Connecting Our Community

January 2016

New Year, New Newsletter!

After being inactive most of 2015, we’re reviving the neighborhood newsletter! This year, we will be experimenting with a mix of email and print newsletters. To determine the best format, content and distribution schedule in serving residents, your feedback is needed. Take the anonymous survey by February 15, The results of the survey and corresponding plan will be communicated in an upcoming newsletter. Thank you for your time!

Emelda Kavanaugh-Ortiz and Michelle Price
ECNA Newsletter Committee

Welcome New Board Members!

Congratulations to our newly elected Members-at-Large: Sally Beck, Jim Dethloff and Rick Surgeon. Thank you to those individuals who are continuing their commitment to the Board:

Martha Johnston, Secretary
Barbara Kerr, Vice Chair
Gary Kunz, Chair
Karen Myers, Treasurer
Ron Myers, Member-at-Large
Carolyn May, Member-at-Large

Have something you’d like to bring to the attention of the board? Send an e-mail to

Levee Recertification Update

Learn about Levee Ready Columbia, a collaborative program that ensures flood protection in our area.


Upcoming Events

Help Plant Trees!
Saturday, January 30, 2016
8:45 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Event 
Columbia Children's Arboretum
10040 NE 6th Drive
Tools/Supplies Provided
Call Jenny/ Randi (503) 595-0213

ECNA General Meeting
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
7-8:30 p.m.
Columbia River RV Park
Community Room
10649 NE 13th Avenue

About the ECNA Newsletter

Brought to you by the ECNA Newsletter Committee, comprised of Emelda Kavanaugh-Ortiz and Michelle Price,  

E-mailed to neighbors every month - print copies planned for the future!

Submit concise, detailed articles to
Deadline is Feb. 12 for the Feb. 19 newsletter.

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East Columbia Neighborhood Association 2209 N. Schofield Portland, OR 97217 USA