Congratulations to Bend's first newly elected mayor in nearly a century, Sally Russell. Please also join us in welcoming Bend's newest city councilor Genda Goodman-Campbell. The SCNA met with two of the mayoral candidates at our September and November Public/Board meetings. Neighborhood meetings are a great way to get to know city councilors.
SCNA past guests have included Mayor Roats, Councilor Campell, Bend’s Growth Management Dept. Director, Nick Arnis, and representatives from Bend Parks and Recreation, Central Oregon Irrigation District, and Central Oregon LandWatch.
November and December Monthly Public/Board Meetings Canceled
Please note that the SCNA board will not be meeting this month (November) or next month (December) due to board members being out of town and difficulty in securing guest speakers for the same reasons. We will resume in January and are busy planning a full agenda for the February Elections and General Membership Meeting, which will be held February 7, 2019, at the Bend Parks & Rec District Offices in the Riverbend Conference Room from 5 to 8 pm.
There are many opportunities and roles to consider. See below.
Take the CHALLENGE!
Between now and February, the SCNA challenges you to bring one or more neighbors to the January Public/Board meeting and General Member Meeting on February 7th. To up the challenge, invite neighbors that don't live your street. The board is working on providing a reward for the member that brings the most neighbors.
THE URGE TO SERVE? Upcoming SCNA Elections 2/7/2019
Chair: Currently Valerie Pharr. The chair is the NA's leader who serves as a catalyst and manager. This position will be open for election or reelection in February 2019.
Vice-chair: Currently Aaron Jones. The vice-chair serves as a support person to the chair and the team. This position will be open for election or reelection in February 2019.
Secretary: Currently Jake Slodki. The secretary serves as a meeting coordinator and recorder. This position will be open for election or reelection in February 2019.
Treasurer: Currently Aaron Jones. The treasurer is the overseer of finances. This position will be open for election or reelection in February 2019.
Outreach & communications coordinator: Currently Valerie Pharr. The outreach and communications coordinator is responsible for growing membership, using tools such as social media to share information, and helping others understand our mission. This position will be open for election or reelection in February 2019.
Event coordinator: Currently Valerie Pharr. The event coordinator designs and oversees ways for neighbors to come together in person to build community. This position will be open for election or reelection in February 2019.
Program coordinator: Currently Keith Pharr. The program coordinator helps strengthen neighborhood bonds by managing programs such as snow-shoveling for seniors or the neighborhood crime watch. This position will be open for election or reelection in February 2019.
Land-use coordinator: Currently Jim Larson. The land-use coordinator understands City land-use processes and watchdogs property uses within the neighborhood to alert neighbors about concerns and helps the neighborhood develop in accordance with land-use laws. This position will be open for election or reelection in February 2019.
Public safety coordinator: Currently open. The public safety coordinator works with local law enforcement to maintain or enhance the safety of the neighborhood. This position will be open for election.
Member(s)-at-Large: Currently Keith Scott. Member(s)-at-Large do not have a specific list of duties. Rather they serve the board's strategic needs as determined by the chair at any given time. Members-at-large may have various projects--short or long-term--during their elected two-year term. Anybody can be elected to become a member-at-large.
If you are interested in serving in any capacity you can respond to this email or come to our January meeting and express your desire to serve. Remember: We want you!
A note from your Chairwoman
It has been and always will be my pleasure to serve you and give back to the community what it has given me. I am grateful. Again, have a safe and glorious holiday season. I leave you this: Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Go and do your deeds.
Valerie K Pharr