This Month's Meeting Agenda

Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Board & Community Forum Meeting

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016



Portland Abbey, 7600 N Hereford


Community Forum


Hear from individuals and agencies working to provide shelter and housing for people living without homes. Ask questions about the City's work with organized homeless camps and campers and the City/County joint initiative on providing housing. Learn about a proposal to provide emergency shelter at Portland Abbey (just off Lombard, behind Cha Cha Cha).


Facilitator: Mary-Margaret Wheeler-Weber, Chair




6:30-6:45 pm    Opening: Welcome, Introductions and Announcements


6:45 - 7:45 pm    Round Table: Responding to homelessness in our community

Josh Alpert, Mayor's Office, City of Portland

Marc Jolin, Home for Everyone

Karen Ward, St. Andrew and All Souls Church

Edna Wilson-Hoesch, Hereford House Food Pantry Director

Danielle Herman, Overlook Neighborhood Association


7:45 - 8:00 pm    Closing and next steps




Home for Everyone website:

Homelessness Toolkit:

PNA bylaws :

Guidelines for effective communication

  • Listen to understand

  • Speak respectfully

  • Try to avoid being repetitive by respectfully showing support when you agree with something said rather than saying it again

  • 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 - if you’ve already spoken, see if someone else would like to speak

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


Upcoming Neighborhood Events

Dumpster Day! Saturday, April 30th, 10-2 PM, Eagles Parking Lot. Low cost alternative to the dump. Check the Portsmouth NA Facebook Page and Nextdoor for details.


Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Board Elections Tuesday, May 24, 6:30-8:00, location tbd. Get active in your community and amplify your voice by working with your neighbors on issues including livability, transportation, land use, public safety, public art, green spaces and more ….