S.W. 10th Avenue

Please see the Listening Session flyer for additional details, and RSVP here. If you can’t attend on the 11th but want to provide feedback, do so here.  You can reach Commissioner Sharon Meieran at district1@multco.us or 503-988-5220 with any questions, concerns, thoughts, comments or suggestions for this project.