Southeast Neighbors is having an annual elections meeting on Monday, May 12 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Good Samaritan Society Eugene at 3500 Hilyard St. The meeting begins at 6:30pm with refreshments, socializing, and information tables from groups involved in the community.
- Information Tables / Refreshments
- Public Announcements / Southeast Neighbors Board Reports
- Featured Presentation: “Ideas for Creating Neighborhood Economy & Culture” – Ravi Logan
After the presentations, we will elect the 2015 board and vote on the proposed neighborhood charter update. Door prizes include movie passes to special screenings of “Growing Cities” or “Dreammakers” at the 39th Annual Conference on Neighborhood Concerns. All ages are welcome at neighborhood meetings. Carpooling options and child care may be available if requested at least 72-hours in advance.
- Southeast Neighbors
- West Coast Dog and Cat Rescue Foster Program
- Community Veterinary Center
- Lane Transit Disctrict
- Community Rights Lane County
- Local Food Rights
- Edgewood Elementary PTO
- East Side Gift Circle
- SE Eugene CERT Team
- Master Gardeners
- Luminara Serdar
- Raja Yoga Meditation
- International School of Modern Technology Pre-School
- Amazon Organics
About the Election
We currently have 9 members on the Board, 3 of whom are up for re-election; Heather Sielicki for board president and Steve Chadick and Leonard Epstein for at-large board candidates.
Vice-President Lindsay Selser will not be seeking a third term of office but plans to stay active by leading the Tugman Adopt-A-Park Program. Treasurer Pavel Gubanikhin has completed his two-year term and is looking forward to volunteering at the Camas Ridge School Garden and continue his work on the board of the Cascade Mycological Society. Shelia Stigall is passing on her board seat as she graduates with her Masters in Social Work and returns to Ghana to work in the recovery field. You can read about her experience last summer in Ghana at stigallshelia.blogspot.com. We thank all of them for the passion and commitment they bring to improving our community.
We are looking for 4 new board members to serve in the next term. Could it be you?
What does a Board member do?
The SEN board meets monthly to discuss local issues and concerns and considers taking action on behalf of the neighborhood, such as the decision to apply for or sponsor applications for Neighborhood Matching Grants or to advocate on issues impacting our neighborhood, such as in land use cases and transportation planning. The board also manages communications efforts including emailed and printed newsletters, an active web site, and a facebook page. Board members help to plan for neighborhood meetings and events, such as the SEN Annual Picnic, Tugman Park work parties, community potlucks, and civic discussion around neighborhood related topics.
What geographic area does the Southeast Neighbors association cover?
Southeast Neighbors officially represents Southeast Eugene, which includes more than 13,000 residents in some 6,000 households, or roughly 8% of the city of Eugene. The neighborhood association is active and engaged in issues like neighborhood safety, livability, local politics, sustainability, building community, park appreciation, and outreach.