By Cathy Riddell

Providence Portland Medical Center’s annual meeting with neighbors in North Tabor and Laurelhurst  is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11, 7 pm at the Providence Cancer Center Amphitheater, 4805 NE Glisan St. Put on by the Providence-Laurelhurst-North Tabor Good Neighbor Agreement committee, the GNA committee works on joint issues of the hospital and surrounding neighborhoods.

Topics to be covered this year include an update on Transportation Demand Management, information from the City on the residential parking permit program, the hospital’s emergency and winter preparedness plans and Q&A .

North Tabor Neighborhood Association’s annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17 at 4837 NE Couch St. Highlighting the meeting will be a visit from Mayor Ted Wheeler and North Tabor board elections. The regular NTNA business meeting will be at 6:30. Mayor Wheeler will speak at 7.

Following a break, board elections will be held at 8 pm. Board positions are for one year and all positions are up for election. As outlined in the bylaws, election to the board requires membership in the neighborhood association, attending monthly neighborhood meetings, and ongoing participation and oversight of neighborhood association business including special and emergency meetings, as well as work on areas of individual interest including communications, land use, emergency preparedness, Neighborhood Watch and planning activities such as recycling events and Neighborhood Night Out.

North Tabor will be partnering with Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association to co-sponsor a neighborhood recycling event Saturday, April 28 at Mt. Tabor Middle School,  5800 SE Ash. Volunteers will be needed the day of the event onsite and to help with transporting items. More information to follow.

NTNA meets the third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm, at 4837 NE Couch, Community of Christ Church. The website is northtabor.org and its Facebook page is @NorthTaborNews. The board can be reached at board@northtabor.org or c/o SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main St., Portland, OR 97214. Phone messages may be left at 503.928.4655.