Board Members

2019 Board of Directors

Elections are held at the Annual Meeting in February. Board members are elected by members in attendance and serve 1-year terms. There is no limit on the number of terms. Open positions may be filled by vote of the board.

Officers Name
President Kathryn Daly
Vice President Jim Mullins
Treasurer Sue Randall
Communications Sharon Keast


Directors Name
North District Hans Steuch
South District Liz Marantz
South District  
East District  
West District Linda Lorenz
West District Ralph Thonstad
At-large Scott Corbett
At-large Grethe Larson


Board Member Handbook

Bylaws, Adopted December 8, 2015

Articles of Incorporation (October 6, 1993)

Conflict of Interest statement

Bylaws and Neighborhood Association Handbook form

City of Portland

Neighborhood associations recognized and supported by the City of Portland agree to follow the City's Standards for Neighborhood Associations.

City of Portland Neighborhood Program

Open Meetings and Public Records: Meeting 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

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

Political Activities 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.”