NWDA Board of Directors

The NWDA 15-member Board of Directors meets on the third Monday of the month. The Board Executive Committee (President, 1st VP, 2nd VP, Treasurer, Secretary) meets two Wednesdays ahead of the Board meetings at the Neighbors West Northwest office to prepare the agenda and to frame issues for the Board’s consideration. All Board meetings and Executive Committee meetings are public and everyone is encouraged to attend. All meetings include a public comment period in which members of the community may speak.

The Board roster includes:

Tavo Cruz, President – President@northwestdistrictassociation.com
Juliet Hyams, 1st Vice President – juliet@easystreet.net
Ron Walters, 2nd Vice President – ronaldjwalters@hotmail.com
Wayne Wirta, Treasurer – wlwirta@gmail.com
Karen Karlsson, Secretary – karen@klk-consulting.com
Carla Charlton – charltonce@yahoo.com
Wendy Chung – wcrossiter@yahoo.com
Rodger Eddy – jgodey@gmail.com
Don Genasci – dgenasci@teleport.com
Rebecca Hamilton – becca.s.hamilton@gmail.com
Brad Houle – houle@fergwell.com
Phil Selinger – selingep@gmail.com
Kathy Sharp – farmersharp@comcast.net
Page Stockwell – stockwellmaps@gmail.com
Bill Welch – bcmwelch@earthlink.net

Roster and terms served as of 8-27-12:
Roster and terms served.pdf

2013 Board Member Orientation packet, which consists of bylaws, articles of incorporation and other materials; 108 pages, 4MB:

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

Draft April 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

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Draft April Board meeting minutes to be reviewed for approval at the May 19th Board meeting are available at:

Aprilminutes (3)

NWDAApril2014BoardTallyChart (2)

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 www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?page_id=354 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.


Upcoming Annual Meeting and Elections

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Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Legacy Good Samaritan Auditorium, 1015 NW 22nd Ave. (The auditorium is in the main hospital building.)

The Annual Meeting and Election of the NWDA Board is coming up. This is a good time to come to a meeting and to have a direct stake in shaping your neighborhood association. You need to be a member to vote, but you need to sign on as a member before the meeting. If you haven’t done so, you can do that at under the website “Join Us” tab. The meeting will include a summary of the work of each of the five NWDA committees. The Annual Meeting and Election will be followed with a short meeting of the new Board. There’s lots going on. Come, participate and consider how you might want to play an on-going role in shaping your community.

See the Calendar for other meetings and details!


Revised April 21st NWDA Board Meeting Agenda

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Attached is the revised April Board meeting agenda reflecting the addition of an update regarding the historic house demolition at NW 24th/Quimby. For your reference:  NWDA_Agenda_April 21 2014 . All are most welcome to these meetings!

Candidates Sought for Board Election

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Upcoming Annual Meeting and Elections

Help shape our great neighborhood!  There is lots going on and your help is needed!

 Date: Monday, May 19, 2014           

Time: 6:00 PM

Place: Wistar Morris Room, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland, OR

 If you reside in or represent a business in NWDA, you are eligible to run for the NWDA Neighborhood Board of Directors. View a map at: http://www.nwnw.org/maps/NWDA.PDF. Be a part of the change you seek to sustain. There are several ways you can help:

·         Become a member, attend the Annual Meeting and vote for the best candidates.

·         Consider running for the neighborhood Board of Directors. Terms are two years.

·         Nominate someone who you think offers great enthusiasm, talent and experience to the Board.

·         Extend your engagement by coming to meetings and serving on a committee.

 The deadline for declaring your candidacy in writing (e-mail is accepted) is 5:00 PM, Friday, April 18, 2014. You must be a member of the NWDA to run for office. To register for membership, download a membership application by clicking “Join Us” at www.northwestdistrictassociation.org. Send declarations of candidacy to: NWDA Elections Committee, 2257 NW Raleigh Street, Portland, OR 97210 or email to mark@nwnw.org

 There are eight (8) open board positions plus the presidency. A description of expectation of a Board director is at: NWDA Director Role Description . The description for the Board President is at: NWDA President Role Description. Following the deadline to declare candidacy, there will be a public meeting of the Elections Committee to declare the official slate of candidates at Neighbors West-Northwest, 2257 NW Raleigh Street. For more information, call Mark Sieber: 503 823-4212, mark@nwnw.org

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!

Oct, Nov, Dec 2013 and January 2014 approved Board meeting minutes

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On February 24th, the NWDA approved the following Board meeting minutes for October 2013 through January 2014, with corrections to the draft December 2013 minutes. These approved minutes are:

October: NWDA_Minutes_October 21, 2013

November: NWDA_Minutes_November 18, 2013

December: NWDA_Minutes_December 16 2013

January: NWDA January 2014 minutes

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!

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