There are seven candidates declared for the ten positions open for the Board of Directors. Those candidates are: Karen Brunke, Roger Eddy, Parker McNulty, Page Stockwell, Ron Walters, Bill Welch, Wayne Wirta

There is one candidate for President: Karen Karlsson

To vote at the meeting, you must be a member of NWDA as a resident, a property owner, or a representative of a business or non-profit organization. Deadline for membership application is Noon, Wednesday May 17th. Membership forms are available online. or at Neighbors West-Northwest, 2257 NW Raleigh, Portland, 97210

Absentee ballots are available at Neighbors West-Northwest office 9 am - 4 pm weekdays from Monday, May 15th to Monday, May 22nd. Absentee voting is permitted but proxies are not allowed. To vote absentee, you must register as a member at least three business days in advance of receiving a ballot, and no later than Noon, Wednesday May 17th.

The Northwest District is a diverse, vibrant neighborhood in central Portland, Oregon. It is at the base of the surrounding western hills and borders the Downtown. It has a varied and intricate history that has evolved along with the City as a whole, made up of a rich texture of citizens that may have many different opinions and beliefs, but share a common dedication to their neighbors and their neighborhood.

The Northwest District Association (NWDA) is a city-recognized neighborhood organization that represents much of northwestern Portland. As such, NWDA is a political increment in the City of Portland, and is advisory to its Bureaus, Commissions and Council on affairs affecting the Northwest and its ongoing character and quality of life.

The NWDA is comprised of citizens representing residential, commercial and institutional interests in the District. NWDA's committees are formed around areas of interest and policy, and their members meet regularly to further our voice in the affairs of the City, as well as to just be neighbors. So, please join us. It's pretty easy to fit in.