By Tina Kimmey

Welcome to 2019! Lots to look forward to for the new year. We have a new Communications Chair, Pete Forsyth. Here’s to more neighborhood communications for the new year. Welcome Pete!

Construction is planned to begin on the new Middle School this summer, we are hoping to have a neighborhood clean up this year and as always, the Harvest Fest held the second Sunday in September.

There are lots of ways to become involved this year. Are you interested in Emergency preparedness? Get trained by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) and Portland Fire and Rescue to become a member of a Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). Go to portlandoregon.gov/pbem to sign up for an upcoming class.

There is also training to become a BEECN (Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node) in February. BEECN will be a vital component for communications in the event of an emergency situation.

Want to see what is happening in your neighborhood? This month’s South Tabor Neighborhood Association meetings are: Land Use, Tuesday, January 15; General meeting Thursday, January 17, and all meetings run from 7 -8:30 pm and held at Trinity Fellowship, 2700 SE 67th Ave., entry on the east from the parking lot.

See southtabor.org for more information.