Last Month’s News. This Month’s Plans.

Holiday gathering, endorsements, and December’s SNA meeting guest

On November 11th, the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association welcomed some new faces to the general meeting and held an open forum to discuss a neighborhood holiday event. We decided to meet on Saturday December 18th at 6 p.m. to walk the Peacock Lane holiday lights event. Event details are in a separate article. 

Johanna Brenner from the Portland Metro’s Peoples’ Coalition spoke about the Portland Committee on Community Engaged Policing (PCCEP)’s recommendations to City Council and asked for the SNA’s endorsement, which we gavet. The November issue has an article by Johanna with details ( The Board discussed a response letter to support SE Uplift’s (SEUL) bylaws amendment. The letter has been sent to the SEUL Board and all SE Neighborhood Association Chairs for consideration. The vote for the SEUL bylaws amendment will be held on Monday, December 6th. Lastly, the SNACC Committee will be hosting a clothing drive on Saturday, December 4th. Event details on when, where, and what to donate are posted on both the SNA website ( and Facebook page ( 

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming December meeting on Thursday the 9th. The SNA will be hosting Oregon State Representative Mr. Nosse who will provide legislative updates and lead a Q&A. Meeting details and the agenda will be posted on the SNA website ( on Monday the 6th. The General meeting is from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the Board meeting to follow directly after from 8:00- 9:00 pm. We encourage you to participate in local civic duty and join us with making Sunnyside, Southeast, and Portland a thriving community.

Ash Hester

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