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.
- Enhance neighborhood livability.
- Provide an open process that enables all members of the neighborhood to become involved in the affairs of the neighborhood.
- Establish and maintain open lines of communication with other organizations, such as SWNI, other neighborhood associations, and various city and regional government agencies.
- Be organized exclusively for educational, scientific and charitable purposes.
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
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 consists of Three officers, Committee Chairs and two appointed reps. See Bylaws section below for Position descriptions.
|Secretary/Outreach/acting Treasurer||Maryellen Read|
|Board Editor||Anna Browne|
|Treasurer||SWNI + 2 board members|
|Land Use Chair||Vacant|
|SW Parks, Environment, Watershed
|Public Safety Chair||Gene Lynard|
|Transportation Chair||Prakash Joshi|
|Safe Routes Delegate||Open!|
|LC Admin Rep
||Appointed by LC
|LC Student Reps
||Appointed by LC
Click on the committee name to go to that page.
||Transit and Transportation
||Crime Prevention and Safety, Neighborhood Watch
How to bring Issues to the Attention of the Board
THIS SECTION IS UNDER REVIEW -- NOV/DEC 2020.
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)
Lynne Obrien Wolff,
Other chairs? Bylaw Keepers. Go through old SWNI newsletters?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org address. Source References are always good.
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