Category Archives: Community Involvement

KNA Board Member positions opening

NewlogoKNAKing Neighborhood Association will be having the Annual Elections at the General Membership Meeting on May 11th at 6:30 pm at the NECN Headquarters Office (4815 NE 7th Avenue)

Board service is a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop skills, gain unique experience and make lasting connections with a team of other passionate neighbors.

The Call for Nominations is now open and we are seeking candidates for the following open positions:

At-Large Representatives One
At-Large Representatives Three
At-Large Representatives Five

If you have interest, please read the job description and fill this voluntary application:

KNA Board Member Job Description

KNA Board Member Application Form


Envisioning a better park

Green King LogoAs part of the Green King Project, on April 27th, 2016 the King Green-space Collaborative (KGC), a collaborative that includes Green King,  NECN, SEI, Groundwork Portland and Lanyi Fan will be partnering with Architects Without Borders, for a design charrette. The goal of this charrette is to create designs for improving the King School Park and surrounding areas, using community input. KGC is working to increase green space, better integrate green areas, reduce water run-off, and improve lighting and safety in the King School Park area.

Architects Without Borders will be gathering a group of architects and landscape architects (both students and professionals) who would like to help with the project. Christina Frank, King Neighborhood resident and professional park designer will be the lead of the design team.

This is a long-term, community-driven project led by neighbors who are passionate about creating a better space for neighbors, engaging community and creating a model for environmental design.

We would like to invite you or your organization to participate in the charrette and to help members of the KGC and the surrounding community present information on the desired design outcomes. The first meeting of this charrette will be held on Wednesday, April 27th, from 6-8 pm at 601 W Burnside St, Portland (at St Andre Besset Catholic Church)

There will be many more opportunities to get involved in this project, closer to our neighborhood. Please contact if you have questions about this project.

For more info on Green King Project visit






King Neighborhood Association April 2016 – Meeting Agenda

KNA Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Location: 4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR at NECN Headquarters

Time: Please be prompt. We start at 6:30 pm


6:15 Financial Committee: Fundraising needs – Reports


6:30 Introductions/ Approve KNA agenda and past minutes.

6:45 Noise concerns and recommendations

7:05 Earthquake Preparedness: First Steps

7:15  Association Business:

May elections – Application form


7:30 Committee & Working Groups Reports:

Communications Committee: Egg Hunt – Spring Clean Up

Green King Committee: Confluence Fellows – Architect Without Borders

By-laws Working group : Update on proposed changes

Land Use Committee: Vanport update

Grievance Committee: Findings and recommendations from the Grievance Hearing

Financial Committee: Treasurer’s report and Fundraising goals

8:15 Adjourn



Join the fun: Sabin-King Tree Inventory and Plan

King-Sabin Street Tree Inventory and Tree Plan

In 2015, the King-Sabin Tree Team worked with PP&R Urban Forestry to organize volunteers and conduct a street tree inventory. It took 39 volunteers 192 hours plus additional staff time to collect data on tree species, size, tree condition, and site characteristics for all 5,817 street trees in the King and Sabin neighborhoods. The inventory is intended to provide base line data to help us better manage our neighborhood’s urban forest to maintain its diversity and keep it healthy into the future.

The complete inventory maps and reports can be downloaded at:


The result is the King-Sabin Tree Plan will guide the tree team’s stewardship activities in future years supporting the King-Sabin Tree Team’s vision to:

Bringing neighbors together to create and enhance a beautiful and sustainable urban forest for the health and livability of our community.



  1. Increase extent of urban forest canopy
  2. Promote urban forest health and diversity
  3. Educate and inspire neighbors about trees and their benefits
  4. Actively pursue opportunities to engage all community members


Short Term Objectives

  1. Promote care of young street trees by hosting pruning and tree care workshops and events
  2. Facilitate tree plantings by coordinating with Friends of Trees
  3. Nominate trees for Heritage Tree status


Long Term Objectives

  1. Help facilitate the removal of invasive and dead trees and their replacement with desirable species
  2. Develop strategies for increasing the number of medium, large, and evergreen trees planted
  3. Conduct neighborhood tree walks

Join the King-Sabin Tree Team

Take a leadership role and help us to achieve our goals, plan tree events and advocate for tree planting and maintenance in King and Sabin.

Contact us for more information at

Join us the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Whole Foods (Fremont) dining area