|Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7pm
@ NECN office
4815 NE 7th Ave.
At its monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 4, NECN’s Land Use and Transportation Committee will host City Commissioner Steve Novick and Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat to discuss transportation priorities for our neighborhoods. Other agenda items will follow the discussion. Come get involved with this active NECN committee!
The King Neighborhood Association’s ‘Green King’ project – sponsored by NECN — is nearing completion. On Saturday, Nov. 9, volunteers added compost and scores of native plants to a strip of the King Neighborhood Facility parking lot that had been ‘depaved’ in October. The last remaining step is to install parking bumpers to keep cars from driving into the new bioswale, which will capture stormwater and naturally infiltrate it into the ground.
The project is expected to reduce flooding and standing water in the parking lot, and to provide a more healthful and beautiful environment for the King Farmers’ Market, which takes place on Sundays, May-November. Click here to donate!
Three new staff members have recently joined the NECN team. Please join us in welcoming them!
Project Coordinator: Committees
Claire’s experience includes public policy research, communications and outreach, volunteer coordination, and facilitation. Claire previously served as a project coordinator for Healthy Democracy, where she supported a voter information process around state ballot measures called the Citizens’ Initiative Review. She also coordinated Oregon’s Kitchen Table, an online engagement platform linking public input with state government decision-making.
Project Coordinator: Special Projects and Initiatives
Fran brings years of experience in project management, outreach, event planning and community consensus-building and collaboration. Having served as the Regional Manager for The Meals on Wheels People, Fran has extensive experience tracking and managing projects. Fran has also worked in the areas of youth development and affordable housing, and brings skills in fundraising, evaluation and budgeting. She is a long-time resident of N/NE Portland.
Cameron’s background is in community organizing, grassroots political advocacy, and communications. He also has experience in design and layout, fundraising, and public involvement. He most recently worked at the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, where he helped the Community Watershed Stewardship Program revamp its messaging and outreach to more effectively reach underrepresented groups. Cameron is proficient in Spanish.
Cameron will manage NECN’s communications and outreach, including the website, newsletter, social media, and community calendar. He will also support neighborhoods in developing and implementing their communications and outreach strategies.
On Saturday, Oct. 26, volunteers from the King neighborhood joined Depave and other partners to remove a strip of asphalt from the parking lot on the south side of King School. On Nov. 9th, volunteers will add native plants to the de-paved area.
The project — funded by the Community Watershed Stewardship Program and sponsored by NECN — is expected to alleviate flooding issues in the parking lot, which is home to the King Farmers’ Market on Sundays, May-November. Check out video of the de-paving below, and visit the Green King project online for more info.
Pitch in for the volunteer planting party on Nov. 9th, 10am-1pm, at NE 7th Ave. & Wygant St.