By Robyn Head

Neighbors are encouraged to attend the Montavilla Neighborhood Association board election meeting in October. All eleven positions on the Board of Directors are up for election, including 1 and 2 year terms. Membership includes anyone living within (and/or owning a business within) the Montavilla Neighborhood boundaries, who has attended and signed in at any MNA meeting during the previous 3 years.

MNA holds a General Membership Meeting from 6:30-7 pm, prior to the election for neighbors who are uncertain of their membership status or would like to affirm membership prior to the Election Meeting at 7 pm.

Members can nominate a member, or self-nominate for a board position prior to the election and on election night. Each person running for a board position will have two minutes to speak about themselves, and address why they are interested in running for a MNA board position. With all positions open, there is a need for neighbors to get involved and contribute their skills.

The Elections Committee is working with the board, SEUL and ONI to ensure a fair and inclusive election night. Volunteers are needed. MNA election night is Monday, October 9, from 7-8 pm at Montavilla United Methodist Church, 232 SE 80th Ave.

Visit to learn more about the board, neighborhood boundaries, and other information on membership eligibility. For more information email