KNA Board Meeting, August 9th

Join us Wednesday for KNA’s monthly board meeting. NOTE: Attending a meeting is not necessary to communicate with us – you can reach us at, and we’ll respond to you quickly.

Agenda (“time permitting” items in italics):

  • Intros & check-ins (5-10 min)
  • Establishing meeting norms and rules of order (10-20 min)
  • Bylaw revision progress (10-20 min)
  • Refreshing committees (15 min)
  • Committee updates (10 min)
  • Vision for KNA moving forward
  • Wrap-up, feedback, announcements (5-10 min)

Join us at 6:30 pm, this Wednesday, at the NECN office . . . or email us to find out how you can participate in other ways!

Thank you.


It’s been a pleasure to serve your neighborhood as part of your Association. I’ve stepped down after three (non-consecutive) terms as board chair, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work with so many folks who believe in organizing for a King that provides opportunities for all to thrive. I’d like to throw out some thank yous to individual folks who have volunteered with the neighborhood association within the last year:

-All of my fellow board members, those who served in the past, and those very capable folks who are on the board at present.

-The Green King team – it’s been a joy to watch Green King reshape the King School grounds, to become a shared public space and learning environment that’s thoughtfully designed with user needs, play, and environmental impact, in mind.

-Stephanie Sanchez, an Americorps addition to the Green King team, for the last year.

-Mark & Margo, who organized the neighborhood clean-up; and our other clean-up volunteers.

-Maureen and Tia, for organizing an egg hunt and raising money for the Backpack Books program, giving new books to some of our King School students, to read over the summer.

-Nora Bauman and Demian Jones, for their help with NA communications.

-NECN staff Laura, Fran, and Jessica; and Anjala Ehlebe; for helping steer us through the technical & practical aspects of operating a community organization.

-All of our other volunteers and community partners; so many thanks to all of you.

I invite you to visit with our NA board, or send an email ( to find out where your ideas, energy, and talents can fit into the work of the Association.


Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program

The City of Portland is offering a grant program called Portland in the Streets, which is intended to “invest in small-scale community driven projects focused on transportation safety, equity, innovation and placemaking”. KNA would love to hear from the community about how you think our streets could be made safer and more equitable!

Program Priorities

  1. Events in the streets​ encouraging new events in diverse communities.
  2. Creative community infrastructure ​encouraging beautification + livability through permanent infrastructure, public art and short-term demonstration projects.
  3. Innovative community engagement​ encouraging diverse partnerships with existing PBOT programs.
  4. Expanding the urban trails network​ to improve connectivity and usage.
  5. Small scale transportation safety projects ​along or adjacent to Portland’s High Crash Corridors and/or existing capital project