Invitation: Open to ALL Humboldt Residents: Neighborhood Zoom Meeting this Thursday 11/12/20 7-9pm

“America’s democracy is not guaranteed. It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it. To guard it, and never take it for granted and protecting our democracy takes struggle. It takes sacrifice. But there is joy in it. And there is progress. Because we the people have the power to build a better future” 
– Kamala Harris

Hello Everyone, 

As the cool crisp Autumn air begins to take hold with all the beautiful colors of the leaves swirling around, I hope you all have had some tranquil moments to see Humboldt’s majestic tree color display. 

I hope you’ll join the Humboldt Neighborhood Association at the upcoming 11/12/20 7-9pm monthly meeting.

Please email HNAnews@gmail.com to receive the upcoming agenda, previous months minutes, and be added to the contact list.

Remember HNA meetings are open to ALL who reside in Humboldt, including, renters, business owners, homeowners, and anyone who calls the streets of Humboldt home.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88254627734?pwd=SFMra29RMk5TTGpMMTJpU045Ti82UT09 

Meeting ID: 882 5462 7734
Passcode: 337336

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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k6AAhqARx

Here is the link to view the previous HNA meeting  Passcode: Qg9A9X?i 

Helpful Resources: 
https://www.safestrongoregon.org  
Taking Care of Your Mental Wellness
Please remember that there are resources out there if you need someone to talk to.If you want someone to talk to, the David Romprey Oregon Warmline is available every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 1-800-698-2392. You can also call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it – not only those experiencing a mental health crisis. More resources are available on the Safe + Strong mental and emotional health page.And, here’s that helpful list again of ways to take care of yourself:Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news when you are able.Try to do something you enjoy.Take care of your body by eating well, exercising and getting plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind. Remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Check in with your community (neighbors, family, friends, etc.) if you are able. Keep a sense of hope. Connect with others. 

Thank you for reading! We will get through this together.

Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association
Exec Board | The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
Member | Conceptual Master Planning Committee | Jefferson High School
Lead | Nextdoor.com
Administrator | Buy Nothing Project Portland
Artist | kymberlyjeka.com
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Invitation: Open to ALL Humboldt Residents: Neighborhood Zoom Meeting this Thursday 10/08/20 7-9pm

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hello Everyone,
How are you? The Humboldt Neighborhood Association would like to know!  I hope you’ll join the virtual monthly HNA meeting this Thursday 10/08/20 @7pm (invite below & on agenda).  There is lots happening in Humboldt, once again we have a full agenda! 

Remember HNA meetings are open to ALL who reside in Humboldt, including business owners, renters, and any residents who reside in Humboldt.

For last month’s meeting minutes from September along with this Thursday’s agenda and land use plans for new development in Humboldt to be discussed, please email HNAnews@gmail.com to be added to the contact list.

Also, the HNA has a bottle drop fund with bags on hand to raise funds to bring back into the community and needs supportive donations as all of HNA’s regular events like McMenamins Friends and Family Night, and others have been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.  Please get in touch and we can get bags to you or your business please, thank you!

The HNA needs your help!  Want to make a difference and impact in your Humboldt neighborhood?  As Humboldt continues to grow exponentially with both residents & developments, YOU can dramatically influence the future and decision making that affects this neighborhood by volunteering with HNA! 

Link to meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81799045445?pwd=K2wzZXVBRXVYTm5MVndlVzAyeHBnUT09

As always, thanks for all the work YOU do in the community & beyond!
Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood AssociationExec Board | The Northeast Coalition of NeighborhoodsMember | Conceptual Master Planning Committee | Jefferson High SchoolLead | Nextdoor.comAdministrator | Buy Nothing Project PortlandArtist | kymberlyjeka.com
facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/
facebook.com/groups/119778448144567/facebook.com/kymberlyjeka

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Invitation: to ALL Humboldt residents: 7-9 pm Humboldt Neighborhood Association Zoom Thursday Sep 10, 2020 7pm – 9pm

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. ” -Malcolm X

Hi everyone,
I sincerely hope all is well with you!  Everyone hangin’ in there?!  
Drop into the next HNA zoom meeting open to ALL who reside within Humboldt this Thursday 7-9pm!  Discover what’s happening now in your neighborhood! Check the link below…
Please remember the Humboldt Neighborhood Association absolutely continues to stand in solidarity with the BLM movement as we move forward in history! HNA exists to serve the community and ALL of itsmembers in any capacity. 

HNA minutes from July, and the upcoming agenda for this Thursday can be obtained by emailing HNAnews@gmail.com to join the contact list to receive these updates. 

I personally look forward to catching up with residents as we navigate this unusual time, discussing current events, as well as concerns that affect us all.  

Thank you all for what you do to make the world a better place. Let’s continue our work together for positive change. How can we help eachother. 
Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood AssociationExec Board | The Northeast Coalition of NeighborhoodsMember | Conceptual Master Planning Committee | Jefferson High SchoolLead | Nextdoor.comAdministrator | Buy Nothing Project PortlandArtist | kymberlyjeka.com
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ALL ARE WELCOME! Humboldt Neighborhood Virtual Meeting 07/09/20 7-9pm

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Humboldt Neighborhood Association stands with our communities of color.

Hi Everyone,

I’m sure we can all agree it’s been quite a tumultuous time as of late. I sincerely hope you are all doing as well as ultimately possible.
Remember, the HNA is committed to being an ally and supporting the need for action against racism and the continually growing movement for demanding racial justice.  We are here, we are listening.  We can help.
The Humboldt Neighborhood needs to hear from YOU now more than ever! These once monthly meetings are for ALL Humboldt residents, including ALL who live, work, rent, reside, own businesses, or anyone who calls Humboldt home that would like to weigh in or engage in continuing to build an inclusive, diverse, sustainable, and prosperous Humboldt community.  It is critical work.  A mutual collaboration. It is vital that we continue to hear the voices and concerns of this community, work together during the pandemic, have a collective voice influencing the future of YOUR Humboldt neighborhood to communicate with government officials and other instrumental groups.

I hope you will join in this Thursday 07/09/20 7-9pm

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86148885323?pwd=TUJ6OWNJSnR4UlE1MUJTSk13cmFFUT09 Meeting ID: 861 4888 5323 Password: 106265 One tap mobile +13126266799,,86148885323#,,,,0#,,106265# US Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcY221rRBM

Toreceive the June Minutes & upcoming agenda contact HNAnews@gmail.com

The HNA FB page continues to post neighborhood and beyond relevant daily updates to follow here

We stand in solidarity!
— 
Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood AssociationExec Board | The Northeast Coalition of NeighborhoodsMember | Conceptual Master Planning Committee | Jefferson High SchoolLead | Nextdoor.comAdministrator | Buy Nothing Project PortlandArtist | kymberlyjeka.com
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Humboldt Neighborhood Association Statement Release 06/2020

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

4815 NE 7th Avenue Portland, OR 97211

HNAnews@gmail.com

June, 2020

To All,

RE: Current Events

During this historic time, the Humboldt Neighborhood Association (HNA) would like to create the space for our community to unite for justice through peace. Important voices, such as yours, need to be heard so we can move forward with change.  

The HNA recognizes that we are all affected in some way by these events. It is important now, more than ever, to have a neighborhood dialogue as well as a national dialogue so all voices are heard with compassion and respect.   

