Lents Neighborhood Association 2019 Board Elections

Date: September 24, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Lents Activity Center, 8815 SE Woodstock Blvd.

Open positions:

Chair – 2-year term

Vice-Chair – 1-year term 

Secretary – 1-year term

Treasurer – 1-year term

Land Use Chair – 2-year term

Transportation Chair – 1-year term

At Large seats – three 1-year terms; two 2-year terms

Eligibility:

To be eligible to run, you have to:
-Live in Lents
-Be at least 18 years old
-Be an LNA member (if you fulfill the above two conditions and you sign in on the night of the election, you can become a member)

Time commitment:

Board meetings: monthly, every 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm

General membership meetings: monthly, every 4th Tuesday, of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm

E-mail correspondence & setup/take down for meetings: 1-2 hours per month minimum

Optional: 

Committee meetings, if you choose to join or create one (once a month or less)

Events, if you choose to help organize or create one 

Board member training: TBD, via the district coalition office (East Portland Community Office)

How to run for a position on the board:

  1. E-mail lentsneighborhoodassociation@gmail.com with your intention to run by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 20, 2019, if you wish to be on the ballot. If you don’t request to be added to the ballot by the cut off date and still want to run for a position, you may also show up on the day of the election as a write-in. 
  2. Prepare a speech no longer than 3 minutes for election night, covering:
  • Your skills and experience that would prepare you for the positions for which you are running 
  • Why you are the best candidate for that position
  • Anything else you might like to say 

3. Optional: Let the community know that you are running ahead of time and invite them to show up and vote for you on election night. You may consider sharing your candidacy via social media (Facebook pages and groups, Twitter, NextDoor, etc..), e-mail, flyers on announcement boards (where permitted), in person, and more. If you’d like help with outreach, please let us know.

Questions? E-mail lentsneighborhoodassociation@gmail.com.

2019 Lents Bike Tour: June 29

Open to all: Please join us for a tour of Lents’ unique attractions, including Malden Court Community Orchard, pollinator sites, and Lents Collective.

Think of it as Lents’ very own Pedalpalooza event! We’ll kick off the tour at the Community Tool Library, 9215 SE Ramona Street, at 10 AM, and that’s also where we will end around 12 PM. After the tour, we’ll continue over to Flipside, for conversations and a bite or refreshing beverage.

This event is hosted by the Lents Neighborhood Association and Green Lents. For the latest updates, visit the event Facebook page.


OPEN HOUSE: Let’s talk about Lents!

What improvements do you want to see happen in Lents? Are you interested in working toward making them happen?

At our upcoming monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 26, starting at 7 PM at the Lents Activity Center, we will devote a considerable portion of the agenda to exploring our committees and what they’re currently working on, as well as what might be coming up. 

This will be OPEN HOUSE style. You can walk around and check out each committee and join any work session(s) that seems appealing to you. OR you can bring your own project and receive help with obtaining funding to make it happen!

Angela Previdelli, Grant Specialist with East Portland Community Office will be there as a resource.

So far, we have the following committees:

Transportation
Traffic
Public Safety
Land Use
Events (Community Closet, Lents Fair, Pet Parade, Memory Garden)
Lents History Project

This meeting is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend! We serve food and offer childcare and interpretation at no charge to the community.

Lents Community Pre-Election Assembly

6:30 PM August 30, 2018 – Asian Health and Service Center

9035 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR

 

Ever wonder what the heck are these Neighborhood Associations? What is the Lents Neighborhood Association Board, and what do I need to know to decide whether to run for office in the upcoming election September 25th?

The Lents Neighborhood Association invites the community to bring your questions and curiosity to our informational event, August 30, 2018 at 6:30 PM. We will meet at the new Asian Health and Service Center, 9035 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR. Paul Leistner, Neighborhood Program Coordinator for the City’s Office of Community & Civic Life, will share with us his experience and knowledge, including but not limited to:

  • History and development of the LNA;
  • What it has been and what it could be;
  • Opportunities, resources and limitations of being a city-linked association;
  • the LNA Board;
  • Info to make smart decisions about running for an open board position at the Annual Meeting on September 25th.

It’s time for all of us to come together to learn the nitty gritty about our Neighborhood Association and how each of us can contribute to livability in Lents and progress via the LNA. We encourage all LNA members who care about the well-being of Lents to join your neighbors at this meeting.

We now have a newsletter!

We now have a newsletter that we’ll be sending out twice a month: once right after a General Membership Meeting (to recap major decisions/action items, approved minutes, and committee reports) and a second time ahead of the next General Membership Meeting, to share draft minutes from the previous meeting and agenda for future one.

To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.

Community Appreciation Dinner

March 27, 6 PM – 7 PM

8835 SE Woodstock Blvd

Connect on Facebook / RSVP

Dear Lents community,

The 4th Tuesday of every month is typically when we host our General Meetings, starting at 7 PM. This time, we’d like to do it a little differently: let’s meet an hour early, starting at 6 PM, to share a warm meal with our neighbors and get to know each other better!

Our meetings are usually about LNA business, and they tend to be packed with agenda items. But this hour before the meeting is meant to be packed with good conversation and delicious food.

In preparation for the event, think of something that you might like to share about yourself with your neighbors. Do you have a special family tradition? A cool project that you’re working on? Something that you’re passionate about?

We look forward to getting to know you better!

Please RSVP so that we order enough food for everyone.

Childcare or translation needed? Contact Sabina Urdes, Sabina.lents.na@gmail.com.

 

Know a neighbor with a “can-do” disposition that wants to tackle community based projects?

Nominate them to serve on the Lents Neighborhood Association Board! The current positions open are:

Chair – Facilitates meetings, coordinates with guest speakers, prepares agendas and assists other board members in achieving the shared goals of the LNA.

Land Use Chair – Monitors Land-use cases in the neighborhood and helps nearby neighbors respond to Land-use cases. Helps neighbors connect with and learn about larger city issues concerning land-use and the built environment.  Coordinates with BDS, BPS and Metro to ensure that neighbors are able to provide feedback on issues of land-use.

Transportation Chair – Keeps track of transportation planning issues and projects that impact Lents. Coordinates with ODOT, PBOT, Metro and TriMet to ensure that neighbors are able to provide feedback on issues of transportation.

At-Large – The “Choose your own Adventure” position. At-Large board members take on special projects. In the past, they’ve tackled organizing neighborhood clean-ups, organizing town hall events, doing membership outreach, and coordinating with other local groups like Parent Teacher Associations.

If you know anyone who would be a great LNA board member – nominate them! Or send them this LNA Candidate Form so they can self-nominate!