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SWHRL Board Meeting, June 17

The next SWHRL Board meeting will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:00-8:30 pm. You can register to attend by writing info@swhrl.org. More information to come. 


Brian Stewart from the organization Quiet Clean PDX gave a fascinating presentation at our May 20th annual membership meeting about the hazards of gas-powered leaf blowers. You can review his slide deck or visit their web site.


Public Safety Committee Opening

Peter Maag has resigned as the SWNI Public Safety Committee delegate. That leaves SWHRL without voting representation on that committee unless another SWHRL member agrees to accept the role. The committee's draft Action Plan includes promoting the Neighborhood Watch crime-prevention program, organizing the annual emergency preparedness fair and Portland police appreciation event, helping neighbors organize traffic vigils, and connecting neighbors with services. Anyone who is interested in being the SWHRL representative on this committee should get in touch with Kim Silverman by writing info@swhrl.org


Call for US Census-Takers

The US Census is still looking for thousands of census-takers starting from July. Pay is $18 per hour. People interested in taking part in this historic event should contact www.2020census.gov or SWHRL Board member Joyce del Rosario at pdxpeoplecount@gmail.com