Civically engaged individuals make life better for all residents of the neighborhood. Help make Arnold Creek an equitable and resilient community.

Lead a Community Project
Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that can provide fiscal sponsorship, fundraise, promote events and recurit volunteers.

Be a Steward of Neighborhood Livability
Join neighbors in creating a sense of community and belonging. Learn to navigate buracracy and have a positive impact on important issues of land use developments, transportation improvements and the environment. 

Serve on the Board
Help guide Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association in leading and supporting civic engagement for the common good.

Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association

Board of Directors

Term of office is one year. Elections are in February.

Officers

Kathryn Daly
President
president@arnoldcreek.org

Eric Taxer
Vice President

Sue Randall
Treasurer

District Delegates

Liz Marantz
South District

Hindi Iserhott
East District

Nancy Mattson
West Districts

At-large Directors

Michael Sardior

Contact the ACNA Board via our Google Group: board@arnoldcreek.org

City of Portland

Neighborhood associations recognized and supported by the City of Portland agree to follow the City’s Standards for Neighborhood Associations.

Open Meetings and Public Records: Meeting Minutes

Minutes shall be taken at all meetings. Minutes do not have to be a verbatim transcript of the meeting but shall at least summarize discussion and actions. Minutes shall also include the following:

  • Members in attendance,
  • All actions, including motions, proposals, and resolutions stated in full and their dispositions; and,
  • Results of all votes taken, and a summary of minority opinions on all topics on which a vote is taken.

Minutes shall be put in writing and made available to the public, except for minutes from executive sessions, within a reasonable time after the meeting. Neighborhood Associations are required to forward copies of their meeting minutes to their District Coalitions.

State of Oregon

Political Activities

NonprofitVOTE.org advises that 501(c)(3) nonprofits may not support or oppose candidates for public office. However, these organizations can conduct a broad range of activities on a nonpartisan basis to help their community participate and vote. The IRS tax code contains a single sentence related to the political activities of 501(c)(3)s. It states 501(c)(3) nonprofits are “prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.”

Neighborhood Map

Neighborhood Map

View the Arnold Creek neighborhood map on Google Maps.

2000 and 2010 Census Profile for Arnold Creek (City of Portland website).

City of Portland Support for Neighborhood Associations in Southwest

In July 2020, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 190044, authorizing grant funding to four nonprofits to provide district coalition services. Due to reports of suspicious activity, abuse of power, conflicts of interest, lack of transparency and inequitable practices, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly recommended withholding funding consideration for Southwest until completion of a forensic audit of Southwest Neighborhoods. Inc. (SWNI). View letter to groups affiliated with City-contracted SWNI services.  

In November 2020, an independent financial crimes consulting firm Marsh Menick, P.C., released an evidence-based Forensic Audit of SWNI Findings Report to City Council. 

In January 2021, Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty was assigned to oversee the Office of Community and Civic Life. After a due diligence review, Commissioner Hardesty directed that Civic Life provide services to neighborhood associations in Southwest. View memo to SWNI Board. City Council approved Ordinance No. 190321, authorizing the addition of two coordinator positions in the Office of Community and Civic Life, to ensure the delivery of services to neighborhood associations in Southwest. 

In October 2021, Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association terminated membership in the SWNI coalition, following similar action by Southwest Hills Residential League (June 2021), South Burlingame Neighborhood Association (July 2021) and Bridlemile Neighborhood Association (September 2021).

In February 2022, Civic Life Interim Director Michael Montoya clarified that SWNI is not a District Coalition Office (DCO) recognized by the City and doesn’t have ONI Standards authority. This was in response to SWNI board officers communicating to neighborhood associations that SWNI was still the recognized DCO for Southwest and neighborhood associations must follow ONI Standards procedures to terminate their membership with SWNI. Civic Life assured neighborhood assiciations they do not need to follow ONI Standards to terminate membership in the SWNI coalition and SWNI does not serve as a City DCO in the ONI Standards grievance process. View Letter from Civic Life.

View how Civic Life Supports Southwest neighborhood associations.

Donate

Make checks payable to Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association and send to:

Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association
15875 Boones Ferry Rd #1364
Lake Grove, OR 97035

Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
EIN #85-2650881

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Sign Caps

Sign Cap

Each sign cap, designed by local artist Julie Rall, cost approximately $150 to manufacture and install. 

Contact

Send us a message using the online form.

Mailing Address:

Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association
15875 Boones Ferry Rd #1364
Lake Grove, OR 97035