How well is your family prepared for an emergency like an electrical outage? Or a winter storm? Or an earthquake? In Sunnyside, we share the motto: Be Prepared, Not Scared!
Southeast Uplift has generously offered to include information in this newsletter to help you prepare easily and inexpensively for any event. We want residents to be educated and equipped to help each other when needed. Every small step you take makes a difference. Every gallon of water. Every can of tuna. And believe it or not, it can be fun – and kids enjoy it too!
2017 legislative recap & preparation for 2018’s short legislative session in February!
It’s nearly that time of year again when our Oregon legislators come together to discuss, deliberate, and make decisions about policies and funding that impact livability from a state to a neighborhood level. If you missed our article last session, you can brush up on last year’s priorities and tips to participate in statewide legislative session here.
Neighborhood Small Grants support projects that empower and involve community members to shape and create their neighborhoods. Are you interested in grants for our community? From now until January 8, 2018, interested parties can submit grants for funding ranging from $300-$4,000, with over $24,000 available total!
There will be two in person workshops on November 8th and November 18th. To register please click here! If you are unable to attend a workshop, they will also be hosting two online webinars for interested community members on November 16th and December 5th. To register for the November webinar please click here. For the December webinar please click here.
This program is hosted by SE Uplift and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about free this community discussion, please contact Muz Afzal at (503)232-0010 ext 319.
Our neighborhood coalition, SE Uplift, is holding elections for new at-large board members in July! SE Uplift works to assist the citizens and neighborhood associations of Southeast Portland to create communities that are livable, socially diverse, safe, and vital. They provide an organizational structure and forum to empower citizens to effectively resolve issues of livability and community development. Meetings are held the first Monday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00PM at 3534 SE Main St. At-large board member positions serve a one-year term.
To be considered for an at-large board position at SE Uplift, you must meet one of the following criteria:
represent an organization (ex. Bike Loud PDX)
have expertise in a certain area (ex. city planning)
are a member of an under-represented group (ex. minority or renter)
represent a business association (ex. Woodstock Business Association)
(Applicants representing an organization or business association need to be nominated by their organization.)