Below is the agenda for our upcoming board meeting on Tuesday September 19th. Public welcome!…/20170919/20170919dagenda.pdf

Below is the agenda for the upcoming Grant Park Neighborhood Association Board Meeting on 6/20. Items include a visit by the Multnomah County Coalition for Healthy Kids and Education, to talk about the benefits of a Soda Tax. Meeting details on the agenda:…/20170620/20170620dagenda.pdf

Grant Park Bowl Meeting Tonight

Portland Public Schools is hosting a meeting tonight on the Grant Park Bowl. Quoting from the Grant High School Principal's 6/9 weekly newsletter:

"There is a community meeting this Monday, June 12 in the library at 7:00 p.m. to discuss lighting and seating for the Grant bowl. This is the second and final opportunity for the community to provide input and ask questions about future improvements to the bowl including seating and lighting."


This is a public meeting, so it's open to anyone interested.

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Junior Rose Parade will roll through Hollywood on June 7. We've got a free map and spotter's guide. StarNews:

By Ted Perkins *protected email* The smallest of the Rose Festival’s three parades, the Fred Meyer Junior Parade is the nation’s oldest and largest children’s parade and has been an officia…

It is time for spring cleaning, and Grant Park Neighborhood Association is here to help you to reuse, recycle, and discard your unwanted stuff at our annual household cleanup and neighborhood association fund-raiser tomorrow, May 20th.
9am - 1pm at Grant Park Church off 33rd and Knott.
Details below:

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For those interested in the Grant Park Bowl, PPS is holding an informational meeting next Monday to talk and hear comment about a proposal they and Parks received for lights and seating. See below for details.

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For anyone who missed the emergency preparation sessions GPNA sponsored earlier this year but would still like to know more:

Steve Eberlein, the Red Cross representative, will be holding similar sessions in Vancouver and Clackamas this month. Clackamas is Thursday 5/11, Vancouver on 5/25. See below for session details and more information on preparedness.

Together we can rise to the challenge of a Cascadia Earthquake

Interested in knowing more about the Portland Public School Capital Bond that's on the May ballot?

KATU News is hosting a town hall style meeting to discuss it. From the advert:

Portlanders will have an opportunity to vote on a $790 million bond for Portland Public Schools in May. ...
KATU is holding an informational town hall on Wednesday, May 3rd for people who would like to learn how the bond will impact PPS, students, and homeowners. If you're interested in attending, please call KATU News at 231-4265 and ask for Evon.

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The Annual Meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association is next week! State Representative Barbara Smith Warner will be present to talk to about and listen to local concerns. We're also having elections for the GPNA Board.
Whatever your interest, all welcome!

Details on the agenda below:…/20170418/20170418dagenda.pdf

Find out about becoming a BEECN VOLUNTEER – Training session on April 12th

BEECN = Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node.

Within 24-48 hours of a major quake, BEECN sites will be places to get information and request emergency assistance. They will be staffed by neighborhood volunteers with access to radios.


Ernie Jones from the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management will conduct a 75-minute BEECN training program on Wednesday, April 12 at Grant Park Church, 2728 NE 34th Ave, Portland, at 7:00 pm.

Although not required, it will be helpful for planning if participants sign up at:

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This one hour + fifteen minute training will introduce participants to the BEECN system. Learn where BEECNs are located, how they are set up, how to connect with other volunteers and deploy BEECNs in the case of a large earthquake that takes down phone lines. We'll review supplies in BEECN caches, l...

The latest issue of GPNA's newsletter is on the way! For a sneak peak, below is the electronic version:…/newsletter17/gpna032017.pdf

Also from the Public Safety Action Committee, notice of a paper shredding/Rx disposal event at the end of April:

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From the Public Safety Action Committee, a list of helpful phone numbers.

The Public Safety Action Committee(PSAC) is is a forum where community members, neighborhood associations and the North Precinct Portland Police come together as partners to work together in problem-solving crime or livability issues in NE neighborhoods. They meet monthly, and It is a great opportunity to connect with neighbors and police in a collaborative partnership.

PSAC is one of the committees run by Central Northeast Neighbors, an umbrella group of Portland neighborhood associations of which the Grant Park Neighborhood Association is a part.

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For those interested, draft minutes from the 2/21 special meeting and the report on the Dog Off Leash Area. Note the report was neither approved nor rejected at the 2/21 special meeting.

Community website for Grant Park Neighborhood Association in Portland, Oregon.

See below for the agenda to our 3/21 Board Meeting next Tuesday.

Items include Safe Routes to school, Grant High BDS discussion, and the Annual Officer election which will occur at the April Annual Meeting. All welcome.…/20170321/20170321dagenda.pdf

GPNA is sponsoring a third emergency preparedness forum on Wednesday, March 8th, from 7pm to 9pm. This forum will be focused on the city's official disaster response through the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management(PBEM) and the Fire Department (PF&R), and how they interact with Neighborhood Emergency Teams. The featured speakers are Felicia Heaton of PBEM and Kim Kosmas of PF&R.

Whether you're new to the challenge of disaster preparedness, or you went to prior forums and ...are looking to learn more, we'd love to see you there!

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Next Tuesday, February 21st GPNA will hold a Special Board Meeting to consider the impact of the proposed Grant High School modernization on adjoining Grant Park public uses. Representatives of Portland Parks and Recreation and of Portland Public Schools will be present to address issues raised. Public welcome!

Full agenda at…/20170221/20170221dagenda.pdf