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Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Board

 

Mission: SWNI empowers citizen action to improve and maintain the livability of Southwest neighborhoods.

 

Responsibility of Board

  • Hire staff and develop policies for the management of the agency.
  • Plans and approves the SWNI annual budget.
  • Plans and approves the annual action plan for citizen participation and crime prevention.
  • Contracts with the City of Portland to provide services to member neighborhood and business associations and southwest citizens.
  • Provides in-depth information to citizens on citizen participation, crime prevention and how to work with city bureaus and other public agencies.
  • Provides a forum for important Southwest issues and organizes area wide events, i.e., candidates-fair, annual cleanup, volunteer recognition event.
  • The board does NOT represent or make decisions for individual neighborhoods. Each neighborhood association is autonomous in its decision-making power.
 

2015 SWNI Board Retreat

 

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Fiscal Year 2014/15



Executive Committee

The Executive Committee members are elected by vote of the entire board for one-year terms, serving July 1st through June 30th, coinciding with the fiscal year.  

Neighborhood Association Representatives

The board includes a representative from each of the 17 member neighborhood associations. Each of these volunteer-run neighborhood associations are responsible for selecting their representative. Read about SWNI Neighborhoods.
  • Arnold Creek:  Hugh McGavick
  • Ashcreek:  Dorothy Gage
  • Bridlemile:  Mary Ann Santana
  • Collinsview:  C. Davis Parchment
  • Crestwood:  John Prouty
  • Far Southwest:  Marcia Leslie
  • Hayhurst:  Tom McCarley
  • Hillsdale:  Glen Bridger
  • Homestead:  Milt Jones
  • Maplewood:  Karen Williams
  • Markham:  Donna Herron
  • Marshall Park:  Lynda Troutman
  • Multnomah:  Kay Durtschi
  • South Burlingame:  Betsy Shand
  • South Portland:  Ken Love
  • Southwest Hills Residential League:  Nancy Seton
  • West Portland Park:  Mike Langtry
 

Committee Chairs

The board includes committee chairs, appointed by the president and approved by the entire board. Read about SWNI Committees.
  • Communications:  Lee Buhler
  • Land Use:  John Gibbon
  • Parks & Community Centers:  Kirky Doblie
  • Public Safety:  James Nobles
  • Schools:  Will Fuller
  • Transportation:  Roger Averbeck
 

Business Association Representatives

The board includes a representative from each of the 3 member business associations. Each of these business associations are responsible for selecting their representative.  
  • Hillsdale Business Associationopen
  • Multnomah Business Associationopen
  • South Portland Business Associationopen

Baord Retreat 2013
Baord Retreat 2013
Baord Retreat 2013