The neighborhood association hopes that these current events create unity and begin the process of eliminating systemic oppression and racism. As we continue to rally for change through this heartbreaking time, we believe our neighbors’ voices must be heard. The HNA stands with the grieving, hears the mourning, and is prepared to help support an equitable future for all. 

We plan to use the collective strength of voices to demand change at a legislative level. This letter has been sent to Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland City Commissioners, and Oregon’s United States Congressional delegation to demand justice in this country for every voice that has been silenced through acts of police violence. 

As the Humboldt Neighborhood, we would ask that you join us by signing this petition to show your support for justice and peace.  

So many people have chosen to risk their lives during this global pandemic to speak with outrage about injustice. During these uncertain and turbulent times, respect and compassion does not go unnoticed. Maybe there’s a hero who lives deep within us all and if this is so, then now is the time to step forward and do that small kind act you know you could do for another to show kindness and respect. It is time, at long last, for the United States to extend to all of its citizens the hope and promise enshrined in its founding documents. One small step to change the world begins with you. Now.

We wish to thank you for this opportunity to share our hopes to create long overdue change for social justice deserved by all human beings. 

In solidarity and peace,

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

Petition 

https://www.facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/

Humboldt NA Virtual Zoom Monthly Meeting & ELECTION 06/11/20 @7-9pm

Hello Everyone,

I realize this is just the monthly email reminder for the upcoming HNA meeting and election next week, but how could one not mention the state of the world. As historic events continue to unfold day by day, minute by minute, I’m both heartbroken about loss of life and uplifted to witness people come together in solidarity standing up for justice. 

As we continue to rally for change through this challenging time we believe our voices must be and will be heard. 

It is this neighborhood association’s hope that the events occurring now create equal justice, unity and focus on eliminating systemic oppression and racism. The HNA stands with the grieving, hears the mourning, and is here to help you and support an equitable future for all. 

Please join HNA for the monthly zoom meeting:Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87328230801?pwd=MkE5KzJCTkgxQ0U4VFBvZnRrVnpBdz09Meeting ID: 873 2823 0801 Password: 478518 
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Humboldt Neighborhood Association June 2020 Elections

Here is the online ballot please VOTE!!

Online voting must be completed by June 11th at 6 pm, and results of the online voting will be reported at the June 11th HNA meeting.  Thank you for your vote as the HNA utilizes a proxy voting system instituted due to the pandemic.

You can also check out the bios for the current HNA board members as well as the HNA bylaws and the bylaws in a current updated state of revision status.

Email HNAnews@gmail.com for the current agenda for 06/11/20 and minutes from the 05/14/20 meeting.

The HNA will also be releasing a letter/statement of Solidarity and Peace along with a petition in the coming days.

This weekend! Please check out the attached flyer for the HNA & Emmanuel Temple Church FREE Food and Quarantine Kit Giveaway happening right here in Humboldt on 06/06/20 from noon-2pm!  

The HNA agenda also has upcoming related events/meetings and The HNA FB page continues to post updates to follow here

Lastly, as we continue to navigate the pandemic while historic protesting continues around the world, please know that kindness, respect and compassion through even a small act of listening does not go unnoticed. When you think about the many unknown people who have chosen to risk their lives during this time of great transition to help us, this becomes even more important. Without their devotion and work our lives would be so much more difficult. I like to believe there’s a hero who lives deep within all of us and if this is so, then now could be the right time to step forward and do that small kind act you know you could do for another to show just how much you care. One small step to change the world begins with you. Now.

In solidarity and peace!– 

Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

Exec Board | The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods

Member | Conceptual Master Planning Committee | Jefferson High School

Lead | Nextdoor.com

Administrator | Buy Nothing Project Portland

Artist | kymberlyjeka.com

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facebook.com/groups/119778448144567/facebook.com/kymberlyjeka


Meet your Humboldt Neighborhood Association current board members and discover a bit more about them. Check out the newly updated board members tab above, click neighborhood association, then board members.

The upcoming virtual voting HNA Board election is scheduled for 06/11/20

Please get in touch with HNA if you’re interested in becoming part of the HNA board or have any questions! Active members are recognized after attending 3 general meetings in the previous 12 month period.

Voting poll to follow soon…Be sure to vote!


Humboldt NA Virtual Zoom Monthly Meeting 05/14/20 @7-9pm

“This crisis shows us that we are not separate from one another-even when we are living apart. Therefore, we all have a responsibility to exercise compassion and help.” – Dalai Lama

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association invites you to the upcoming virtual monthly zoom meeting next Thursday 05/14/20 7-9pm

Just click the link below and enter the meeting code. You may have to get the zoom app beforehand if you’d like to enable video.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78727891662

Meeting ID: 787 2789 1662

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association is always here to help!

There is opportunity for all who reside in Humboldt to continue to do good work together; renters, business owners, residents, and home owners can strategize, and streamline ways to best help each other and those around us who need help in a myriad of ways. From simply calling or mailing those who are isolated nearby, to creating practical ideas to begin effectively formulating community solidarity in a way that adheres to the importance of social distancing to the best of all of our ability at this time. Feel free to share what you’ve learned from other meetings thus far, your experiences navigating day to day as we move through this time together, your concerns, and ideas are invaluable. There is so much information bombardment, meetings, and online groups forming it continues to be a lot to mentally digest each and every day, but there are many simple and effective ways to maneuver on a hyperlocal level working together positively!

The HNA Facebook page posts valuable resources and information daily from many valuable sources. Follow HNA here for beneficial announcements such as pop up food pantry’s, how to apply for rent extensions, how to seek help, grants for projects, financial assistance, along with current COVID-19 info and releases. For minutes, the upcoming agenda, and to be added to the HNA contact list, please email HNAnews@gmail.com

2 very exciting important community events coming up here in May sponsored by the HNA!

Emmanuel Temple Church will have a Food & Quarantine Kit Giveaway while adhering to social distancing 06/06/20 Noon-2pm THEY ARE IN NEED of DONATIONS (please contact on how to help)

Green New Deal Zoom Cosponsored by HNA & VNA https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-green-new-deal-online-qa-discussion-tickets-103550121200?fbclid=IwAR3x_Ke7ZjxcI2CJeL5Se5I-0w2WrRJ1vyqMYUZhsJ82jWl1c4p9gdOzDfc All are encouraged to participate in this important commonsense proposal to address climate change and inequality.

See more Humboldt Events on the HNA Agenda including a fundraiser to help your Boise Eliot Humboldt Elementary School! https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/behpta2020/behpta

As always, I look forward to hearing from YOU! Stay healthy, be well, safe & kind!

— Best, Kymberly Jeka

Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

Exec Board | The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods

Member | Conceptual Master Planning Committee | Jefferson High School Lead | Nextdoor.com Administrator |

Buy Nothing Project Portland

Artist | kymberlyjeka.com facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/ facebook.com/groups/119778448144567/ facebook.com/kymberlyjeka


Humboldt NA Virtual Zoom Monthly Meeting 04/09/20 @7-9pm

“The world is a place that is so interconnected that what happens in another part of the world will impact us.” -Anthony Fauci

Hello Everyone,
First and foremost, I hope everyone is doing the best they can at such an unusual time in history. We will come out on the other side of this. Remember, as much as this saying is tossed around, it’s true, We Will Get Through This Together.

