A Proud Tradition of Community Engagement
Neighborhood Associations Work
Neighborhood Associations in the NPCW district have been consistently organized and active over the past four decades. Their dedication to engaging neighbors in self-directed community building is the foundation for much of the DIY (do-it-yourself) attitude that is pervasive in North Portland.
Here’s a sample of just a few of the successes of community building and engagement activities over the years. To get more specifics, check in with your neighborhood association.
Funds for Community Projects
Neighborhood associations initiated, lobbied and won the establishment of the innovative Metro North Portland Enhancement Fund as mitigation for the community impacts from the now-closed St. Johns landfill. Administered by Metro, this fund brought millions of dollars to numerous grassroots projects and programs in North Portland. A few years later, neighborhood associations pushed hard and won the establishment of a fund in response to Portland International Raceway impacts. This “good neighbor” fund administered by NPNS has poured several hundred thousand dollars into community building projects.