About Collins View Neighborhood Association

Collins View is one of 18 associations in southwest Portland, Oregon. CVNA works to enhance livability, address transportation & land use issues, and facilitate citizen involvement in civic issues.


CVNA Bylaws

For the whole story: See bylaws

Election Slate AND BOARD DUTIES CHART for May 2021

Click for the 2021-2022 Slate and Duties Chart [PDF].

The Board (Overview)

At monthly board meetings, the CVNA Officers, and Committee Chairs each have one vote on issues before the association. If a person is both an officer, and a committee chair, they have only one vote. (This is to encourage having more people involved.) At the annual meeting in May, any member (resident) may vote on an issue, and for candidates.

The Board also has two voting positions filled by the Administration and the Student Government of Lewis & Clark College.

Current Board

Current Board consists of Three officers, Committee Chairs and two appointed reps. See Bylaws section below for Position descriptions.

ChairElise deLisser
Secretary/Outreach/acting Treasurer-vacant-
Board EditorAnna Browne
TreasurerSWNI + 2 board members
SWNI RepOpen!
Land Use ChairVacant
SW Parks, Environment, Watershed Brendan McGillicuddy
Public Safety ChairGene Lynard
Transportation ChairPrakash Joshi
Safe Routes DelegateVanessa?
LC Admin Rep Appointed by LC
LC Student Reps Appointed by LC

Standing Committees

Click on the committee name to go to that page.

trans Transit and Transportation
landuse Land Use
safety Crime Prevention and Safety, Neighborhood Watch

How to bring Issues to the Attention of the Board


Normally, an agenda is established each month. Any person may add an item to the agenda by submitting the item in writing to the Board of Directors or Board Chair at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. Verbal submissions by telephone or email are also welcome. Time is allotted at each meeting for new business.

CVNA has been a very active Neighborhood Association over the last several years, with many pressing issues. Typically, the agenda fills quickly with demands and issues from a variety of sources.

You are encouraged to bring issues to the attention of Committee Chairpersons. They can assist you in bringing the issues before the Board for its attention. We use the general email address outreach at collinsview dot org for all city, county, and Metro business, ... membership general inquiries, and so on. This is so that as officers change, the email will continue. Send mail to outreach.

We use the general email address board at collinsview.org to reach ALL current board members. That is, a message sent to BOARD, will go to All board members. Use with discretion. Send mail to the board.

Agenda for Meetings

See a sample [AGENDA].


Get on Nextdoor. See our HOW TO sign up page [LINK].

Sketchy Neighborhood Association Timeline

Would be nice to have a Year-by-year list of issues that were addressed, who chaired, etc... When Bylaws were written and by whom.

Chuck someone wrote the original bylaws. Diane Palmer (Early 1980s) John Miller, Phil Hornik, Sonya Kazen, Dave Johnston, Sonya Kazen, Lynne Obrien Wolff, Richard Keough, Charlie Weiss, Jim Diamond, Elise deLisser. Any Other chairs?

Web Guy

John Miller — John is ready and willing to correct, add to, or complete any of the pages outlined for our website. Just send information in plain text in the body of your an email message to our outreach@collinsview.org address. Source References are always good.

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