2020-2021 LNA Board Members

 

Gerald AdkinsTreasurer: Gerald Adkins

I was born and raised in Canton Ohio, and recently moved from Ohio to Portland in 2016 to pursue better quality of work and have resided here since. I have lived in Lents with my Wife and 3 daughters for 2 years and have a strong desire to strengthen the neighborhood for my children’s sake as they will grow up here.

I am a Realtor by trade and a filmmaker by hobby, but my primary “job” is a father and husband. I believe in the family as the base to all communities regardless of the category.

 

Natalie Atkins

Public Safety: Natalie Adkins

I was born and raised in Washington State, moved to Ohio, then back to the West Coast to pursue job opportunities as a nurse. I have lived in Lents for about four years and my kids attend school here. I have worked in the healthcare field for as long as I can remember, volunteering with youth, volunteering at after-school programs with disadvantaged youth, working as a family case manager, and assisting adults with job placement and resume writing.

I’m passionate about doing my best to help close the wealth gap and empower disadvantaged communities through education.

 

At-Large 1 year: Jason Bird

Bio coming soon!

Land Use Chair: Jennifer Breedlove

Bio coming soon!

Morgin Carpenter Secretary: Morgin Carpenter

I have been living in Lents for 4 years. My daughter is a student at Kelly Elementary and I have been volunteering at the school as well as teaching classes in the SUN program for over a year.

I’m ran for the Secretary position because I wanted to contribute my skills in media and technology toward a positive community environment. I truly believe that positive change happens from the ground up and supporting those in our own communities is the best and most effective way to do that.

 

Jean FangVice Chair: Jean Fang

I moved to Lents in July 2020, and am excited to develop deep roots here and support this amazing neighborhood as it grows. In my short time calling Lents home, I’ve already seen the importance of the neighborhood association bringing neighbors together via the LNA’s Zoom Meetings, and keeping Lents clean with the Neighborhood Clean-up event in September. I hope you’ll let me utilize my passion for community, my organizational skills, and my creativity to engage and empower Lents.

The events of this past year have been unexpected in many ways, but most of all, have highlighted the importance of knowing our neighbors and supporting our community. I am running for the position of vice-chair in order to support all of our board members to develop programming aligned with the LNA’s Purpose and enhance what it means to be part of the Lents Neighborhood.

I’m an engineer by trade, but not by personality. You’ll recognize me by my smile, and I encourage you to say hello! Neighbors: let’s build something together!

Katie PennaAt-Large, 1 Year: Katie Penna

I’ve been living in Lents for 6 years. I’m passionate about community, bringing the Lents community together, and bringing equity and inclusion to the Portland city government.

I have previously sat on the LNA board, I was appointed when we had a rash of resignations and needed a quorum before the election. I also sat on the board of a non-profit called baby blues for 1 year.

Chair: Sabina Urdes

Bio coming soon!

At-Large 2 years: Nicole Williams

Bio coming soon!

 

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