Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Portland Parks has proposed closing one of our neighborhood's most important assest for building community and wellness. Working together, we can stop this. Find out how you can help at savecolumbiapool.com
At an emergency meeting last night (Monday, March 18) the Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Board voted to oppose Portland Parks's proposal to close Columbia Pool in 2020.
Portsmouth is a neighborhood on the North Portland peninsula. Its boundaries are the railroad cut on the west, Lombard on the south, Chautauqua on the east and Columbia Boulevard on the north.
The Portsmouth Neighbothood Assocation is one of the 95 officially recognized neighborhood associations in Portland. Neighborhood associations are a powerful resource that draws together a diversity of people who are concerned with issues affecting the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Participation is voluntary and open to all residents who live, own property or a business, organization, church or government agency within its boundaries.
Your neighborhood association does the following:
Advocates: Represents neighborhood interests to local government, participates on policy committees, develops grassroots campaigns and advocates for community priorities.
Communicates Activities and Ideas: Organizes forums, writes and distributes neighborhood communications.
Organizes Community Events: Plans block parties, festivals, clean-ups, tree plantings and other events.
Attend your Association meetings: Discuss important issues with neighbors
Participate on a Committee: Organize events and activities
Join the Board of Directors: Plan priorities and make decisions
Participate in Association Activities: Contribute to social media, plant a tree, volunteer and participate in other activities
Help create vibrant, livable, sustainable and democratic communities in North Portland!
For more information on how to get involved, contact one of the current Board members.