May 2015 Meeting Agenda

SNA Meeting and Board Elections

May 14th 7-9PM
SE Uplift –  3534 SE Main St

Our May meeting will feature a presentation by the Community Alliance of Tenants who will answer questions about their organization and present the comic book, Know Your Rights: Don’t Get Evicted which they recently published with Know Your City.  SNA has purchased 5 copies which will be given away by raffle to renters in attendance.

Please help us spread the word to people who rent in Sunnyside.  Renters make up 63% of our neighborhood and are historically underrepresented in Portland’s neighborhood association.  Print and distribute our Renter Outreach Flyer in your apartment building or complex.

Also provided is a detailed agenda.

If you have questions or would like to declare your candidacy for the board, email board (at) sunnysideneighborhood.com

Neighborhood Elections – Thursday May 8th

What are your favorite things about our neighborhood?

Maybe you’re thinking of the Sunnyside Piazza street art, the neighborhood cleanup, all that bike parking on Belmont, the hundreds of freshly planted street trees, or the awesome Belmont Street Fair.  Your Sunnyside Neighborhood Association plays a part, sometimes big and sometimes small, in all of these things and many more.

This week we’ll celebrate another year of working to maintain a thriving, safe, and truly amazing neighborhood.  Join your neighbors, share a beverage, and talk about your ideas for Sunnyside, find out what we’ve been working on, and learn how we can work together in the coming year.

Help us as a neighbor* by joining us on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. and  voting in our new leadership. Even if you haven’t been to a meeting before we feel that it is important to involve as many neighbors as possible in the selection of our board members.  Not only will you play an important role in our elections, you’ll also be privy to insider information; getting the scoop on what’s happening in the neighborhood and across the city.

If you’re the hands on type, consider making a commitment to get involved in one of our many committees.  From helping with the newsletter to advising the city on land use decisions to keeping an eye on the (thankfully) small amount of crime in Sunnyside, there is a place (of varying time commitments) for everyone.

If you have ever spent time volunteering, you know that it takes all kinds of hard working and dedicated people to make things happen. Projects don’t complete themselves, issues don’t advocate for themselves, art doesn’t magically appear—people are the driving force. The same is true for our neighborhood,  only in this case neighbors must be the driving force!

*Neighboring isn’t just for residents; if you work or own property in Sunnyside we consider you a neighbor, too!