This Month's Meeting Agenda

Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Board Meeting & Community Forum

Tuesday, February 6th, 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Community Forum 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m

Peninsula Odd Fellows

4834 N. Lombard Street

Meeting Purpose:

Community Forum: Ballet Measures and General Information on  Elections

Facilitator:  Mary-Margaret & Shawn Postera

Timekeeper:  Shawn Postera

5:30-6:00 p.m.        Board Meeting

  • January meeting minutes

  • Treasurer’s Report

    • $20 check for OR nonprofit status

  • New business and emergency items for consideration

End Board Meeting

Doors Open for Community Forum: 6:00pm

Meeting Purpose:

Community Forum: Ballet Measures and General Information on Elections

Facilitator:  Mary-Margaret 

Timekeeper:  Shawn Postera  Welcome Introductions & announcements

Community Forum


Hear about two issues that are expected to be on upcoming elections from representatives of campaigns in support and opposition. The Portsmouth Neighborhood Association may be asked to endorse one or both of these measures.

  • Just Energy Transitions

  • No organized opposition

  • Sugary beverages tax

  • Invited Opposition  


This event is a community forum and any member of the Portsmouth Neighborhood Association is eligible to vote on matters before the group. The format will include 5 minute statements / presentations by invited representatives of the organized campaigns. After these presentations, there will be 10 minutes for questions for the audience. If an endorsement is requested and a PNA member member makes a motion to endorse, a vote will be called by a show of hands.

PNA Membership

Membership shall be open to any person at least 18 years of age who lives, rents, or owns property within stated boundaries of the neighborhood association. It shall also be open to one voting representative at least 18 years of age from each business, organization, church, or government agency, which exists within the boundaries of the neighborhood association. Membership is established by signing the attendance/membership list at a PNA Community Forum meeting or PNA Board Meeting.

From the Portsmouth Neighborhood Association bylaws.

Attachments: PNA activities calendar, PNA Budget, PNA bylaws.

PNA Board members: Nicole Gipson (Secretary and livability lead), Akemi Ishikawa (Treasurer), Shawn Postera (Chair and Land Use Chair), Mary-Margaret Wheeler-Weber (member at large), & Oriana Magnaer (Vice Chair).

Attachments: FY 18 PNA activities calendar, FY 17 PNA Budget, PNA bylaws, PNA Officer responsibilities

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?

Other Neighborhood Meetings & Events

Public Safety Action Committee, fourth Wednesday of the month every other month, Kenton Firestation, 2209 N. Schofield. Call NPNS for more information: 503-823-4524

North Portland Parks Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 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

Portsmouth Neighborhood Emergency Team (P-NET),  2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8pm, New Columbia Community Center meeting room, 4624 N Trenton St. Portland, OR 97203, contact to confirm.