Say Goodbye to 2018 and Welcome to 2019

Change is the only constant in life” (Heraclitus, c. 535 BC – 475 BC)

We are changing, it’s a fact. We always have been changing. Our neighborhood is one of the six fastest-growing neighborhoods in Portland and we continue to evolve demographically as well as architecturally. A quick search on the web will enlighten all our new Eliot residents. (Check out the list of web pages at the end of this letter)

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Within and Beyond the Borders of Eliot: Meet Your New Eliot Neighborhood Association Board for 2019

By Sue Stringer

This column usually features businesses, in Eliot and just beyond our neighborhood’s borders to help our residents learn what exciting businesses and opportunities are located in and around our amazing neighborhood. However, in this issue, we focus on the people that make up the Eliot Neighborhood Association Board.

Our Eliot Neighborhood Association board is made up of 12 members this year. Most live in Eliot but some just work in Eliot and live in other neighborhoods. We have included most of them here so you can get to know them better. Also, you can always stop by a neighborhood association meeting and come meet us in person!

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Important Contact Information

Our Eliot Livability Team has been busy working with businesses, residents and the city to clean up our neighborhood. Here are a list of some helpful phone numbers and websites to contact the city about issues you may have around your property or that you notice in the neighborhood. Save this for future reference and thanks for helping keep Eliot clean and safe.

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10th Annual Eliot Clean Up is May 19

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Eliot resident bikes in donations at the 2017 cleanup.

It’s that time of year again when we get the urge to do a bit of spring cleaning and get rid of all that clutter that has been gathering in our closets, basements and garages.  How convenient that the Eliot Neighborhood Association is organizing its 10th annual spring clean-up event where you can bring items that you no longer want that someone else may have been pining for and throw away that broken chair that’s taking up valuable real estate in your shed.

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Meet the Board – Jere Fitterman

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Jere Fitterman

“Meet the board” is a series of posts to help you get to know the members of your Eliot Neighborhood Association Board.

Jere has lived in Eliot since Jan 2009. She has been on the board for two years as Co-Chair with Patricia Montgomery. This year she is the Chair. Jere wanted to join the board because she wanted to get to know more neighbors and get involved in local issues and events.

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Meet the Board – Maggie Gardner

“Meet the board” is a series of posts to help you get to know the members of your Eliot Neighborhood Association Board.

Maggie has lived in Eliot for 12 years. She has attended meetings sporadically over the years, but never been on the board before this year. She just got elected Vice Chair and is interested in exploring what might unite and engage our community.

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Meet the Board – Sue Stringer

Sue Stringer

“Meet the board” is a series of posts to help you get to know the members of your Eliot Neighborhood Association Board.

Sue is fairly new to Eliot. She has lived in the neighborhood for the last five years but has lived in Portland on and off for 21 years.  Sue joined the board as the  Eliot News Editor in 2014. She joined the board because she wanted to get more connected with the neighborhood and meet new neighbors.

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Meet the Board – Anna Daggett

“Meet the board” is a series of posts to help you get to know the members of your Eliot Neighborhood Association Board.

Anna has lived in the Eliot neighborhood for a year and a half and in Portland for seven years. This is her first term as a board member.  She wanted to join the board to increase her knowledge and awareness about what is going on in the Eliot neighborhood.

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Meet the Board – Monica Choy Salazar

“Meet the board” is a series of posts to help you get to know the members of your Eliot Neighborhood Association Board.

Monica Choy Salazar

Monica has lived in the Eliot neighborhood since May 2017 and has worked here since August 2013. She just joined the board in October and we’re excited that she was willing to be elected as our Recorder. She is happy to live and work in Eliot and wants to be more involved in the community here.

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Meet the Board – Brad Baker

“Meet the board” is a series of posts to help you get to know the members of your Eliot Neighborhood Association Board.

Brad Baker

Brad has lived in Eliot for a little less than a year. Before living in Eliot, he lived in Goose Hollow. Brad just got elected to our board in October. He is interested in helping Eliot be as wonderful as it can potentially be. To him, that means a diverse, safe, affordable, sustainable, and welcoming community.

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Meet the Board – Patricia Montgomery

“Meet the board” is a series of posts to help you get to know the members of your Eliot Neighborhood Association Board.

Patricia Montgomery

Patricia is a native Oregonian and has lived in Eliot for 28 years.  She has been on the board for five years with the last two years being our Co-Chair with Jere Fitterman. Her favorite things about the neighborhood are the accessibility to the city, the diversity of the neighborhood and the sense of a caring community.

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