Woodstock Neighborhood Association (WNA), an all-volunteer community organization founded in 1977, represents Woodstock Neighborhood, one of 95 neighborhoods in Portland’s “neighborhood network.” This network is coordinated by the city’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement in collaboration with seven neighborhood district coalition offices. Woodstock receives support from the SE Portland neighborhood coalition known as SE Uplift.
The Woodstock Neighborhood Association strives to reflect the issues and needs of its members. Anyone who lives, works or owns property in the Woodstock Neighborhood is considered a member. There are no dues and no membership requirements other than a common interest in maintaining the health and vitality of the neighborhood. The purpose of the association is to improve the livability of the City of Portland and of the Woodstock neighborhood; to promote and support projects and activities that contribute to these goals; and to provide a means for citizen participation and communication in determination of affairs which directly and indirectly affect the Woodstock neighborhood.
Woodstock Neighborhood Association meetings are held every First Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodstock Community Center, located at 5905 SE 43rd Avenue, between SE Woodstock Boulevard and SE Knight Street, just west of Bi-Mart. All meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. More information about meetings and an archive of meeting minutes can be found here.
Where to Find Us
2015-16 WNA Board Members
Chair: Elisa Edgington
Vice Chair: OPEN
Secretary: Florence Dezeix
Treasurer: Merrilee Spence
Coalition Rep: Christopher Bacher
Land Use Committee: Amber Swanson & Ed Herrera
FWCC Chair: Terry Griffiths (interim)
FWCC Financial Manager: Pete Adams
Events: Justin Schmidt
Communications: Becky Luening
Area 1: Christopher Bacher
Area 2: OPEN
Area 3: Danielle Deschenes
Area 4: Arlene Williams
Area 5: JoAnne Campbell
For organizing and representation purposes, the neighborhood is subdivided into five geographic sections as illustrated in the simplified map at left.
Area Representative, also known as “Community Connector”, is an at-large board position created to help ensure representation for each of the five sections of the Woodstock neighborhood. Area Representatives are designated to bring the concerns of their neighbors to WNA’s monthly general meetings and are expected to attend and vote at board meetings. Area Representatives optionally may instigate projects of their choosing, or take the lead on activities in their part of the neighborhood, such as organizing a summer block party.