Neighborhood Association Goals
Our focus is below, but we welcome you to bring your expertise forward in helping us with these or any passion you may have to share with us.
- Emergency prepardness
- Community meet ups/socials
- Earth Month Activities to clean up our neighborhood in April
- Public Safety: focus on transportation including walkability and biking
- Houselessness: Conversations on homeless and how to prevent this and end it.
- Elections: Opportunities to register to vote and to learn more about ballot measures with information and discussions.
- Land Use: Code Reconcillation Project and 2035 Comp Plan are priorities for all of us to think about and make sure we tell the City what we think with there many platforms for feedback.
In August of 2015, the board met and discussed ongoing priorities. You can view the detailed results of that conversation here. To summarize, the board agreeed to the following activities and priorities:
- Land Use: Having representation at North Portland Land-Use Group meetings
- Community art events: concerts in the park, murals, support to other arts events
- Community clean ups: Dumpster Day, localized litter patrols
- Community exploration: A neighborhood walk
- Safety and pareparedness: Connecting to the Portsmouth Neighborhood Emergency Team, sponsoring National Night Out parties, attending North Portland Public Safety Action Team meetings
During the summer of 2013, the board gathered together for some neighborhood goal setting and hoping to pursue the following projects.
- Enhance Neighborhood Communications -This has been started by uplifting the website, and creating a community calendar. We're always looking for guest bloggers, interesting presenters for upcoming meetings and new ideas, so if this is your fortay, please let us know!
- Neighborhood Events - The focus event this year will likely be an event in a neighborhood park. If you're interested in events, or simply have a great idea, or some time to share, join us in planning fun and cool events for Portsmouth!
- Community Art - We'd love to see more art in Portsmouth, and are looking into mural, intersection repair and other options. If you're an artist, or simply love art, join us here!
- Community Placemaking - We're hoping to do some positive neighborhood outreach and increase neighborhood enagement. If you love Portsmouth too, let's spread the Portsmouth love together!
- Clean Up Day - Help plan our neighborhood clean up day - the day when folks can not only shed their homes of excess things, but also be involved in a community clean up project, if they'd like. If this is important to you, we'd love you help!