St. Johns Neighborhood Association October Newsletter
General Meeting Highlights

Congratulations to the New SJNA Board!
The neighborhood has voted, and the 2016-17 SJNA Board of Directors elections have been decided. A big thank you to all 13 candidates on the ballot who were willing to volunteer their time and talent to benefit our St. Johns community.

Meet your 2016-17 SJNA Board of Directors. A small bio for each member will be available on the SJNA website later this month.
Officer Members
Chair - Scott Bricker
Vice-Chair - Kyle Janus
Secretary - Denis Theriault
Treasurer - Drew Lowder*
Land Use Chair - Rachel Hill
SALT Chair - Travis Parker
Members at Large
Emilie Saks-Webb
Melissa Bartoszewski
Gloria Luzader*
Rio Romero-Jurado*
William Travis III (Dub)*

  *Indicates new members to your Board of Directors.
Relatively Quiet Report from Police Update

Officer Sofia, our community Crime Prevention liaison, stopped by our meeting. There has been a small rise in reported auto-theft incidents in our area. She advises neighbors to know your license plates, and be mindful of what you leave in your car.

To be more involved, attend the monthly North Portland Public Safety Action Committee meeting, held at the Historic Kenton Firehouse on the 4th Wednesday of every month, at 6:30PM.

Get to Know the St. Johns Center for Opportunity

St. Johns Main Street has a new name, and a new mission. Expanding their focus beyond downtown St. Johns, the St. Johns Center of Opportunity now services the entire St. Johns neighborhood.
Their Mission

We are working to strengthen the St. Johns neighborhood in Portland, OR through people-centered economic development and community building. We envision a thriving, diverse, and just St. Johns where everyone has access to affordable housing, benefits from economic opportunity, and is civically engaged in the community.
4 Focus Areas
  • Engaging in community building activities and promoting civic engagement and volunteerism
  • Strengthening our local workforce by connecting residents (including youth) to local jobs and supporting them in their job seeking efforts
  • Advocating for more affordable housing in the neighborhood
  • Connecting local businesses to resources and information
Visit their new website, , and stop by their office at 8250 N Lombard.

Oregon Humane Society 

In the state of Oregon, interested Pet Owners may not entrust money or establish after-death funds in their pet's name. The Oregon Human Society admits a great many pets who's owner has passed. Many come without any after-care instruction. Forever Friends  is a program for pet-owners that wish to ensure that their loved ones  receive the best care and comfort should such misfortune occur. To enroll and for information, call 503-285-7722.
Community Corner
Roosevelt High School 24-Hour Play-In-A-Day Festival

Witnesses an evening of original works conceived, written, rehearsed, and performed in only 24 hours.

One-Night-Only Performance  at Madison HS, Saturday, October 29, 2016, 7P.M.

$8 General Admission
$6 Seniors/Students with valid ID

Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat
October 30th, starting at 12PM, Roosevelt High School Theater Troupe #7289 and others will be hosting a canned goods donation drive.

Students will canvass door-to-door to collect canned goods for the Good Samaritan Food Bank of North Portland.
Light Up St. Johns. Donate today!

$5000 dollar goal
Look for the paint cans at local businesses to donate for the holiday tree lights! Or, donate now online. The donations will be used to maintain and expand St. Johns' holiday lights! 
Rent a Booth for the Assumption Village  Holiday Bizarre 

Vendor booths available for only $15!

Arts and Crafts, Unique Gifts, Baked goodies, Plants, Handmade knitted and crocheted items, Hot beverages

9121 N Burr Ave Portland, OR
Friday, December 2nd
10AM -3PM
Free Admission for the Public
Safety and Livability Team (SALT) & Land Use

SALT 2016 Focus Areas:
  1. Pedestrian safety
  2. Trucks and air pollution
  3. Portland Harbor Superfund
  4. Keeping diversity in St. Johns
Learn more on SALT's website.

Travis would to hear from you. Email him!
  I mportant Resources 

:: Nextdoor app Android | iOS
:: PDX Reporter Android | iOS
:: St. Johns event calendar
:: SJNA website
:: City of Portland's website
:: St. Johns' shared Google calendar
:: Important Portland phone numbers
:: PCC emergency response classes
:: Neighborhood emergency team meetings

Please join us at our next neighborhood meeting. 
November 14th, 7pm at St. Johns Community Center. 

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