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association would like to invite All those who wish to participate in the upcoming virtual monthly zoom meeting next Thursday 04/09/20 7-9pm

Just click the link below and enter the meeting code. You may have to get the zoom app beforehand if you’d like to enable video.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/841081892
Meeting ID: 841 081 892

This will be an opportunity to hear from renters, business owners, residents, and home owners to strategize, and streamline ways to best serve those around us who may need help in a myriad of ways. From simply calling or mailing those who are isolated to creating practical ideas to begin effectively formulating community solidarity in a way that adheres to the importance of social distancing to the best of all of our ability at this time. Feel free to share what you’ve learned from other meetings thus far, your experiences navigating day to day as we move through this time together, your concerns, and ideas. There is so much information bombardment and so many groups it’s a lot to mentally digest, but there are many effective ways to maneuver on a hyperlocal level.

The HNA Facebook page has been posting valuable resources both local and citywide as they have been coming in from many sources to announce to those who may not get that info directly to their inbox, so please follow HNA here: facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/ for beneficial announcements such as pop up food pantry’s, how to apply for rent extensions, how to seek help, grants for projects, along with current COVID-19 info and releases.

Email HNAnews@gmail.com for the minutes from the previous 02.13.20 HNA meeting as well as the Agenda for 04/09/20, and to be added to the HNA contact list.

As always, I look forward to hearing from YOU!

Be safe, healthy, and kind.

Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association
Exec Board | The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
Member | Conceptual Master Planning Committee | Jefferson High School
Lead | Nextdoor.com
Administrator | Buy Nothing Project Portland
Artist | kymberlyjeka.com
facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/
facebook.com/groups/119778448144567/
facebook.com/kymberlyjeka


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March 21st 2020

Dear Governor Brown,

Please save as many lives as possible with your ability to order all Oregon residents to stay in their homes right now and shelter in place.  Please join other states in restricting movement to contain the coronavirus.  We can all do our part to ‘flatten the curve’ but you have the ability to make the decision for all who are counting on you.

As you are aware, Oregon’s shortage of vital hospitalization care equipment and lack of space along with an influx of people expected to need care will all be overwhelmed very soon, but you have the ability to ease that burden by acting now.  The historic global tragedies unfolding now are a warning to take swift action.

In the absence of proper personal protective equipment, all essential front line workers can only be protected if the total number of social interactions is dramatically decreased. Social distancing from the larger public is not enough.  Without urgent action, the general public, along with front line workers could be spreading the virus unknowingly furthering the dire situation at hand. 

Please act now, there isn’t a reason not to.

With urgency,

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

CC: Lew Frederick

       Tawna Sanchez 

       Earl Blumenauer

       Ron Wyden

       Ted Wheeler

       Amanda Fritz

       Chloe Edualy

       Jo Ann Hardesty

Jeff Merkley


*Cancelled* as of 03/12/20 Humboldt Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting March 12th, 7-9pm @ JHS

Due to the most up to date incoming COVID-19 news, it’s best to err on the side of caution and postpone tonight’s HNA meeting.
I apologize for the short notice, but it’s in the best interest of community safety for everyone’s health.
Stay safe.
For more information regarding COVID, please visit:
https://www.myoregon.gov/2020/03/12/governor-kate-brown-issues-orders-on-covid-19/
https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx

“All people are the same; only their habits differ.” -Confucius

Hello All, 
Spring is just around the corner and in the air! 

Get ready for another packed agenda attached below for next weeks 03/12/2020 7-9pm Humboldt Neighborhood Association meeting @ Jefferson HS in the Blazer Room accessed off of Commercial Ave.  Look for the HNA Sandwich Board on the sidewalk to locate the door entrance.

This month PBOT will be presenting to discuss the announcement and rollout of the new parking pilot project & Portland Youth Builders will be giving a short presentation on Alternative School Student Training.

Save The Dates! The HNA will be having a Friends & Family night @ McMenamins Chapel Pub 04/09/2020 5pm-close & there will be a raffle! Please bring your friends and family and grab a pint to support your HNA where 50% of the nights proceeds will be donated to the HNA to generate back into the neighborhood in the form of events and more!

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association is partnering this year with The King Neighborhood Association to bring you the Annual Community Collection Event on 05/09/20 9am-1pm @ 1033 N Sumner Street, Emmanuel Temple Church parking lot in Humboldt!  Here’s your chance to get crackin’ on some Spring cleaning and bring your items for either disposal or donation! There will be a huge community Reuse area onsite! Flyers with all the details to follow soon.

As always, thank you for all you do in the community & beyond!  I hope to see you there!

Follow HNA on FB for regular updates on neighborhood news info! 
— 
Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

Exec Board | The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods

Member | Conceptual Master Planning Committee | Jefferson High School

Lead | Nextdoor.com

Administrator | Buy Nothing Project Portland

Artist | kymberlyjeka.com

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Humboldt Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting February 13th, 7-9pm @ JHS

adjective. The definition of open minded is a willingness to try new things or to hear and consider new ideas. An example of an open minded person is one who listens to her opponent in a debate to see if the information makes sense or if they can change their mind.

Get ready for another packed agenda, attached below for the 02/13/2020 7-9pm HNA meeting@ Jefferson HS in the Blazer Room accessed off of Commercial Ave.  Look for the HNA Sandwich Board on the sidewalk to locate the door entrance.

Perhaps you would like to bring neighbors together to plant a community garden in the Spring, or maybe organize a neighborhood area litter cleanup day, or a graffiti removal gathering, perhaps obtain a community led effort grant, or help bring Humboldt the long promised park it deserves?

There’s a myriad of ways to become involved with your community and help contribute to making it an enjoyable place to live! Let’s hear your ideas!  Ever heard the saying it takes a village?  Howabout a neighborhood banding together for community projects!?  No one should do it alone, let’s do it together!  Please come to your Neighborhood Association meetings, share your thoughts and ideas and participate in what’s unfolding around you in your neighborhood. Become more involved to share in decision making together with your community and the Humboldt Neighborhood Association and it’s desire to build an inclusive, diverse, sustainable, and prosperous community!

Save The Date! The HNA will be having a Friends & Family night @ McMenamins Chapel Pub 04/09/2020 5pm-close & there will be a raffle! 

Did you see the article in the latest issue of the ‘Hey Neighbor’ newspaper written by our very own Vice-Chair, John Ollis? And the article from HNA at-large board member Richard Hunter, and HNA Historian, Clifford Walker, in the resident spotlight? Check it out here

As always, thank you for all you do in the community & beyond!  I hope to see you there!

Follow HNA on FB for regular updates on neighborhood news info! 
— 
Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

Exec Board | The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods

Member | Conceptual Master Planning Committee | Jefferson High School

Lead | Nextdoor.com

Administrator | Buy Nothing Project Portland

Artist | kymberlyjeka.com

facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/
facebook.com/groups/119778448144567/facebook.com/kymberlyjeka

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The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

4815 NE 7th Avenue Portland, OR 97211

HNAnews@gmail.com

Date:        January 5th, 2020

To:            Portland Parks & Recreation:

Director, Adena Long

Operations & Strategies Manager, Claudio Campuzano

Recreation Services Division Manager, Maximo Behrens

Land Stewardship Division Manager, Tonya Booker

Assets & Development Division Manager, Lauren McGuire

Asset Manager/Program Manager, Chris Silkie

Planning Manager, Brett Horner

                  Board Chair, Paul Agrimis

CC:           Mayor Ted Wheeler

                 Commissioners Fritz, Hardesty, & Eudaly

                 Communications Coordinator for Nick Fish 

                 City Auditor, Mary Hull Caballero

                 Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods 

                 Prosper Portland

From:                     The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

                                  Kymberly Jeka, Board Chair

                                  John Ollis, Vice Chair

                                 Alicia Richards, Secretary

                                 Clifford Walker, Historian

                                 Abe Proctor, At Large Board Member (PCC Cascade)

                                 Richard Hunter, At Large Board Member

                                 Kate Piper, At Large Board Member

                   Brandi Boersma, At Large Board Member

RE:      Promised Park within the Humboldt Neighborhood

Almost twenty years ago Portland’s Humboldt Neighborhood was promised a park.  What happened? Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) knows the benefit of neighborhood Parks; they are a vital resource to both a community and neighborhood.  The Humboldt neighborhood is one of the only neighborhoods without its own designated city park in the entire city of Portland!  

