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ALNA | October Elections

October is election month and we are hopeful to have new board members join us. If you would like to run for an open position, please plan to join us for our next meeting on October 20th.

What does the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association do? In 2022 they brought our neighborhood these activities:

  • A Jazz music event in the park, set for July, moved to September due to high heat

  • The Waste Collection/Clean Up in October

  • A Tree Walk in the park

  • Several work parties at Arbor Lodge Park to keep it pesticide/herbicide free

  • Multiple "De-Litter Arbor Lodge" trash pick up events

  • Specific trash pick ups with help from residents and staff at the Arbor Lodge Shelter - just around the Shelter

What would you like to do?  What could you bring to the neighborhood?  All ideas are welcome.

The following positions are part of our board: 

Chair: The Chair principal executive officer of the ALNA and, shall in general, supervise all the ALNA’s business and affairs, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. Specifically, the Chair shall: 

  1. Prepare the agendas and chair all meetings of the Board and Membership

  2. Sign appropriate correspondence and contracts for Membership or Board approved business of the ALNA

  3. Authorize payments Sign checks as determined by Board policy

Vice-Chair: In the event of the Chair’s inability to act on behalf of the ALNA, the Vice-Chair shall assume all powers and responsibilities of the Chair as described above. The Vice-Chair may cover other activities upon request of the Chair. 

Treasurer: The Treasurer shall perform or cause to be performed: 

  1. Make deposits and disbursements according to procedure determined by Board policy 

  2. Keep accurate and complete financial records

  3. Provide an accurate accounting of the fiscal activity upon demand

  4. Be the primary signatory on all payments

  5. Be in compliance with budget and finance policies as may be adopted by the Board. 

  6. Be in compliance with all Internal Revenue Service, Department of Justice, and Secretary of State filing requirements 

Secretary: The Secretary shall perform or cause to be performed: 

  1. Record and maintain the minutes, including all votes and a summary of minority opinions, and all other written records of all Board and Membership meetings

  2. Send approved copies of minutes to ALNA’s district coalition office, North Portland Neighborhood Services 

  3. Post minutes to the ALNA website for public access

  4. Track attendance of Board members for purposes of encouraging full participation

At Large Board Member Positions: We will also be filling At-Large Board Members: The Board of Directors shall have a maximum of eight (8) At-Large Board Members. The Board Members shall participate in the leadership of the ALNA beyond regular attendance by: 

  1. Chairing Committees

  2. Reaching out to neighbors to foster membership participation and growth

  3. Leading and participating in Association events

  4. Representing the Board’s interests on City and regional committees

We also have committee’s available for board and community members to join. If you have an interest in any of the following, please join us! 

  • Land Use

  • Clean Air

  • Tree Team

  • Neighborhood Emergency Team

  • Outreach / communication

  • Parks

Important information for you to know: 

Terms: Terms for all Board Members last for one year. There are no term limitations for any positions within the Board of Directors. Terms begin at the completion of the October Annual Meeting and last through the end of the next October Annual Meeting. 

Attendance: Board Members are expected to attend all regularly scheduled meetings of the Board and Membership. Four (4) absences from Board and/or Membership meetings within a board year constitutes a resignation of that Board Member or Officer. Any resignation shall be reported in the minutes. 

Compensation: Serving on the Board of Directors is a voluntary endeavor. No financial or otherwise discernible compensation may be provided as consideration for Board service. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to the current ALNA board at


Public Meeting, October 20, 2022. Find the meeting agenda here.

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