East Precinct Neighborhood Training

The Neighborhood Training by the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) Sgt. Teig, is designed to provide information, resources, and materials available to mitigate public safety and livability issues in East Precinct neighborhoods.   

Training Dates:

  • Saturday, February 10th, 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • Saturday, March 10th, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Trainings are held at the East Precinct Community Room located at 737 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216.

About the training: This training is geared towards community members, who will then be able to train/share this information with other neighbors. The purpose of the training is to equip you with the tools necessary to train and engage your respective community members regarding East Precinct initiatives about public safety and livability issues. The training is designed to provide information and materials needed to navigate the different resources available for mitigating these issues.

To attend, RSVP to Marianna Lomanto, Crime Prevention Coordinator at Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

 

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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

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.

Resolve to Resist: A Civic Engagement Series

From Office of Neighborhood Involvement:

Does your New Year’s Resolution include Making Change? Get a start by attending the YWCA’s Resolve to Resist Civic Engagement Series

Looking to make change this year?
Attend the YWCA’s “Resolve to Resist” series

Resolve to Resist: A Civic Engagement Series is two sessions to encourage women, and others, who don’t see themselves represented in the political arena to take the lead. The first session is Thursday, February 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Multicultural Service Center, 4610 S.E. Belmont Street.

Session 1: Warm Up and Stretch is for people curious to get appointed and serve on local commissions, boards, and task forces. It will cover:

  • Getting appointed to local leadership opportunities
  • Serving on local commissions, boards, and task forces
  • Expectations, opportunities and barriers to civic involvement

Hear how others have done it: how they started and what their journeys looked like. Learn about culturally and gender-specific resources and leadership programs available to help you GET READY to RUN! Both sessions are informative and interactive.

For more information about the session, including accessibility accommodation, requesting childcare, and registration, visit the Resolve to Resist: Session 1 website.

Crime Prevention Resources from ONI

We were joined at our June meeting by Marianna Lomanto of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.  Marianna discussed a variety of topics, including crime prevention, emergency preparedness, and block parties in conjunction with National Night Out.  Here are links to some great resources available from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

Interested in throwing a block party for National Night Out?  It’s easy!  Just visit ONI’s National Night Out page for details on how to get started.  Got a question that wasn’t answered on their site?  Email them directly!

Crime Prevention Resources:
· Crime prevention techniques (also available in Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese)
· How to Start a Neighborhood Watch
· How to Start a Community Foot Patrol
· Accessing Crime Prevention Services in Spanish

Additionally, Portland Police Bureau has a tool that allows residents to review reported crimes by neighborhood and citywide. You can access the site here.   Did you know, you can file a police report with PPB for a crime that has already occurred and there’s no suspect information?  Just call the Non-Emergency number at 503-823-3333. You can also report certain crimes that meet the criteria for online reporting here.