Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association:  Neighbors working with neighbors since 1977 to create a community that works for everyone–residents, businesses, students, visitors and employees.

Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association

Board Member Election

Ladies and Gentlemen of the DNA, the DNA membership will hold an election to fill six board member positions on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM.

These DNA members are candidates nominated to run for election to these positions:

Marian deBardelaben (New Member)

BIO: To Follow

Stephanie Hanse (Current Member)

BIO: Committed volunteer for Transition Projects, longtime Portland resident, previous career in banking, board focus on solution for our houseless neighbors

Wendy Rahm (Current Member)

BIO: Architectural Heritage Center/Bosco Milligan Foundation Board, non-profit board experience, advocacy, past university professor.

Diana Stuart (New Member)

BIO: To Follow

LaJune Thorsen (Current Member)

BIO: MSA, Educational Psychology, 44 year Portland resident, 10 year downtown resident, focused on improving the quality of life for all downtown residents

Walter Weyler (Current Member)

BIO: Retired manufacturing company owner; non-profit board leadership experience.

More than 200 Portlanders participated in our Homelessness Educational Forum. Presenters included experts in demographics, housing, behavior issues and different approaches to public safety, as well as a panel of persons who have experienced homelessness.

Participants discussed the issues, thought about solutions, and networked with the speakers. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments at the post Forum reception were provided by our generous sponsors. To experience more of the Forum please go to our Events page for a photo gallery, presenter Power Points, sponsor information, and solution board responses.


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