PNA General Meeting Happening This Thursday 10/24

Please join us for an informative evening this Thursday! We will have two guest speakers joining our Fall PNA General meeting and now is the time to become a Member of the PNA Board of Directors!

Meeting Agenda:
7:00 PM ~ Welcome!
7:05-7:30 ~ Columbia/Lombard Corridor Mobility Plan
 – Bryan Poole, PBOT Project Manager, will share information and updates on the Columbia/Lombard Corridor Mobility Plan project and answer questions. The plan will address safety, mobility, and access for freight, active transportation, and public transit both along the corridor (east/west) and across it (north/south). The project area runs from Interstate Avenue to I-205 with a buffer area to include parallel routes. The project began in January 2019 and is expected to go to City Council in summer 2020. More details can be found on the website.

7:30-8:00 ~ How to Write Your Rant – Lisa Loving, longtime Portland journalist, News Editor at The Skanner, and host of KBOO Community Radio talk show, will share highlights from her journalism-related workshop “How to Write Your Rant.” Inspired by her latest book “Street Journalist: Understand & Report the News in Your Community,” she will share highlights about her workshop happening on Saturday, October 26th 11:00-1:00, at the King Neighborhood Facility. It will be a fun and fast-paced workshop on opinion writing for everyday people, teaching basic skills for critical analysis whether as public comment in a municipal process, a letter to the editor, or a viral social media post, to name a few. The workshop is open to all interested community members.

8:00-8:30 ~ Join the PNA Board of Directors: Membership Openings and Committee Opportunities
Interested in becoming a member of the PNA Board of Directors or participating in one of the many PNA Committee opportunities? Thursday is the Annual General Membership Meeting and opportunity to join the Board of Directors for the following open roles;

  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Public Safety Liaison
  • Member At Large (3 openings)

There are also many opportunities to join various committee teams doing great work in our neighborhood! Over the coming year our goal is to create committees that will work to improve our neighborhood and community, strengthen networking and collaboration among neighbors, and bring great ideas to fruition. Many inspiring ideas were shared by neighbors at our PNA General Meeting last April and it would be amazing to start bringing them to life! If you are inspired to get involved with any of our committees, or have a committee idea of your own you’d like to share, please let us know!
PNA Committee Opportunities:

  • Piedmont/Arbor Lodge Co-op Tree Team
  • Neighborhood Emergency Response Team
  • Land Use and Code Change
  • Clean Air/Environmental Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Public Safety
  • Community Outreach
  • Neighborhood Clean Up

Contact chair@piedmontemerald.com and submit your name if you are interested in being nominated to serve on the PNA Board, or simply attend the Thursday meeting and let us know you are interested.

The PNA General Meeting is held at the Trinity Academy School located at 7424 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217.

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