Upcoming meetings

RNA would like to announce the next few upcoming meetings!

On September 13th, we will be having our monthly board meeting at 6:30pm, which is held at Reed College’s Performing Arts Building.

On October 11th, we will be having our general meeting and hope to see all of our neighbors there! It will also be held at Reed College’s Performing Arts Building at 6:30pm.

We are looking for contributors to create our new Reed Neighborhood Association logo which will be voted on at this meeting. If this sounds like something you’d like to create, we’d love to have to bring your idea to the general meeting in October for the neighborhood to vote on.

August Board Meeting

The Reed Neighborhood Association board will be meeting at the Reed College Performing Arts Center next Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6:30pm. Let us know if you have any topics you would like to bring forward!

We will be discussing an upcoming neighborhood picnic as well as earthquake preparedness. What would you like to see your neighborhood doing to prepare? Get involved and let’s make it happen!



July Board Meeting

Reed Neighborhood Association will hold their monthly board meeting this Tuesday, July 14th at 6:30 pm. It will be located at the Reed College Performing Arts Center in room 130. Topics on the agenda include upcoming events like the neighborhood picnic and movie in the park, as well as budget, online communication, and community outreach. Please let us know of any concerns or topics you would like discussed.

Reed Neighborhood Meeting schedule for 2015 – ALL are welcome

All meetings are Forum Style.

The meetings will be held every 2nd Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30 pm.

January  13th – Board Meeting

February  10th– General Meeting

March  10th-Board Meeting

April 14th -Board Meeting

May  12th– General Elections for the Board

June 9th– Board Meeting

July 14th–  Board Meeting

August 11th– Board Meeting

September 5th – Saturday   Neighborhood PICNIC!

September 8th – Board Meeting

October 13th– General Meeting

November 10th– Board Meeting (if needed)

December – No Meeting

If you have any questions about the meetings or topics.

Please contact Reed Neighborhood’s Current Chair.

Marisha Childs  at   <marisha.childs@gmail.com>

Minutes from Board Meeting 2.4.14

Reed Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

6:35 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @ Tucker-Maxon Oral School (new location)

Present:  Doug Menely, Mark Gossage, Heather Fields, Lloyd Lemmermann, Kathy Truman, Marisha Childs, Kelly Fedderson, Gabe Headrick.


Meeting convened at 6:40 p.m., Quorum present


Prior to moving on to any agenda items, meeting minutes from October need to be approved.  Marisha brought this to the attention of the group.  Gabe motioned to approve the meeting minutes from October, Doug seconded.  All voted to approve.


Financials Update

  • Michelle not present, RNA has $2571.78 in account, unchanged from last report.
  • Doug discussed neighborhood clean-up with Eastmoreland to bring in additional revenue.


SE Uplift update

  • Kelly Fedderson present to discuss visioning.
    • Brainstorm flyer options
    • March 4th from 6-8, Tucker-Maxon in the gymnasium, kids welcome (Marisha will secure location…done).
    • Marisha moved to allow Kelly to spend no more than $300 of communications fund for visioning flyer.  Gabe seconded.  All in favor, no opposed.  Passed.


Reed College Update

  • Kevin Myers no present due to scheduling conflict, will likely send a representative in the future.


Website update

  • Mark discussed ideas from communicating with website person to steer traffic to our website.


Meeting Schedule

  • Should the meeting schedule change?  Mark and Gabe addressed the issue of meetings.  Marisha had the bylaws read the section regarding frequency of meetings.  Perhaps the meeting frequency should be changed?  Kelly suggested perhaps restyling the meetings into forum with invited guests or allowing neighbors to pick a topic to discuss.  Issue was tabled for now, maybe after the visioning it will have a more clear direction.


Land Use

  • Gabe needs a separate evening to discuss all the land-use/Renaissance home issues that are going on, but when to schedule it???
  • Lot at 33rd and Raymond is to be divided and built into three homes courtesy of Renaissance Homes.
    • Heather and Kathy are disappointed as both their homes are negatively impacted by some new homes which have gone up by Renaissance Homes.
    • Heather’s home is now eclipsed by a RenHome and no longer receives sunlight nor does her daughter’s room have the benefit of the moon-glow at night.
    • Kelly inquired about lot splitting limiting height requirements.
      • Gabe’s short answer => there is no mechanism for this.  The only other way is the Historic Preservation.  But this is not an immediate fix, rather long term, comprehensive plan.
        • Historic Preservation would require cataloging the area; what qualifies this are to meet the definition of a “historic district”? Size of land?  Style of house?  This would be a time consuming process and has pros and cons.
        • Kelly encouraged Gabe to connect with Robert McCollough of Eastmoreland as he seems to be connected with civic leaders.  Gabe knows Robert and acknowledged his connectedness, however Gabe also pointed out that although Robert has an ability to meet with people it has not yielded action.
    • Gabe encouraged looking at the Comprehensive Plan map app on the City’s website.


Publications in the BEE

  • Marisha mentioned she had communicated with someone at the Bee about publishing our calendar for meetings as a way to encourage greater neighbor participation.  The BEE said it would cost the regular advertising rate.  Since this meeting Michelle and Kevin have since provided me additional information that I could publish this information in the community calendar for FREE (always a good price!).


Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.