About

Contact:

 

Mailing Address:
Maplewood Neighborhood Association
c/o Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

 


 

Officers

Elections are in March. Read descriptions of duties below to decide how you can participate. Duties can be shared between two people.

 
Board Officers
Chair: open Chair or co-chairs welcome!
Vice Chair: open
Secretary: open
Treasurer: open
Outreach: Paul Janssen

 

Committee Representatives

 

Communications: open
Land Use: Virginia Bowers
Parks & Community Centers: Jill Gaddis
Public Safety: open
Schools: Vicky Barrows
Transportation: Stephan Lewis
Wetlands: Heidi Hougard

 

Duties of Officers and Representatives

 

The Chair or Co-Chairs shall:

  • Represent MNA as a delegate to the SWNI Board. Alternatively, the Chair or Co-Chairs may appoint an MNA member to serve in the role of SWNI Representative.
  • Preside at all membership and Board meetings, and shall perform such duties as the membership and the Board authorize.
  • Set the agenda for membership and Board meetings with the advice of the Board.
  • Act as liaison with other neighborhood associations, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement and other public and private organizations, and designate other spokespersons as needed.
  • Initiate the annual review of the MNA Action Plan (due to SWNI in June)
  • Report to the Board the substance of actions taken by the Chair/Co-Chairs or designated spokesperson.
  • Establish ad hoc committees.

The Secretary shall:

  • Assist the Board with all correspondence, documents, and written position statements.
  • Maintain the non-financial files.
  • Keep attendance records and make copies of the Membership minutes available to the Board, membership, and SWNI within seven (7) days of the Membership meeting.
  • Maintain a current list of Officers, Standing Committee Chairs, and ad hoc committee Chairs. Any changes are to be reported to SWNI.
  • Maintain a complete and up-to-date set of bylaws and provide a set of bylaws to new Board members, Standing Committee

The Treasurer shall:

  • Receive, deposit, and disburse funds as designated by the Board.
  • Maintain the financial records and submit financial reports to the Board when the Board requests such reports.
  • Collect moneys owed to the MNA and make timely payments to meet the association's financial obligations.
  • Conduct activities to pursue the financial objectives of the Action Plan.

The Outreach Coordinator shall:

  • Promote participation in MNA activities and committees.
  • Assist in notifying the membership of meetings, elections, events, and other relevant matters of concern.
  • Maintain and update the membership and mailing lists and provide updated lists to the Board as requested.
  • Conduct activities to pursue the outreach objectives of the Action Plan.

The Land Use Chair shall:

  • Represent the MNA as a delegate to SWNI’s Land Use Committee.
  • Review and respond to all Land Use notifications as appropriate.
  • Conduct activities to pursue the Land Use objectives of the Action Plan.

The Parks Chair shall:

  • Represent the MNA as a delegate to the SWNI’s Parks Committee.
  • Act as liaison to Portland Parks & Recreation and Friends of April Hill Park.
  • Conduct activities to pursue the Parks objectives of the Action Plan.

The Public Safety Chair shall:

  • Represent the MNA as a delegate to the SWNI’s Public Safety committee.
  • Promote Public Safety.
  • Be an advocate for the Neighborhood Watch program.
  • Act as liaison with Maplewood NET (Neighborhood Emergency Team).
  • Conduct activities to pursue the Public Safety objectives of the Action Plan.

The Transportation Chair shall:

  • Represent the MNA as a delegate to the SWNI’s Transportation Committee.
  • Conduct activities to pursue the Transportation objectives of the Action Plan.

The Schools Chair shall:

  • Represent the MNA as a delegate to the SWNI’s Schools Committee.
  • Act as liaison to Maplewood School’s PTA.
  • Conduct activities to pursue the school objectives of the Action Plan.