Friday, March 4, 2011

SGNA Community Board Meeting this Tuesday!

SGNA Community Board Meeting Agenda
Tuesday March 8, 7:30 to 9:00pm
at Holladay Park Plaza(NE 16th & NE Multnomah)

Introductions: Craig Nyschens

Approval of previous meeting’s minutes

Vote to appoint Lew Curtis (from HPP) to SGNA Board

Guest Speaker: Linda McDowell regarding Community Gardens 7:45 - 8:15

TRASH BASH discussion/plans 8:15 – 8:30

Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports


Come one, come all! Refreshment provided.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Come Learn how Portland rooftops are getting greener and protecting our rivers and streams!

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Oregon Convention Center
Hall B

Ecoroof Portland 2011 participants will learn how ecoroofs work, why they're important, and what resources are available to help start their own projects. They can get information directly from ecoroof vendors including architects, consultants, contractors, landscape architects, manufacturers, nurseries, structural engineers, suppliers, researchers, and non-profit and community organizations.

Activities will include speakers and project tours with an emphasis on both commercial and residential ecoroof development.

Fair attendance is FREE!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

NEBBA Annual Meeting this Wednesday

You're Invited!
Please join us this Wednesday at the NE Broadway Business Association's annual meeting

When: Wed. March 2
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church - entrance at 1624 NE Hancock
Guest Speaker: Heather Hoell, Executive Director, Alliance of Portland Neighborhood Business Associations

Sorry about the late notice, but I wanted to invite you to join us this Wednesday evening for NEBBA's annual meeting. Many of our customers and friends come from the surrounding neighborhoods, and obviously the more of us working together to create a stronger neighborhood/business district community the better! We're very cognizant of the fact that NE Broadway/Weidler borders six different neighborhoods from 6th to 33d Avenues.

Hear about last year's accomplishments and where NEBBA is headed in 2011. Topics will include marketing and promotion efforts; annual events; pedestrian and traffic issues; growth and land use plans; membership and finance; and more. Members will also elect this year's Board and Officers. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Our special guest speaker is Heather Hoell, Executive Director of the Alliance of Portland Neighborhood Business Associations (APNBA). She'll discuss the state of Portland's business districts and why business district associations are crucial to their success; as well as how NEBBA members and area businesses can utilize available resources to improve the area's overall economic vitality. It's going to be informative and very useful.

We'd love to see you there!


Murray Koodish
Northeast Broadway Business Association (NEBBA)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Coyotes in the City! March 3rd @ Grant High

Coyotes have established themselves on urban landscapes across North America. Today
they can be found in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Cleveland and
yes, Portland! Although coyotes have lived in NE Portland for years, they have suddenly
become much more visible in recent months.

A Presentation on Urban Coyotes by Bob Sallinger,
Conservation Director Audubon Society of Portland &
Barbara Brower and students of the Geography Dept. at PSU.

March 3rd @ 6:30 PM

Grant High School
2245 NE 36th Avenue


Come learn about urban coyotes, the role they play in
our urban ecosystem and how we can reduce and
prevent conflicts. The presentation will focus
specifically on the increased coyote sightings in
Alameda, Grant, Irvington and Beaumont-Wilshire

Bob Sallinger has been tracking urban coyote issues
across the Metropolitan Landscape for nearly two
decades. PSU and Audubon are launching a new
Urban Coyote Project which will focus on increasing
awareness and understanding about urban coyotes
and developing best management practices to prevent
and reduce conflicts.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sullivan's Gulch Community Meeting Tonight!!

Hey Gulchers!

Tonight is our monthly community meeting in the first floor Club Room of Holladay Park Plaza(NE 16th & Multnomah) at 7:30p.m. We could really use your attendance at this one.

We'll discuss the roles that a neighborhood association should play in our rapidly changing quadrant of Portland. SGNA is increasingly being asked to take a stand on issues big and small. Plus, the Portland Plan, urban renewal, and streetcar are just a few new development projects that are coming to our nabe requiring input and perhaps even advocacy. We'd like to hear all your voices reflected in our discussions, deliberations and decisions.

Tasty refreshments served, as usual. Hope to see you tonight!

Monday, February 7, 2011


SGNA Board/Community Meeting Agenda
Tuesday Feb 8 7:30 to 9:00pm
at Holladay Park Plaza(NE 16th & NE Multnomah)

Introductions by Craig Nyschens, Chair

Old Business:

Approval of Jan. Minutes

New Business:

Information regarding what the role of a Neighborhood Association really is. F
acilitated by Shoshana Cohen from Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN)


Committee Reports

AmericaSpeaks! Carolyn Lukensmeyer at Univ. of Portland Feb. 10

: Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, founder and president of AmericaSpeaks, will give a talk at the University of Portland at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. The lecture will take place in Buckley Center Auditorium on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., and is free and open to the public.

AmericaSpeaks – a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization – has worked to provide citizens with a greater voice in the policy making process and develop new institutions that can strengthen our democracy. This lecture is an excellent opportunity for all community members interested in learning from one of the nation’s leading experts on citizens engaging with government.

Lukensmeyer was Chief of Staff to Governor Dick Celeste of Ohio from 1986 to 1991. She was also Consultant to the White House Chief of Staff for nine months during the Clinton administration.

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