PP&R has previously identified Humboldt as having a large underserved area in need of a park for a number of years, but has not yet fulfilled their mission to provide high quality designated recreation services and opportunities for all residents in this high density underserved area (see attached map from PP&R).

Humboldt is part of the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Plan, which promised Humboldt a park adopted as far back as August 2000.  As Humboldt continues to grow at a record rate, new developments are vastly decreasing any real potential public green space, park, or sanctuary for all. Thus, Humboldt’s opportunity to have access to public green space is quickly diminishing. For many years, residents have used Portland Public School (PPS) property, (a large, open field adjacent to Jefferson High School on the Southside of Alberta and Kerby Avenue) as a park, due to it being the only green space in the neighborhood. Despite this area being unfenced and unmanaged, many individuals utilize it to recreate and take their dogs off leash. Not only is this against PPS policy, but the lack of amenities that often come with public parks (dog bags, trash cans, restrooms, etc.) are a true concern for public health and safety. Many complaints have been filed historically revolving around the unregulated use of this site and have thus far not been fully mitigated. 

Not having a neighborhood park, in an area that qualifies for every prioritization factor in the city’s park plan forces Humboldt residents to travel further unnecessarily; thereby, it is an issue of livability, quality of life, and public health.  This disproportionately impacts Humboldt further, as a neighborhood consisting of a higher percentage than city average of vulnerable and/or culturally- and economically-diverse households. 

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association & Future Park of Humboldt Committee have attempted to work with PP&R over time, providing qualifying suggestions of parcels of land, many of which are now large developments, through PP&R’s suggested method online. Commissioner Amanda Fritz has also been contacted and a response to HNA was never received.  PP&R has a duty to take notice of vital missing representation of PP&R in the Humboldt Neighborhood specifically, where the interests of long underserved residents, working to develop and enhance the local green space creating a park environment could have been a mutual collaboration.  With the entire west side of Humboldt bordering I-5, along with the major air quality concern from diesel particulates impacting this community, also adding to the great importance of this critical need for protected green space specific to this community.

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association asks that Portland Parks & Recreation fulfill its long ago – twenty years – original obligation of creating a promised neighborhood park managed by PP&R in the inclusive, diverse, sustainable, and prosperous community of recognized underserved green space within Humboldt for a public park within a 10-minute walk for All to utilize, as such is PP&R’s vision.  We look forward to discussing this project with you.  Thank you for your kind and thoughtful consideration.

Looking forward,

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association


Humboldt Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting 01/09/20 7-9pm

“Thank you for allowing me this honor, and for all that you do to make Portland special. The future is bright.” – Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish (1958-2020)

Looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming Humboldt Neighborhood Association Meeting & Happy New Year to All!

Location:  This will be the HNA monthly meeting space until June 2020Jefferson High School Blazer Room (Accessed on Commercial Ave / Look for HNA sandwich board @ door entrance)7-9pm 

For a copy of the HNA Agenda for January & Minutes from December 

please email HNAnews@gmail.com Please don’t hesitate to contact HNA with any questions or concerns!  All are welcome!  

Check out the article about & by The Humboldt Neighborhood Association out on Friday 01/03/20 in the Winter issue of NECN’s Hey Neighbor Newspaper!  http://heyneighborpdx.com & our very own HNA Board member, Richard Hunter’s Restaurant Review piece of E’Njoni Cafe’ in Humboldt!

Lastly, if you haven’t, please fill out the survey on what type of business YOU would like to see in the retail spaces @ the new 4 story housing development @ 105 N Killingsworth & Vancouver where Clarence Walker Flowers used to be? 

Submit your idea: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R5GLF83

Thank you!

Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association 

Exec Board | The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods

Member | Conceptual Master Planning Committee | Jefferson High School

Lead | Nextdoor.com

Administrator | Buy Nothing Project Portland


humboldtneighborhood.org

facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/

facebook.com/groups/119778448144567/

https://www.necoalition.org

facebook.com/kymberlyjeka

kymberlyjeka.com


Humboldt Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting 12/12/19 7-9pm

“The difficult I’ll do right now. The impossible will take a little while”. -Billie Holiday

Hello Everyone, Happy Winter Holidays & Solstice!

The December 12th HNA meeting will take place @ McMenamins Chapel Pub in Humboldt as a holiday social event open to community members interested in attending. Hope to see you there!

To receive the meeting minutes from November as well as the December agenda please contact HNAnews@gmail.com to be added to the HNA contact listing.

Below is a piece written by the HNA Vice Chair, John Ollis, created to provide insight on what the HNA has been up to and how you can help!

As always, thanks for all YOU do in the community & beyond!

Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association


Humboldt Neighbors Unite!

Neighbors in Humboldt meet the 2nd Thursday of every month to improve our neighborhood’s general welfare and build community. We support our educational institutions, while weighing in on land-use decisions, advocating for the vitality of local businesses, and working with government agencies to secure services that benefit the neighborhood. We strive to provide a forum for members of the community to voice their dreams and concerns for the Humboldt neighborhood.

In just the last few years, a dedicated group of volunteers facilitated a discussion about the naming of schools after former slave owners, partnered with Emmanuel Temple Church to provide the neighborhood cleanup each spring, and hosted a monthly discussion where developers can meet with community to discuss options for maintaining neighborhood character and livability in an era of housing challenges.

HNA sponsors community gatherings such as the 20th anniversary celebration of a small neighborhood greenspace on N. Albina and Sumner, the Humboldt Market located at PCC Cascade campus, events at the Alberta Abbey, holiday adopt-a-neighbor programs, food pantry and shelter drives.

If you want to get involved with local events, share thoughts and concerns about the direction of our community, such as securing Humboldt’s once promised park, or addressing issues such as houselessness, affordable housing, racism, and air pollution, we will be meeting every 2nd Thursday from 7pm to 9 pm at Jefferson High School in the Blazer Room located off of Commercial Ave.

All Humboldt residents are welcome! This includes all renters, business owners, and homeowners. We look forward to collaborating with you! Please visit these websites for more updates and news.

https://humboldtneighborhood.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/

Humboldt Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting 11/14/19 7-9pm

“Remember then: there is only one time that is important– Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.” -Leo Tolstoy 

Hello Everyone & Happy Autumn!
There is a lot of news on the Humboldt Neighborhood front, & beyond to report!
To receive previous month minutes, & the current agenda with lots of exciting events coming up in the neighborhood and beyond, please email HNAnews@gmail.com to join the newsletter mailing list.

Thursday’s 11/14 meeting from 7-9pm @ Jefferson HS will be located in the Blazer Room off of Commercial Ave.  Near the intersection of Emerson & Commercial. There will be an HNA sandwich board at the meeting entrance location.  We will continue to meet monthly @ JHS until June. 


