This Month's Meeting Agenda

Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.



Portland Abbey Arts

7600 N. Hereford Ave.

Board Meeting Purpose:

This is the monthly PNA board meeting to discuss topics/proposals that have surfaced during the last month and set the agenda for the coming meeting/s.


Facilitator: Mary-Margaret Wheeler-Weber - Chair


Timekeeper: tbd

Board Meeting Discussion Topics:


6:30-6:40 p.m.


Introductions & announcements

Approval of August Minutes – Board vote


6:40-6:45 p.m.

Treasurer’s report

Request for approval of up to $450 for 250 PNA branded reflective arm bands - Board vote

Discussion of 2016/2017 budget; 2015/2016 budget for reference

7:00-7:25 p.m.

Board discussion of topics including:

Hearing on New Meadows development

Request for letter of suppport from Karen Ward for Portland Abbey Arts renovations making space ADA accessible and adding 22 units of affordable housing

Planning for future events


7:25-7:30 p.m.

Emergency Issues for Consideration


PNA bylaws

Guidelines for effective communication

  • Listen to understand

  • Speak respectfully

  • Try to avoid repeating things that have already been said.

  • Use the “community garden” for issues we need to follow up on

  • Make room for people to speak who may be quiet or slow to take the floor

  • What else do we want to add to this list?


Neighborhood Events


St. Johns #VoterRegistrationDay: September 27th, 8250 N. Lombard between 12pm and 5pm, and get registered to vote! Tell your family, your friends, and your next door neighbor! You can RSVP online, or just stop by. We're also looking for volunteers to help us register voters! If you have previous experience registering voters, speak Spanish, or are just excited to help out, email Community Resource Manager, Jenna Hudson. Voter Education night on October 26th from 6-7:30pm (location TBD) and our Biz Mob for November 8th (election night) will be at McMenamins so we can watch the results roll in.


Public Safety Action Committee, fourth Wednesday of the Month, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Kenton Firestation, 2209 N. Schofield


North Portland Parks Committee, first Wednesday of the month starting in September, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Kenton Firestation, 2209 N. Schofield


North Portland Land Use Group, fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Kenton Firestation, 2209 N. Schofield