By David Linn

At our March meeting, Montavilla Neighborhood Association was honored to host Takatoshi Muneno, a professor of Shiga University, Japan, who was studying civil involvement in public policy. He said he was “inspired” by the community involvement in Montavilla.

April and May will be busy month of events for Montavilla. We continue to plan for a homeless forum tentatively scheduled for early next month. Our Public Safety Committee has continued to organize more watches. The Land-use & Transportation Committee meeting has important information on planning and development issues. The Outreach & Communications Committee has begun work on another newsletter and is supporting the creation of a Montavilla history project. We need volunteers for the annual MNA clean-up. If anyone has time to spare, consider signing up for a MNA committee or even just a single event. Check out our website: Montavillapdx.org 

April Events:

4/3 – City of Portland Community Budget Forum – David Douglas HS – 6:30 pm

4/5 – Red Cross Prepare Out Loud – Gresham Boy & Girls Club – 6 pm

4/9 – General Membership & Board Meeting Montavilla Neighborhood Association – Montavilla Methodist Church – 6:30 pm

4/14 – Mt. Tabor Reservoirs open house – PCC SE – 10 am

4/22 – MNA Outreach & Communications Committee

4/25 – MNA Land-use & Transportation Committee

4/28 – 82nd Avenue Parade of Roses – 82nd Avenue – Starts at 9 am

4/28, 4/29 – Madison High School Art Fair 10 am.

Questions, comments, or announcements email mna-email@montavillapdx.org or david@montavillapdx.org.