The Montavilla Neighborhood Association has a handful of committees tasked with working on important issues affecting the neighborhood. You can find a list of our committees and a description of the work they do and current roster and contact information.

Steering Committee

Chair: Justine Scannell
Committee Contact: steeringcommittee [at] montavillapdx.org
Members: Benjamin Kerensa, Elaine Hakala,

The Montavilla Neighborhood Association Steering Committee helps steer organizational tasks for the neighborhood association.

Communications Committee

Chair: Vacant
Committee Contact: communications [at] montavillapdx.org
Members: Jennifer Tamayo, Benjamin Kerensa, Elaine Hakala,

The Montavilla Neighborhood Association Communications Committee is chaired by the Communications Chair and is tasked with managing Montavilla Neighborhood Association communications and ensuring we are effective in our communicating the affairs of the Neighborhood Association to our members and the public. The Communications Committee also provides oversight and creates policy surrounding management of our Social Media, Website, Newsletter etc.

Land Use & Transportation Committee

Chair: Nick Mira
Committee Contact: landuse [at] montavillapdx.org
Members: Jennifer Tamayo, Benjamin Kerensa, Michael Sonnleitner

The Montavilla Neighborhood Association Land Use & Transportation (LU&T) Committee is chaired by our Land Use & Transportation Chair and is tasked with discussing Land Use & Transportation issues that are important to residents of the Montavilla Neighborhood and advising the board on action that can be taken to move forward Land Use & Transportation policy in a meaningful and positive way.

Housing & Homelessness Committee

Chair: Jennie Shaver
Committee Contact: housing-homelessness [at] montavillapdx.org
Members: Jane Lawson, Benjamin Kerensa

The Montavilla Neighborhood Association Housing & Homelessness Committee is tasked with discussing Housing & Homelessness issues that are important to residents of the Montavilla Neighborhood and advising the board on action that can be taken to move forward Housing & Homelessness policy or provide support in a meaningful and positive way.