What we do
Southwest Hills Residential League is one of 17 neighborhood associations in southwest Portland, Oregon belonging to the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. coalition. It is bordered by the Sylvan Highlands, Arlington Heights, Goose Hollow, Homestead, Hillsdale, Bridlemile and Portland Downtown neighborhoods. See boundary map at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/58642
The SWHRL Neighborhood Association, through its volunteer Board elected by the membership, works to preserve and enhance the livability of the neighborhood. We organize social events, such as the annual picnic, and the quarterly forums with speakers on topics such as landslides, aging in place, neighborhood history, landscaping for watershed health, ballot measures, candidates running for office, and emergency preparedness, to name a few.
Via its website and newsletters, SWHRL alerts residents to events and issues which may affect the neighborhood. SWHRL also helps neighbors express their concerns to the city on issues related to land use and zoning, traffic, transportation and parking, crime and safety, nuisances and conflict resolution, education, and social welfare. In order to do this, we need to know what your concerns are. If you have ideas for SWHRL forum/meeting topics, or for neighborhood projects, if you’d like to become a member of SWHRL, receive our newsletters, if you have issues you need help with, or if you want to volunteer to help SWHRL with its mission, contact SWHRL at email@example.com or call Nancy Seton, 503-224-3840.
Your Donations Welcome
While the SWHRL Board works to help neighbors on a strictly volunteer basis, it uses member donations to fund our newsletter, community events, such as our annual picnic, and any projects beneficial to the neighborhood. This could be trail building, traffic safety measures, or our Vista Spring Restoration Project. Contributions are tax-deductible if you use the donate button on the left or if checks are made out to Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI), a 501(c)(3), with a note: "For SWHRL," or "For SWHRL Vista-Spring Restoration." Mail to Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc., 7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219. Or checks can be sent directly to SWHRL at PO Box 1033, Portland, OR 97207.
Southwest Hills Residential League Bylaws
New 2015 Portland template for neighborhood association bylaws
President: Nancy Seton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Sean Baioni
Secretary: Margaret Gossage
Southwest Hills Residential League
c/o Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219