Right now the HNA needs you more than ever in supporting what Neighborhood Associations can achieve in the community and how you can help be part of positive change. There are many  projects within Humboldt that need volunteers from the community.  Volunteers like YOU!  

We are also currently looking for enthusiastic members to join the Humboldt Neighborhood Association! Could this be you?!

Neighborhood associations play a vital role in representing the interests of residents and enhancing the local community. A well-organized association can have a significant impact on the quality of life in a neighborhood – this is particularly important as there is so much outside impact on the way our neighborhood is changing. We hope to become stronger and are seeking residents of Humboldt Neighborhood who have some a willingness to dedicate time and energy to make a difference in our shared community. We believe that increasing your participation will benefit the whole community by creating a positive environment of shared responsibility and mutual collaboration. These are just some of the benefits of being involved with your neighborhood’s association: 
• Facilitate achieving common neighborhood goals 
• Provide the neighborhood with a common voice and an effective means of communicating with   government officials and other instrumental groups 
• Empowered neighborhoods can have input in events happening in their area • Members take part in the decision making that affects their neighborhoods • Organize and help members work for preservation and improvements in their neighborhood 
• Planning and holding social activities for the neighborhood 
• Organizing neighborhood improvement projects 

Follow the HNA Facebook neighborhood page https://www.facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/ with related neighborhood updates daily to keep you informed! and the HNA website: https://humboldtneighborhood.org
Do you have Neighborhood News or concerns to share? Would you like to be part of the Agenda?  Please contact HNAnews@gmail.com, we’d love to hear from you!

As always, thanks for all you do in our community and beyond, & see you Thursday!
Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair  |  The Humboldt Neighborhood Association 
facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/


Humboldt Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting 10/10/19 7-9pm

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” -Michael Jordan

Lovely Autumn is in the air, and it’s that time again for the exciting Humboldt Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.

Meetings now fall on the 2nd Thursday of every month excluding August.

To receive previous month minutes, & the current agenda with 3 exciting guest speakers this month and lots of exciting events coming up in the neighborhood and beyond, please email HNAnews@gmail.com to join the newsletter mailing list.

I look forward to seeing you at the 10/10/19 7-9pm meeting @ Humboldt Gardens 5033 N Vancouver Avenue 97217 (look for the HNA Sandwich Boards for the entrance)

As always, ALL are welcome! The HNA wants to hear from YOU! Come on out & find out what’s happening in Humboldt & beyond.

Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association 

Humboldt Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting 09/11/19 7-9pm

“The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view” ― Jack Kerouac

I hope everyone has been enjoying Summer, the HNA is looking forward to seeing you at the next monthly meeting 09/11/19 @
PCC Cascade Campus
Terrell Hall Rm112
5624 N Borthwick Avenue

Please note moving forward HNA Monthly Meetings are moving to 2nd Thursday’s of the month. The next meeting will be 10/10/19 same time 7-9pm.

There is a lot happening in Humboldt!
Drop by the monthly meeting, where ALL are welcome as always. Learn more about what’s happening in your neighborhood and city. Feel free to just listen in, or discover how you can take a proactive roll in helping make a difference in your community. Do you have questions or concerns? Please feel free to bring those to the meeting as well!

One of our guest speakers is from the Office of Community and Civic Life, Winta Yohannes, who will be providing an in-depth conversation about the proposed city code change regarding the future of Neighborhood Associations.

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association encourages both long time, and new residents in the neighborhood to attend! With the Humboldt Neighborhood growing and changing at a tremendously swift rate, assistance to continue to coordinate events, projects and initiatives is always helpful.

We want to hear from you!

For the previous month minutes, and current agenda please contact HNAnews@gmail.com

Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

4815 NE 7thAvenue Portland, OR 97211

HNAnews@gmail.com

Date:     July 18th2019

To:        Code 3.96 Committee

               Office of Community and Civic Life

               Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

CC:        Mayor Ted Wheeler

              Commissioners Fish, Fritz, and Hardesty

From:  The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

              Kymberly Jeka, Board Chair

              John Ollis, Vice Chair

             Alicia Richards, Secretary

             Clifford Walker, Historian

             Abe Proctor, At Large Board Member (PCC Cascade)

              Richard Hunter, At Large Board Member

             Kate Piper, At Large Board Member

RE:      Civic Life Code Change Project

Neighborhood Associations are the voice of the community.  To dismantle organizations that have been an official vehicle for renters, residents, and business owners in their neighborhood is notproviding the potential for serving the public good by providing important opportunities for civic participation and improving neighborhood livability.

Neighborhood Associations play a vital role in representing the interests of residents and enhancing the local community creating a positive environment of shared responsibility and mutual collaboration.  They provide the neighborhood with a common voice and an effective means of communicating with government officials and other instrumental groups.  All residents benefit in the empowerment of a neighborhood organization that can provide input on events happening in their area. Members take part in decision-making that affects their neighborhoods.  They preserve and improve the type and quality of neighborhood developments, as well as planning and holding many social activities for the neighborhood helping build an inclusive, diverse, sustainable and prosperous community.  These are just a few examples.

Eliminating Neighborhood Associations, or not indicating to what extent they will continue to be able to, make recommendations concerning a particular action, policy or other matter to any City agency on any topic affecting the livability, safety and economic vitality of the Neighborhood, including but not limited to land use, housing, community facilities, human resources, social and recreational programs, traffic and transportation, environmental quality and public safety.  City Code is therefore eliminating the existing power of a Neighborhood Association.  This is effectively eliminating the voice of the open, transparent, and democratic governance of a collective community.

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association asks that the timeline be extended before a final vote on the change to City Code 3.96 and for the public to be able to continue to offer its feedback and suggestions for your consideration. Including adding verbiage to the City Code to recognize any and all groups, or organizations that wish to be recognized by the City.

From the Humboldt Neighborhood Association 08/01/19

Hello Everyone & Happy Summer!
The Humboldt Neighborhood Association will ‘not’ be meeting in August, but there is much news to relay!

By now, most of you have likely heard about the proposed 3.96 City Code Change eliminating verbiage recognizing the role Neighborhood Associations have. Please continue to support your Humboldt Neighborhood Association by taking a quick moment to sign the petition https://tinyurl.com/y67cd2b6 if you haven’t already as well as calling in/email to the Mayor & Commissioners if you are so inclined to let them know you want to keep the Neighborhood Association system strong. You can also give feedback directly to The office of Community Involvement & Civic Life (OCCL) through this quick feedback from as well https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q8SNPP9

Thank you all so much for your continued support! It has been truly amazing to witness so many Neighborhood Associations and residents banding together working to ensure All the voices of All in the community remain recognized.

The HNA submitted a letter to the Mayor & Commissioners regarding the 3.96 City Code Change. Many Neighborhood Associations, Organizations, and Groups have sent in letters and many are continuing to testify.

Please stop by PCC Cascade Campus & Peninsula Park for National Night Out 2019 and say hi! (see below for dates & times)

The HNA will reconvene monthly meetings, 2nd Wednesdays, starting in September. Please refer to the website/FB for specific dates, location, and time.

Check out these Fantastic upcoming events in Humboldt & beyond!

