Board Meetings

NWDA Board meetings are usually held from 6:00 to 7:45 pm on the third Monday of the month, unless moved up or back a week by a national or school holiday. All are welcome at our board meetings.

Meetings are normally held at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, but the assigned room is subject to change from month to month please check the agenda posted on this website the week ahead of the meeting.

The NWDA Executive Committee meets at NWNW (2257 NW Raleigh) at 8 am. on the Wednesday 12 days before each Board Meeting to set the agenda for the upcoming Board meeting.

Check the NWDA calendar for confirmation on upcoming NWDA Board meetings. Meetings are generally held at:
Legacy Good Samaritan
1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland OR 97210

All are invited to attend!

Board Meeting – Mon, March 16

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There will be a meeting of the NWDA Board of Directors on Monday, March 16, from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm in the Wilcox Building Room 102. The agenda is being finalized and will be posted shortly.

Special Board Meeting – Dec 1, 2014

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The draft agenda for our special board meeting to be held on Monday, December 1st is now available. What began as a meeting with the sole purpose of reviewing committee work plans has now, by necessity, expanded into other issues, including discussion of NWDA’s position opposing demolition of the Ballow & Wright building.

The meeting is public and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a public comment period during which members of the community can share their opinions about the Ballow & Wright building and other issues.

Download agenda: NWDA Special Board Meeting Agenda_ December 1, 2014 v1

Annual Meeting and May Board Meeting – May 19th

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Be a part of shaping your neighborhood organization!

The NWDA Annual Meeting will be held on May 19th at 6 pm at the Legacy Good Samaritan Auditorium in Building #2, 1040 NW 22nd Avenue (across NW22nd from the hospital’s main entrance). The Annual Meeting will be followed at 7:30 pm by a brief Board meeting.

The Annual meeting will include the election of NWDA Board Directors plus the Board President. There will also be short informative presentations from the Board President and committee chairpersons. All are welcome to attend. Attached are the following items:

Seven candidates declared for the eight open Board positions. These persons are: Carla Charlton, Don Genasci, Rebecca Hamilton, Brad Houle, Juliet Hyams, Phil Selinger and Kathy Sharp. There is one candidate for President: Gustavo Cruz. Balloting will close at 7:15 pm.

To vote you must be a member of the NWDA as a resident, Property owner, or a representative of a business or non-profit organization. The deadline for membership application is Noon, Wednesday, May 14th. Membership forms are available and can be submitted on-line at or at Neighbors West-Northwest, 2257 NW Raleigh Street, Portland, OR 97210.

Absentee ballots are available at Neighbors West-Northwest between 9 am and 4 pm weekdays from Monday, May 12th to Friday, May 16th and Monday, May 19th. Absentee voting is permitted, but proxies are not allowed. To vote absentee, you must register as a member at least three business days prior to the Annual Meeting, no later than noon, Wednesday, May 14th. For more information contract Mark Sieber at 503-823-4212.


March 17th Board Meeting Agenda

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The NWDA Board will meet on March 17th at 6 pm on its regular schedule.  Highlights will include an update from Legacy Health Systems and a review of the in-progress West Quadrant Planning process.

The meeting agenda and details is: NWDA_Agenda_March 17 2014 . All are most welcome to attend! Irish folk can celebrate after the meeting!

Feburary Board Meeting Agenda

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Attached is the agenda for the February Board meeting: NWDA_Agenda_February 24 2014 . The meeting will recap the February 13th “Meet and Greet” event as well as committee reports and other updates. Neighbors and other guest are most encouraged to attend!

January 27th NWDA Board Meeting Agenda

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Greetings –

A week late this month, the NWDA Board of Directors will meet on January 27th, 6 pm at Good Samaritan Hospital. The agenda includes the usual updates and will feature a discussion of the current intensity of development and the relationship to off-street parking minimums. The agenda is: NWDA_Agenda_January 27 2014 and the DRAFT policy statement is:  Parking position resolution clean – PRS-TC January 2014 v2

The Board will also consider a letter to Metro requesting a forum to consider the coordinated growth for the two sides of the West Hills. That draft letter is: Westside Impact letter to Metro – Jan 2014

All are most welcome to attend. There is an opportunity for community input. Thank you!

December 16th NWDA Board meeting

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The Board of the NWDA will hold its December meeting on Monday the 16th at 6 pm, Legacy Good Samaritan Wilcox ACR 102, 1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland OR 97210. In addition to committee updates, the Board will consider next steps in tracking the recently adopted “CE John and NWDA Air Quality and Conduct of Construction Good Neighbor Agreement”. The Board will also consider the distribution of a proposed neighborhood mailing.  The agenda is:  NWDA_Agenda_December 16 2013 .

All are invited to attend this final meeting of the year. The NWDA wishes all of our neighbors and community partners happy holidays and all the best in the New Year!


Approved Clean Diesel and Conduct of Construction GNA

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At the November 18th NWDA Board meeting, the “CE John and NWDA Clean Diesel and Conduct of Construction Good Neighbor Agreement: Conway Master Plan” was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors. The agreement is: final draft GNA 5761688_8; with two attached exhibits:

Conduct of Construction Exhibit C – Clean Diesel 10-24-13;

Conduct of Construction Exhibit D BMPs 11 15 13 – tom’s edits

This agreement addresses the following aspects of construction of the Con-way Master Planned properties:

  1. Diesel Emissions Reduction Management
  2. Access Management
  3. Traffic Management
  4. Safety, Security and Construction Site Management

The agreement was originally to be with Con-way, through this arrangement places the term of the agreement in the hands of Con-way’s master developer who will own and manage the projects as they unfold. Thomas DiChiara, Senior Vice President of Development for CE John attended the meeting and expressed the firm’s commitment to clean and well-managed projects in the Northwest district. CE John has already constructed major projects in the neighborhood including the Benevento, the Ida Fuller and Sawyer’s Row. All have received positive feedback from the NWDA’s Planning Committee.

While Exhibit D, above, is in final form, Exhibit C is subject to adjustment as it is employed for the first project, as that technical scoring framework is new and untested.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality that supported this effort is awaiting final word on a Federal Highway grant that would assist with the retrofit of construction equipment to meet current EPA clean diesel standards.

NWDA has been led in this effort by Board member, Kathy Sharp, and Air Quality Committee Chair, Sharon Genasci, with further support from Board President Phil Selinger and environmental attorney, David Paul. DEQ also provided valued support.

The NWDA is appreciative of the voluntary engagement of both Con-way and CE John in the preparation of this draft agreement. Much work remains to apply the agreement to the first Con-way Master Plan property, Block 296, which will include a New Seasons grocery store. That project is scheduled to break ground in early 2014.

November 18th Board Meeting Agenda

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The November 18th Board meeting will cover committee updates and will focus on the adoption of the Con-way Properties Clean Diesel and Conduct of Construction Good Neighbor Agreement. The meeting will be held at 6 pm at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital. The agenda will be found at: NWDA_Agenda_November 18 2013 . All are most invited to attend. See the agenda for meeting details.

NWDA Board Meeting, October 21st

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The NWDA Board will meet on Monday, October 21st for its regular October meeting. In addition to updates and committee reports, the meeting will focus on the current draft of the Conduct of Construction Good Neighbor Agreement with ConWay, Inc. All are most welcome to attend!

NWDA_Agenda_October 21 2013_draft

NWDA 2013-2014 DRAFT Budget

Conduct of Construction GNA Board Review – Oct 13 (1) (2)


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