Know your board: Kristen Yates

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

Kristin Yates
Kristin Yates

Kristen Yates grew up in Hood River and moved to Portland eight years ago. Her favorite place in Eliot is the Lillis-Albina Park because she thinks it is beautiful to look at the city from the Eastern vantage point. Yates has been on the board for the past 4 and a half years and has held the position of Recorder since 2012. She diligently writes up the minutes from each board meeting so that neighbors can read them on our website, eliotneighborhood.org, and keep all residents informed of what’s happening in the neighborhood.

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Know your board: Becca Pollard

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

Becca Pollard
Becca Pollard

Becca Pollard moved from Columbus, Ohio to Portland in 2004 and has lived in Eliot for a year.  She loves that Eliot is in close proximity to so many things and is so bike and pedestrian friendly making it pretty comfortable to live here without a car.  In her free time she likes to see live music, have drinks with friends or get out of the city and go hiking or camping.  Pollard is a Brand Ambassador for the Curb app and also does freelance social media and videography.  She also runs an online vintage shop, Helen May Vintage, with her aunt.

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Know your board: Jeri Bee

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

Jeri Stein "Bee"
Jeri Stein “Bee”

Jeri Stein “Bee” has lived in Portland since 2001 but has been an Eliot resident for the last six years.  She loves the people who live in Eliot, the access to public transportation, downtown and parks but mostly the many newly formed friendships.

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Know your board: Jim Hlava

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

Jim Hlava
Jim Hlava

Jim Hlava, a Portland resident for the last 32 years, has lived in the Hollywood District for 25 years. His connection to the Eliot neighborhood is through his employment as a social worker with Cascadia Behavioral HealthCare, Inc .  Cascadia owns the building at 3034 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, which is the home of the Garlington Center, which is one of three of their outpatient mental health and addiction treatment programs in Multnomah County.  He has worked for Cascadia for 28 years and currently is the VP of Housing.

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Know your board: Allan Rudwick

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

Allan Rudwick
Allan Rudwick

Allan Rudwick has lived in Eliot for the last 7 of  his 8 years living in Portland. He spends his days working for a tech company on the Westside and likes that Eliot has such easy access to the I-405 freeway. Also convenient are the Matt Dishman Community Center, the newly renovated Dawson Park and Irving Park.

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Know your board: Patricia Montgomery

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

Patricia Montgomery
Patricia Montgomery

Patricia Montgomery is a native Oregonian and has lived in Eliot for 26 years.  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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Know your board: Sue Stringer

“Know your board” is a series of articles to help you get to know the members of your Eliot Neighborhood Association Board.  Eliot has a very diverse board.  It consists of men and women who care about our neighborhood. We want to share a little bit about your board members.

Sue Stringer
Sue Stringer

Sue Stringer is fairly new to Eliot. She has lived in the neighborhood for the last 3 years but has lived in Portland on and off for 17 years.  She is also new to the board joining in January as the Eliot News Editor.  She joined the board because she wanted to get more connected with the neighborhood and meet new neighbors.

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