The Reed Neighborhood Association (RNA) was organized in September 1976, motivated by the need to present an “official voice” when communicating with City Hall and other agencies over neighborhood concerns. The RNA is a member of the Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition.
The RNA Board officers are elected at the May annual meeting and meet regularly; general meetings are held four times a year. Both Board and general meetings are open to all who work or reside in the Reed neighborhood. Time, location, and agenda are announced at least a week prior to the meetings. Board meetings take place at Reed College and general meetings have been held at Reed College or at the Oni Chapel at the Reedwood Friends Church.
RNA Board members review land use and transportation issues, community concerns, holds voter forums, and plan events that bring neighbors together, such as the annual block party, tree plantings, or fundraising events—such as the neighborhood cleanup at Duniway School. RNA puts out a newsletter prior to each general meeting and it is currently delivered by mail to each household and business. Volunteers distribute flyers and go door-to-door with information when needed. The board can be contacted by email:
The RNA welcomes anyone to apply for board membership and/or offer their individual skills or expertise.
Current priorities of the RNA are:
bringing together all of the members of the neighborhood in mutual work and recreation; designing a Web site; creating a comprehensive, current email address list; working toward design overlay and historic designation to insure compatible development within the neighborhood; enlisting volunteers and future board members; strengthening our voice with City and Metro agencies; and maintaining the safety and livability of the neighborhood.
4803 SE Woodstock, Suite 503
Portland, Oregon 97206
Donations for RNA fundraising events and other projects are tax deductible through Southeast Uplift—RNA’s fiscal sponsor (as a 501c3 non profit organization). To do so, write a check payable to Southeast Uplift and designate it to the “_____Project in Reed Neighborhood.”
President: Mark Gossage
Vice-President: Doug Meneley
Treasurer: Michelle Maida
Secretary: Marisha Childs
Communications: Tony Forhan & Mark Gossage
Safety and Transportation :n/a
Land Use Chair: Gabe Hedrick
Southeast Uplift Representative: James Hager
Members At Large: Kessa Shipley & Cathy Cromett & Kevin Myers