Walk Williams 2ndWednesdays of the mo. May-OctHumboldt/ Boise/ EliotWilliamsdistrict.com

National Night Out 2019 Annual Event every 1st Tuesday in August HNA will be tabeling @ Peninsula Park 08/06/19 530-9pm & PCC on 08/08/19 530-9pm

Alberta Abbey Open House08/10/19 4-7pm126 NE Alberta St – In The King Neighborhood AlbertaAbbey.org

Community Safety & LivabilityAKSNC Meeting (Albina Killingsworth Safe Neighborhood Commission)08/13/19 9am-1030am@ PCC Cascade Campus 705 N Killingsworth 97217 Student Services Building Administration Conference Room, 209C

Portland Freedom Fund and Portland Prisoner Support Block Party & Concert in Humboldt 08/19/19 3pm-10pm @ NE Killingsworth between N Williams & NE Cleveland Ave

PPS Community Care Day 08/24/19BEH (Boise Eliot Humboldt School) 620 N FremontVolunteers needed – the school and community come together to clean up and beautify the exterior of the BEH Elementary building and the playground.

19k Tour De Lab bike rides through Humboldt09/01/19 http://eventsbyaxiom.com/tourdelab/

Alberta Abbey Film Screening Event09/07/19126 NE Alberta St In The King Neighborhood AlbertaAbbey.org

Sumner-Albina Green City Park Picnic In The Park 10/06/19

PSAC Meeting (N/NE Public Safety Action Committee)10/10/192nd Thursdays of the mo. Now quarterly meetings6-8pm@ Central Northeast Neighbors, 4415 NE 87th Ave.

As always, thanks for all YOU do in the community & beyond!
Best,

Kymberly Jeka
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association
humboldtneighborhood.orgfacebook.com/groups/119778448144567/facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/

Humboldt Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting for 07/10/19 @ Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN)

“Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” – John Lennon

Hello Everyone & Happy Summer!

This month’s Humboldt Neighborhood Association meeting will be a shared monthly board meeting with The King Neighborhood Association @ Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN).  HNA & KNA are joining together to unite within the community.  Join in the discussion! 
There is a full agenda for this meeting!
Please note some exciting ‘Humboldt Neighborhood Events’ happening in July & August!
Lastly, please note the slight time change to 630-8pm

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN)

4815 NE 7th Ave 97211

Enter the building on 7th Ave

Thanks so much & see you there!

Best,

Kymberly Jeka
Chair  |  The Humboldt Neighborhood Association 
humboldtneighborhood.orgfacebook.com/groups/119778448144567/facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/

Humboldt Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting for 06/12/19 @ EMSWCD

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

Hi Everyone,
Summer is just around the corner, WoW!
Come on over to East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) in Humboldt for the June HNA monthly meeting @ 5211 N Williams Ave from 7-9pm
Email HNAnews@gmail.com to receive the Agenda.
There’s a lot of great news and events coming up, so drop on by and find out what’s happening in Humboldt & beyond!
Thanks for supporting your Humboldt Neighborhood Association!

Best,
Kymberly Jeka
Chair  |  The Humboldt Neighborhood Association 
humboldtneighborhood.org

facebook.com/groups/119778448144567/facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/

This weekend 05/18/19 9am-1pm!

Here’s your chance to get rid of unwanted items from your home, garage, etc. for proper disposal of bulky household waste & electronics that may otherwise be disposed of inappropriately. This year large and small electronics are accepted!

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association will be partnering again with Emmanuel Temple @ 1033 N Sumner Street 97217 on 05/18/19 from 9am-1pm

Like last year, there will likely also be a fantastic large growing free pile full of treasures for the community until the end of the event.

Portland ice cream company will have their famous future pops for sale! 🍦🍡

Suggested Donations of $10 will be graciously accepted at the event per carload please. As always, thank you all for your continued support of the Annual Humboldt Neighborhood Community Collection Event!

All are welcome!

Please feel free to contact Kymberly Jeka, HNA Chair, with any questions @ HNAnews@gmail.com


2019 Humboldt Neighborhood Association Priorities 

  • Revising HNA Bylaws
  • Houselessness endorsements/strategies
  • Fundraising/Neighborhood Activities/Socials/Tabeling/HNAswag
  • Clean Air
  • Neighborhood Emergency Team / Disaster
  • Education/Stronger relationships with Humboldt schools
  • Racism
  • City Infrastructure / neighborhood developments
  • RECRUITMENT: Increase/engage and support community partners / Incentives
  • Visiting other NA meetings within NECN to begin partnerships
  • Humboldt Park!
  • Humboldt Neighborhood Permanent Sign/Billboard/ Mural Art Project

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” – Pablo Picasso
 
Hello Everyone!
 
What’s happening in Humboldt!?
 
All are welcome to an informative evening to learn about Humboldt neighborhood projects and beyond, events, news and join in the community discussion.
 
The May Humboldt Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting will be held @
 
The Alberta Abbey 126 NE Alberta Avenue 97211 from 7-9pm 05/08/19
 
Please check out the fantastic agenda attached below for this meeting. March minutes also attached.
 
This family friendly meeting always includes renters & businesses, as well as home owners!! All are welcome!
 
We are also currently looking for enthusiastic members to join the Humboldt Neighborhood Association! Could this be you?!
 
Neighborhood associations play a vital role in representing the interests of residents and enhancing the local community. A well-organized association can have a significant impact on the quality of life in a neighborhood – this is particularly important as there is so much outside impact on the way our neighborhood is changing. We hope to become stronger and are seeking residents of Humboldt Neighborhood who have some a willingness to dedicate time and energy to make a difference in our shared community. We believe that increasing your participation will benefit the whole community by creating a positive environment of shared responsibility and mutual collaboration.
 
These are just some of the benefits of being involved with your neighborhood’s association:
• Facilitate achieving common neighborhood goals
• Provide the neighborhood with a common voice and an effective means of communicating with government officials and other instrumental groups
• Empowered neighborhoods can have input in events happening in their area
• Members take part in the decision making that affects their neighborhoods
• Organize and help members work for preservation and improvements in their neighborhood
• Planning and holding social activities for the neighborhood
• Organizing neighborhood improvement projects
 
Looking forward to seeing you there!
 
For the most up to date information please refer to both the Facebook neighborhood page https://www.facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/ and the HNA website: http://humboldtneighborhood.org
 
Do you have Neighborhood News or concerns to share? Would you like to be part of the Agenda? Please contact HNAnews@gmail.com, we’d love to hear from you!
 
Mark your calendars for some exciting upcoming Humboldt Neighborhood Events!
 
05/18/19 The Annual Humboldt Neighborhood Community Spring Cleanup Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/464746310727965/
 
06/29/19 Annual Humboldt Neighborhood Garage Sale Event (See attached flyer)
Best,

Kymberly Jeka

 
Chair  |  The Humboldt Neighborhood Association 
 

 
“You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.” – Charles Bukowski
 
Hello Everyone!
 
The Humboldt Neighborhood Association has some exciting upcoming events!
 
Please join the HNA for the upcoming Friends & Family Night Benefit Event 04/10/19 @ McMenamins Chapel Pub in Humboldt
430 N Killingsworth 97217
Here’s a link to the event benefit & hope to see you there to support The Humboldt Neighborhood Association 5pm-11pm (Regular monthly meeting 7-9pm in back room)
https://www.facebook.com/events/411094179717863/
Addl. info. https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/201550-friends-family-night
 
The Annual HNA Spring Cleanup is happening 05/18/19 9am-1pm @ Emmanuel Temple 1033 N Sumner
https://www.facebook.com/events/464746310727965/
Updated flyer with details to follow soon…
 
Black Life Experiential Group Art Opening @ The PCC Paragon Arts Gallery 815 N. Killingsworth
04/04/19-04/25/19 Art Opening scheduled for 04/13/19 2-4pm https://www.pcc.edu/galleries/cascade/
 
To receive meeting minutes and the current agenda for next Wednesday nights meeting please contact HNAnews@gmail.com to join the HNA contact list.
 
