SPNA Board Members

Title Name Email
President and Transportation member Michael Kaplan president@southportlandna.org
Vice President Abdul Amin   
Recorder Anna Friedhoff anna.friedhoff@stahancyk.com
Treasurer and
Land Use member
Caryanne Conner  
Communications Chair Christine Treadwell communications@southportlandna.org
Land Use Chair Jim Gardner jimdonnachamois@msn.com
OHSU Representative Michael Harrison harmicha@ohsu.edu
South Waterfront Community Relations and
Transportation Chair
Pete Collins pete@southwaterfront.com
transportation@southportlandna.org
Parks & Greenway Jeanne Galick  
Public Safety open  
NUNM Representative open  
Board member and
Transportation member
Marc Mucatel  
Board member and
Land Use member
Thomas Gornick  
Board member Jeff Lang  

Elections are held in April. Email the board at board@southportlandna.org

Board Member Handbook

South Portland Neighborhood Association Bylaws

City of Portland

Neighborhood associations recognized by the City of Portland, through the City of Portland Neighborhood Program agree to follow the City's Standards for Neighborhood Associations and in return, receive support from Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI), a city-funded neighborhood coalition office. The Grant Agreement identifies SWNI's responsibilities in serving neighborhood associations.

City Code Title 3.96 is the authorizing language for Portland's neighborhood system and directs the city to develop Standards.

The Standards for Neighborhood Associations, District Coalitions, Business District Associations, And the Office of Neighborhood Involvement document sets out the basis for City recognition of Neighborhood Associations and the responsibilities and benefits accruing thereto. 

Section VIII: Open Meetings and Public Records, Paragraph L. Minutes:

  1. Minutes shall be taken at all meetings. Minutes do not have to be a verbatim transcript of the meeting but shall at least summarize discussion and actions. Minutes shall also include the following:

    1. Members in attendance,

    2. All actions, including motions, proposals, and resolutions stated in full and their dispositions; and,

    3. Results of all votes taken, and a summary of minority opinions on all topics on which a vote is taken.

  2. Minutes shall be put in writing and made available to the public, except for minutes from executive sessions, within a reasonable time after the meeting. Neighborhood Associations are required to forward copies of their meeting minutes to their District Coalitions.

State of Oregon

Department of Justice Charitable Activities Section

Guide to Nonprofit Board Service (PDF)

Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 65

* Changes to Chapter 65 as of January 1, 2020

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) receives grant funding from the City of Portland to provide training, orientation, information and support services, facilitate communication between people and government and promote public participation within the 17 volunteer-based neighborhood associations in southwest Portland on issues of livability, safety and public policy.

SWNI Resources for Neighborhood Associations

Access to the following communication tools is restricted to SBNA Board of Directors:

South Portland Board Google Group

South Portland Neighborhood Association Google Drive

Political Activities

NonprofitVOTE.org advises that 501(c)(3) nonprofits may not support or oppose candidates for public office. However, these organizations can conduct a broad range of activities on a nonpartisan basis to help their community participate and vote. The IRS tax code contains a single sentence related to the political activities of 501(c)(3)s. It states 501(c)(3) nonprofits are “prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.”