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

KNA Special Board Meeting – July 26th

Join us next Wednesday for a special board meeting called to discuss, among other things, KNA finances. 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 and check-ins (5-10 min)
  • Appointing a new board chair (5-10 min)
  • Brainstorming or appointing new board members (5-10 min)
  • Reviewing NECN fiscal sponsorship agreement (Christen)
  • Reviewing 17-18 budget (Christen)
  • Reviewing fiscal policies and procedures (Christen)
  • Assigning a parliamentarian

Join us at 6:30 pm, Wednesday July 26th, at St. Andrew Church at 806 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 . . . or email us to find out how you can participate in other ways!

KNA’s monthly meeting: Wednesday, July 12th, at 6:30 pm.

Join us next Wednesday for our monthly board meeting!  If you have ideas about what you’d like to see the neighborhood association involved in, please let us know. Attending a meeting is not necessary to communicate with us – you can reach us at, and we’ll respond to you quickly. 

Our meeting agenda for next week:

6:30 pm – Introductions, agenda, previous meeting minutes

6:40 – Finances: budget for 2017-18; any requests for expenditures; reviewing fiscal sponsorship agreement with NECN (Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods).

7:10  – August’s Movie in the Park – including fundraising activities.

7:20  – Update on by-laws revisioning process.

7:30 –  Accepting nominations, and considering nominations, for open board positions (two at-large board positions are open; chair position is expected to be open).

7:50 – Communications/recruitment strategy.

8:00 — Chair’s report.

8:15  — We adjourn!

Join us at 6:30 pm, Wednesday July 12th, at the offices of NECN, 4815 NE 7th Avenue, in the King Facility Building attached to King School… or email us to find out how you can participate in other ways!