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.
AGENDA: June 2018 LNA General Meeting_Agenda
The LNA General Membership will meet on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 7 PM, at the Lents Community Center located at 8835 SE Woodstock Street.
There will be a Community Appreciation Dinner right before the meeting, same location, starting at 6:30 PM. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.
June 16, 2018, 9 AM – 1 PM
Along SE 82nd Avenue
(Meet at 5613 SE 82nd Avenue at 9 AM sharp)
The Lents Neighborhood Association is partnering with SOLVE, Kink.fm, Metro, SE Uplift, City of Portland Graffiti Abatement Volunteer Program, and more to lead a graffiti and litter clean-up day on Saturday, June 16, from 9 AM until 1 PM. Volunteers will be picking up trash and painting over graffiti along SE 82nd Avenue.
If you’d like to help out, please meet us at the McDonald’s at 5613 SE 82nd Avenue (avoid parking in their parking lot) for a light breakfast and quick training. After the training, we will begin the clean-up on 82nd Avenue. In teams, we will work our way on both sides of SE 82nd Avenue to pick up trash and paint over graffiti.
At the end of the clean-up, we will celebrate all the great work with a free lunch for all volunteers at a central location.
We are still in need of volunteers. If you would like to partake in a few hours of community beautification, meet some new friends, and have some great food, please contact Lents Neighborhood Association board member firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here. All details will be sent to you by e-mail after you sign up.
Please dress for the weather and bring a reusable water bottle. We’ll provide all materials and training – no experience necessary.
June 16, 9 AM – 1 PM
5050 SE 82nd Avenue
Suggested donation: $10
The Neighborhood “Dumpster” Clean Up is a partnership between the Lents Neighborhood Association and the Lents Neighborhood Livability Association, and it will take place on June 16, 2018 from 9 AM to 1 PM, at 5050 SE 82nd Avenue, in the parking lot of the Adult & Teen Challenge Thrift Store.
Two, 30-yard dumpsters will be available for community members to dispose of bulky items or yard waste that won’t fit into regular garbage cans.
Unacceptable Items include the following:
• E-waste (TV’s, computers and computer monitors)
• Hazardous materials (i.e., paint, pesticides, chemicals, asbestos…)
• Toxic substances (fertilizers, creosote, pool supplies…)
• Pollutants and contaminants
• Infections waste, medical waste or radioactive waste as defined by applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations.
• All demotion and remodel debris must be accompanied with asbestos clearance paperwork from a certified asbestos abatement company. This is required for all structures from all years of construction.
Please sort carefully through the items you’ll be dumping to make sure there aren’t any small recyclables that might be better taken elsewhere so that we keep them out of the landfill. Here are Portland’s curbside recycling guidelines.
We are in need of more volunteers for this event. Please e-mail email@example.com if you’d like to help out.
The Lents Neighborhood Association board will meet in Executive Session on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, starting at 7 PM, at Leander Court, 4620 SE 122nd Avenue, to deliberate toward a decision on recent grievances.
Even though the executive session is closed to the public, the Board’s findings shall be a matter of public record.
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.
AGENDA: LNA May 2018 General Meeting Agenda
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Committee Reports May 2018
The LNA General Membership will meet on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 7 PM, at the Lents Community Center located at 8835 SE Woodstock Street. There will be a Community Appreciation Dinner right before the meeting, same location, starting at 6:30 PM. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.
This month’s discussion topic is State of Housing in Lents. We will be joined by Cupid Alexander (Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Ted Wheeler), Jamey Duhamel (Commissioner Chloe Eudaly’s Policy Director), and Cameron Herrington (Anti-Displacement PDX) to discuss housing affordability, the new State of Housing Report, tenant protections, and unit preservation/rental rehabilitation. Bring your questions!
We will gladly provide childcare or interpretation if it makes it easier for you to attend. Contact Sabina Urdes at Sabina.firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for either.
AGENDA: LNA April 2018 General Meeting Agenda
COMMITTEE REPORTS: April 2018 Committee Reports
The LNA General Membership will meet on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7 PM, at the Lents Community Center located at 8835 SE Woodstock Street.
There will be a Community Appreciation Dinner right before the meeting, starting at 6:30 PM.
8940 SE Reedway St.
Agenda: LNA Board Meeting April 2018
The meeting is open to the public, but public comment on an agenda items is by Board invitation only.
Board meetings are meetings in which Board members meet to discuss the agenda for the upcoming General Meeting, conduct informal communications with each other and ask questions they may have for Board members/Chairs before taking action on agenda items at upcoming meetings. The Board typically asks community members observing the Board meetings to hold agenda comments and questions for the general meeting.
NOTE: The door at Reedway Place Community Room locks, so if you arrive late, just knock and we’ll let you in.