Lents Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting September 26, 2017 7-9 PM


Lents Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting
September 26, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Lents Activity Center 8815 SE Woodstock
Doors open at 6:30, early arrival recommended
Agenda is subject to change prior to meeting as needed to accomodate time sensitive items.
7:00 PM – Welcome, Introductions and Meeting Ground Rules
7:05 PM – Nominatioins of Candidates from the floor
7:’15 PM – Introduction of Candidates – 2 minutes per candidate
7:45 PM – Ballot Collection
7:50 PM Annual Finance Report
8:05 PM Annual Activities Report
8:15 PM Ballot Collection Closes
8:45 PM Election Results

September Board Meeting Rescheduled

To accommodate board vacation schedules and allow board members to attend public meetings the City has scheduled the September Lents Neighborhood Association Board meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, September 18, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. The location is the Reedway Place Community Room.

LNA Board Meeting Agenda, September 18, 2017 6:30 PM, Reedway Place, 8940 SE Reedway, Portland, OR

Subject to change to accommodate time sensitive items and requests that come in between the time of agenda posting and the meeting.

Call to Order 6:30 PM


-Statement regarding the transfer of Duties from the Chair to the Vice Chair
-Statement regarding the document circulated by disrupters at the August General Meeting

Action Items
-Approval of August Board Meeting Minutes
– Creation of project specific accounts at EPN for recurring/ongoing LNA projects



Nominations Committee Report
Equity and Inclusion Committee Report
Treasurer’s Report

Action Items:
-Clarification of bylaws requirements for board candidacy
 – third term nominations clarification
– number of seats any person may be a candidate for concurrently
– Content of Affirmation of Residency document
-September Annual Meeting Agenda




LNA Election Update

The LNA Election on September 26th, 2017 is fast approaching. Candidates are stepping forward and we will need time to hear from them all before casting our votes.
To ensure all members are able to sign in before the meeting start time we will be doing the following:
1. Doors will open at 6:30 PM which is 30 minutes before the general meeting. This will allow time for folks to sign in and get their ballots before the meeting starts.
2. A piece of identification will be required to establish residency. Types of ID that work are photo IDs, drivers licenses, a utility bill with a Lents address, or a member may sign a statement of affirmation that they reside in the neighborhood. If you are representing a business or non-profit organization in the neighborhood, please bring a copy of the letter from that business/non-profit designating you as their official representative.
If you know someone you think would be a good candidate for the LNA board, please nominate them by emailing lentsneighborhood@gmail.com. You may also nominate yourself if you’re up for the job!
Board positions that are being voted on for this election are:
1. Chair
2. Land Use Chair
3. Transportation Chair
4. At-Large, 3 total available positions
Volunteers are also needed for election night. We need help getting folks signed in and distributing and counting ballots. We also need help watching the doors etc. to ensure folks don’t go in and out to sign in more than once.
There will be a pre-election meet and greet where folks can get to know candidates on September 12th at Kingpins Chalet Community Room at 6:30 PM

LNA August General Meeting Agenda

August 22, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lents Activity Center

8815 SE Woodstock Blvd

Agenda is subject to change based on special presenter’s availability and other time sensitive items that may arise between publication and the general meeting date.

7:00 PM Welcome and Introductions.

7:15 PM Holgate Library presentation 

7:30 PM Multnomah County Health Department on syringe drop boxes. 

7:45 PM Approval of draft Minutes from July General Meeting


7:50 PM Treasurer’s Report

7:55M Land Use
– SE 93rd and Woodstock Development, Marc Lisac, Lisac Brothers Construction

8:15 PM Equity & Inclusion Committee (Board Liaison Cora) — 5 minutes

8:20 Nominating Committee

8:25 Lents Founders Day Street Fair

8:35 Police Report

8:40 Public Safety Chairperson Report

8:45 Review of letter re Safe Zones

8:50 Public Comment


LNA August Board Meeting Agenda

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6:30-8:00 PM

Kingpins 3550 SE 92nd Ave

Meeting is located in the “Chalet” which is the accessory building on the south end of the parking lot. Meetings are open to the public, but public comment on agenda items is by board invitation only.


Founders Fair report out – By Michael Collins

Nomination’s Committee Report – by Judy

Equity and Inclusion Committee Report – By Cora

Treasurer’s Report – by Ray

Action Items:

New Business:
Board Composition for 2017-18 – determine the number of At-Large Members to be elected at the September General Meeting

Transfer of Funds to EPN account for Summer Events/Clean-up – Since we aren’t spending down funding for the Founders Fair, discuss moving some funds to the Summer Events and Clean-up accounts designated for LNA at EPN to ensure they are available during the next year and dedicated to these purposes.

Establishment of LNA Listserv for individuals who wish to receive announcements and event information by email

Adopt August General Meeting Agenda

Old Business:
Approve prior board meeting minutes



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!