If you haven’t already please follow the HNA Facebook neighborhood page https://www.facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/ with related neighborhood updates daily to keep you informed!
 
Do you have Neighborhood News or concerns to share? Would you like to be part of the Agenda? Please contact HNAnews@gmail.com, we’d love to hear from you!
 
As always, thanks for all you do in our community and beyond!
 
 
Best,
Kymberly Jeka
 
Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association
 
humboldtneighborhood.org
facebook.com/groups/119778448144567/
facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/

Friends & Family Night at The Chapel Pub for The HNA!

Come on out to Friends & Family Night @ Mcmenamins Chapel Pub right here in Humboldt where 50% of the evenings proceeds will support The Humboldt Neighborhood Association!

04/10/19
Mcmenamins Chapel Brewery
430 N Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon 97217
530pm-close

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association regularly scheduled (2nd Wednesdays of the month) monthly meeting will be this same night in the reserved back room from 7-9pm.

Please join us and support your Humboldt Neighborhood Association while getting to know your neighbors!

All are welcome! Hope to see you there!

To receive monthly neighborhood updates, the HNA meeting agenda & minutes from the previous months meeting please contact HNAnews@gmail.com

Best,
Kymberly Jeka

Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

https://www.facebook.com/events/411094179717863/


“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hello Everyone! What’s happening in Humboldt!?

Please come on out for an informative evening with a packed agenda full of neighborhood events and news and join in the community discussion.

This month’s Humboldt Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting will be held

@ The June Key Delta Community Center 6000 N Albina Ave. from 7-9pm 03/13/19

This family friendly meeting always includes renters & businesses, as well as home owners!! Please email HNAnews@gmail.com to receive the Meeting Minutes from February, the new Agenda for the upcoming 03/13/19 meeting, and to receive future monthly updates.

We are also currently looking for enthusiastic members to join the Humboldt Neighborhood Association! Could this be you?!

Neighborhood associations play a vital role in representing the interests of residents and enhancing the local community. A well-organized association can have a significant impact on the quality of life in a neighborhood – this is particularly important as there is so much outside impact on the way our neighborhood is changing. We hope to become stronger and are seeking residents of Humboldt Neighborhood who have some a willingness to dedicate time and energy to make a difference in our shared community. We believe that increasing your participation will benefit the whole community by creating a positive environment of shared responsibility and mutual collaboration.

These are just some of the benefits of being involved with your neighborhood’s association:

• Facilitate achieving common neighborhood goals

• Provide the neighborhood with a common voice and an effective means of communicating with government officials and other instrumental groups

• Empowered neighborhoods can have input in events happening in their area

• Members take part in the decision making that affects their neighborhoods

• Organize and help members work for preservation and improvements in their neighborhood

• Planning and holding social activities for the neighborhood

• Organizing neighborhood improvement projects

Hope to see you there!

For the most up to date information please refer to both the Facebook neighborhood page https://www.facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/ and this website

Do you have Neighborhood News or concerns to share? Would you like to be part of the Agenda? Please contact HNAnews@gmail.com, we’d love to hear from you!

Mark your calendars for some exciting upcoming Humboldt Neighborhood Events!

04/10/19 Friends & Family Night @ McMenamins Chapel Pub (https://www.facebook.com/events/411094179717863/)

05/18/19 The Annual Humboldt Neighborhood Community Spring Cleanup Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/464746310727965/)

Best, Kymberly Jeka

Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

facebook.com/groups/119778448144567/ facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/


“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman American Abolotionist

Hello Everyone!

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association has lots of news on the Agenda this month!

The February 02/13 meeting will be held @ The Salvation Army 5325 N Williams Ave. 7-9pm

We will hear from KOZ Development regarding the new 4 story building on Vancouver & Killingsworth.

e scooter & e-bike demo from Lime – Oregon

Humboldt & beyond air quality presentation. New and historic data report updates from DEQ.

We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday! We will have some new exciting announcements!

As always, all Humboldt neighbors are invited to participate in the community discussion!

Kymberly Jeka Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association humboldtneighborhood.org facebook.com/groups/119778448144567/ facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/

To join the HNA monthly mailing list, find out about neighborhood news, happenings, announcements, receive previous months meeting minutes, and the current agenda for Wednesday nights meeting please contact HNAnews@gmail.com.


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou

 
Happy New Year Everyone!
 
The Humboldt Neighborhood Association is pleased to announce this month’s meeting @ Unite Oregon (700 N. Killingsworth) along with food catering from Mildred’s Sweet Treats!
 
Mildred is a longtime resident of Humboldt who frequently attends the Humboldt Neighborhood Association meetings and we are thrilled to enjoy her fabulous fare! Check out all she does @ https://www.mildredssweettreats.com & her FB page https://www.facebook.com/mildredwintersjackson/
 
We’re off to an exciting New Year with many Humboldt events planned including the annual Cleanup in the spring, another Humboldt Farmers Market & possibly even a sustainable gardening workshop right here in Humboldt and more! Learn about the 2019 Humboldt Neighborhood Association Priorities, approaches to the houselessness epidemic and more.
 
For this month’s meeting agenda & minutes from December’s meeting please contact HNAnews@gmail.com to receive monthly neighborhood updates.
 
Come on out to this month’s meeting to hear neighborhood details and beyond and meet your neighbors right here in Humboldt.
 
As always, all are welcome!
 
The Humboldt Neighborhood Association meets 2nd Wednesdays of the month 7-9pm
 
Humboldt Neighborhood Association 01/09/19 monthly meeting from 7-9pm
January meeting @ Unite Oregon 700 N Killingsworth Street 97217
 
Best,

Kymberly Jeka

Chair  |  The Humboldt Neighborhood Association 


“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” ―Albert Einstein
Hello Everyone & Happy Holidays!
Drop by the December Humboldt Neighborhood Association Meeting @ The Salvation Army this month where we will be collecting non perishable donations for The Salvation Army Food Pantry located on Moore Street here in Humboldt.
12/12/18 7-9pm
Also the REACH CDC Adopt a neighbor Program is taking donations for basic need items (i.e. food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, pet food) – A true gift to families in need. For more info. please contact phaggerty@reachcdc.org by 12/15/18
There will be an exciting update from two artist in residents working on an exciting informative project in Humboldt that brings community and art together.
Please email HNAnews@gmail.com to receive the December Agenda & November Minutes and future neighborhood related info. The Salvation Army meeting location is 5325 N Williams Ave. Plenty of parking in the adjacent lot. Enter through the doors under the red awning.
Hope to see you there! — Best, Kymberly Jeka Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association

“You may not always have a comfortable life. And you will not always be able to solve all the world’s problems all at once. But don’t ever underestimate the impact you can have, because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama (At the Young African Women Leaders Forum, 2011)

Hello Everyone, Enjoying all those fall colors out there!?

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association wants to hear from you!

Please join us for this months Humboldt Neighborhood meeting on 11/14/18 7-9pm @ Neil Kelly 804 N Alberta Street 97217 Parking and entrance behind building off of Albina.

Meetings are always 2nd Wednesdays of the month.

