MNA January Board and General Meeting Agendas

Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting
Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA)
Monday, January 13, 2014
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Montavilla United Methodist Church – 232 SE 80th Avenue

  • Report on MNA finances (bank account balances, recent expenditures); discussion led by Diana Marshall, MNA Treasurer (10 minutes)
  • Discussion of next steps for MNA’s strategic planning work (e.g. how to engage neighbors in our strategic planning) that will guide MNA’s work in the next several years; discussion led by Stephen Rice, MNA Business Community Liaison (15 minutes)
  • Vote on an MNA-authored letter to Commissioner Steve Novick that will advocate for upgraded pedestrian crossings and additional rapid flash beacons on 82nd Avenue; discussion led by Lew Scholl, MNA Land Use and Transportation Committee Chair (10 minutes)
  • Information sharing about the Southeast Uplift (SEUL) Creative Engagement Grant; update by Kelly Fedderson, SEUL Community Resource Program Manager (5 minutes)
  • Proposal for music at MNA general membership meetings; discussion led by Roger Warren, MNA Member at Large for Parks (5 minutes)
  • Refreshing our memories on aspects of MNA operations that need focus early in 2014 (e.g. meeting frequency and format, efficient and effective use of committees, SEUL fiscal sponsorship planning, MNA newsletter production, rewrite of MNA bylaws); discussion led by Fritz Hirsch, MNA Chair (15 minutes)
    Board member updates (15 minutes)

 

Agenda – General Membership Meeting
Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA)
Monday, January 13, 2014
7:30 – 8:30 PM
Montavilla United Methodist Church – 232 SE 80th Avenue

  • Introductions and social time – Meet your neighbors, MNA board members and special guests over refreshments (20 minutes)
  • Idea of a potential Burnside Street “road diet” (see this link for reference: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/159156-city-hopes-road-diet-improves-livability); presentation and discussion led by special guest Terry Dublinski, board member of North Tabor Neighborhood Assn (15 minutes)
  • Update on the new developments happening at the PCC SE campus at 82nd and Division (learn more at bond.pcc.edu/campus/southeast-center); presentation and Q&A led by Christine Egan, Community Relations Manager, Southeast Center, Portland Community College (30 minutes)
  • Sharing info with the neighborhood about what Post 5 Theatre is, upcoming events and theatre productions, Post 5 Theatre’s desire for partnership with the neighborhood (learn more at postfivetheatre.org); Ty Boice, Producing Artistic Director, Post 5 Theatre at Milepost 5 (10 minutes)
  • Update on Bridger PTA Auction on March 1st; Vivian Fallo, Bridger PTA (10 minutes)
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