LNA Board Vacancy – Secretary

Hello All – we are seeking individuals who are interested in filling our vacant Board position of Secretary.

Secretary duties:
The Secretary shall record and maintain minutes of membership
and board meetings, assist the Chair with correspondence, and maintain the non‐financial files of the LNA. The Secretary will maintain a list of Board members and their terms.

Time commitment: At least 4 hours a month participating in meetings of the board and general membership, additional time compiling minutes, presenting them to the board and membership for review, and submitting accepted/adopted minutes to East Portland Neighborhood Office/ONI for record keeping purposes. The Secretary also frequently assists with meeting location scheduling/logistics and preparation of official correspondence.

The vacancy will be filled will be filled by appointment made by the Board, by a majority vote by board members present at a board meeting, subject to ratification by a majority vote of the general membership present at the next regularly called general membership meeting.

To express interest in the position, please submit a letter of introduction to the LNA board via email: lentsneighborhood at gmail dot com. We will accept letters of introduction until December 31, 2017.

October 2017 LNA Board Meeting Agenda

  1. LNA October Board Meeting

October 12, 2017,  6:30 – 8 PM

Location  Reedway Place Community room 8940 SE Reedway


Doors open at 6 PM. Show up early if you’d like to chat with the new Board of Directors!


6:30 — Call to Order

-Welcome guests, introduction of new Board of Directors

-Approval of prior Board minutes

-Board communication: email, social media, filming meetings

-Vote on budget for 2017-2018

-Vote on renewing fiscal sponsorship with East Portland Neighbors

-Presentation & vote: Kelly Elementary’s request for support of the Community Livability Grant, Rebecca Binford

-Vote on policy for filming meetings (defer to Office of Neighborhood Involvement policy)

-Bank account signatories; change Secretary of State filings

-Discussion: Goal setting and projects for the year; childcare arrangements with Kelly PTA?

-Discussion: October General Meeting Agenda; combine general meeting in November and December?


8:00 PM – Meeting adjourned


*Agenda is subject to change prior to the meeting, as needed.

**The meeting is open to the public, but public comment on agenda items is by Board invitation only.

Lents Neighborhood Association 2017 Election Results



Chair – Sabina Urdes 129 votes 69% of votes cast
Transportation – Christo Brehm 127 votes 71% of votes cast
Land Use – Cora Potter 132 votes 71% of votes cast
At Large 2 year – Jason Umtuch 115 votes 34% of votes cast
At Large 2 year – Barbara Bader 102 votes 30% of votes cast
At Large 1 year – Amina Wilson 144 votes 92% of votes cast

Other candidates and write ins:

David Potts 58 votes 31%
Jacqueline Trembly 1 vote >1%

Judy Low 52 votes 29%
Robert Santangelo 1 vote >1%

Land Use
Char Pennie 54 votes 29%
David Potter 1 vote >1%

At Large 2 year
Robert Schultz 73 votes 21%
Erik Benson 52 votes 15%

At Large 1 year
Erik Benson 3 votes 2%
Douglas Morrow 2 votes 1%
Tyler Hardin 1 vote >1%
Robert Schultz 1 vote >1 %
Gary Primack 1 vote >1%
Lee Rimar 1 vote >1%
Jonna Berman 1 vote >1%
Jennifer Young 1 vote >1%

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