To receive meeting agendas & minutes please email HNAnews@gmail.com to be added to the HNA contact list.

Check out many happenings in the neighborhood and beyond @ The Humboldt Neighborhood Association FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/humboldtneighborhoodassociation/

Lastly, if you aren’t familiar, nextdoor.com is a fantastic way to connect with your neighbors, and your community. To join, visit https://nextdoor.com/invite/mtsqadhtazdnutzawpxe

Thanks everyone for all you do and see you soon.

— Best,

Kymberly Jeka

Chair | The Humboldt Neighborhood Association


Alberta Abbey Neighborhood Party

October 13, 2018, 1pm to 10pm @ 126 NE Alberta Street, Portland.

The Alberta Abbey has a great BIG spectacular community event planned and Everyone is welcome! Don’t miss the new Alberta Abbey unveiling and all it has to offer the neighborhood and beyond. There are fun activities planned for the entire day well into the evening. The Alberta Abbey block party will feature food, art, performances and vendors from Northeast Portland’s King and Humboldt neighborhoods.

Come join the Abbey and King/Humboldt Neighborhood Associations for a day of great performances, food, and fun for all ages. Kids activities downstairs from 1pm, bands and food outside from 2pm, and things finish off indoors with an open mic and stellar lineup of artists.

Any artists, businesses, or neighbors that lives, works, or attends school in either of these neighborhoods can sign up to be involved here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhNdnFVsA0KpLHkTU89kL6p-hDWN9VGIiYx7G8TPRN3xB-tQ/viewform


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September 14, 2018

Dr. Rita Moore
Chair, PPS Board of Education 501 N. Dixon St.
Portland, OR 97227

Dear Dr. Moore,

We, the Board of the Humboldt Neighborhood Association, would like to thank the PPS Board for its support of our recent series of community conversations regarding the possibility of renaming Jefferson High School. The response from the neighborhood on this issue was both impassioned and surprising. We believe that convening this dialogue has rekindled connections between Jefferson students, faculty, alumni, and neighbors, and has shed much-needed light on pressing concerns around safety and infrastructure at Jefferson.

Specifically, we heard repeated calls to prioritize several outstanding issues at Jefferson – namely, ensuring safe drinking water; eradicating vermin; and attending to ongoing maintenance concerns. These issues, the community suggested, are in far greater need of attention than questions about the possible renaming of the school. On behalf of the students of this venerable and revered institution, we urge the PPS Board to address these concerns in a timely manner.

Finally, with regard to the question of renaming Jefferson, the community expressed significant support for retaining the name of “Jefferson,” while also disassociating the school from its slave-owning namesake, Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. This disassociation could include removing President Jefferson’s first name from the school’s official name, as well as removing the statue of President Jefferson from the school grounds. However, the community stressed that any action regarding the school’s name take a back seat to addressing the aforementioned health and safety issues, which are of far greater and more immediate concern.

The Humboldt Neighborhood Association intends to continue to advocate for and support Jefferson High School as well as its students, faculty, and leadership.

Thank you for your attention to these matters.
Sincerely,
Anne LaBorde, Chair, Humboldt Neighborhood Association

Cc: Margaret Calvert Principal, Jefferson High School Richard Hunter, Jefferson Alumni
Sarah Steele, Jefferson Student Body President


Humboldt Neighborhood Association Community Conversation 01.29.2018

“Humboldt Neighborhood Association (HNA), with support from Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) hosted a conversation about “What is in a name”, led by longtime neighborhood member, HNA Historian, and Jefferson High School alumni, Clifford Walker.  The main point of the conversation was to bring awareness around naming institutions after former slaveholders and other historic racist and oppressive figures.  NECN & HNA reached out to community members, former alum, and extended contacts in order to get the word out to communities’ members who identify most with the identity of Jefferson HS.  Although the discussion continues and has led to current students who like to keep the “Jeff’ legacy minus the “Thomas” part. In the end, it has improved to HNA building stronger relations with their neighbors and local educational facilities, and the momentum continues.”

Thomas Jefferson, More Than Just a Name:

Who do we choose to memorialize in our community? What types of achievements and behavioral characteristics do we place value on? These were the very questions tackled at the most recent Humboldt Neighborhood Association (HNA) meeting, which led to riveting discussion surrounding movement to renew a motion to renew the neighborhood policy stating:

HNA General Meeting, Novemeber 15, 2012 (original motion passed) – November 8, 2017 (renewed) 

“This board is opposed, as a matter of policy, to retaining names of schools and other public institution names for former slave owners or others who did not respect equal opportunity for all. ”Clifford Walker, Humboldt resident and HNA Historian

The HNA discussion was focused on Thomas Jefferson and the local high school named after him. Many revere him as a founding father; the author of the declaration of independence and successful president.

Many, however choose to overlook, or are uninformed of his less publicized side. Thomas Jefferson’s behaviors and writings would lead us to believe that he was a proponent of white supremacy, unopposed to forced sexual encounters (when done within the bounds of his legal rights as a property owner) and was perhaps, one of the earliest eugenicists in modern history.

These starkly juxtaposed positions challenge us as individuals and a community to seriously consider what type of people and things we choose to memorialize. Thomas Jefferson is more than just a name – it’s a statement that represents a legacy, a belief system, personal ethics, and a specific understanding of the world.

These conversations are being held all around the nation and world. From San Francisco to Oklahoma City, India to Paraguay. There is no reason Portland and the Humboldt neighborhood should not be having the same conversations. The Humboldt neighborhood, and Portland as a whole have both led the charge in forward thinking. My experiences have proven that the Humboldt neighborhood exists as a city center for creativity and inclusion. If we wish to continue this legacy- I challenge the community to think twice before willingly sending their children, and tax dollars into buildings named after individuals who promoted the use of slave labor, violence, and championed white supremacy.

Who was Thomas Jefferson? Why was the school named after him? Are there alternative people or things we could name our community school after?

If these questions interest you or you’d like to get involved in the discussion, please join the Humboldt Neighborhood Association and other community members on January 29th at the North Portland Library to discuss where we go from here.

 

Updated Humboldt Neighborhood Survey Request!

DID YOU KNOW…

(1) Your neighbors see Humboldt as an historic, educational center with walkable streets and easily accessible local businesses. 

How do you view Humboldt now? 

(2) Your neighbors value Humboldt’s diversity and friendliness, and want to continue community revitalization efforts so these traits are not lost

What do you want Humboldt to be in the future?

Please take the survey below yourself, so that we can better represent you while thinking about a long-term vision for Humboldt Neighborhood!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H3M8PN7

For more information about the questions and your neighbors’ responses to the 2014 HNA survey, please see the ‘About Humboldt’ Menu Tab above and select the ‘Humboldt Neighborhood Survey’ from the drop down menu to see the results

 


Monthly Meetings

We are currently looking for enthusiastic members to join The Humboldt Neighborhood Association (HNA).  Come to a monthly meeting to find out more!

Humboldt Neighborhood Association now meets every second WEDNESDAY of the month, 7pm – 9pm  (No meeting in August).

This family friendly meeting always includes renters & businesses, as well as home owners!!

All Neighbors & their children welcome! (please feel free to come for all or part of the meeting) 

New Meeting Location:

Neil Kelly 804 N. Alberta Street on the corner of Albina & Alberta Parking is located behind Neil Kelly and entrance is in the back from the parking lot.

If you’d like to be on the agenda, email us at HNAnews@gmail.com

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