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 serve as grant fiscal sponsor, 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 bureaucracy 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. Learn more: A Guide to Nonprofit Baord Service in Oregon.

Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association

Board of Directors

Term of office is one year, beginning in February. There are several open positions.
Contact to inquire about joining the board. View the ACNA District Map below to view district boundaries.


Nancy Mattson

Vice President

Richard Marantz

Sue Randall

Communications Director

District Delegates

Hindi Iserhott
East District


Liz Marantz
South District

South District

Michael Sardior
West District

Jen Beasley
West District





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 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.”

Forensic Audit of Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Confirms Misuse of Taxpayer Money

“As a result of these findings, the Office of Community and Civic Life will no longer provide grant funds to SWNI for district coalition services” ~ City Council Ordinance 190321, February 2021.

“As per Council directive, the City will not and does not conduct business with the former contract holder SWNI.” ~ City of Portland response to ongoing complaints about SWNI, February 2022.

July 2020 – City Council withheld funding for the former District Coalition Office contractor Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI), until completion of a forensic audit of SWNI due to reports of continued suspicious activity after a known fraud incident, abuse of power, conflicts of interest, lack of transparency and inequitable practices.

November 2020 – An independent financial crimes consulting firm Marsh Minick, P.C. released an evidence-based audit to City Council that documented SWNI’s financial mismanagement and internal control deficiencies. The audit documented financial mismanagement of $179,332.24, including conflicts of interest and misrepresentation, and a separate financial loss of $174,265.25 resulting from theft that was adjudicated in court. It noted that SWNI was awarded a PPP loan for $66,300.00 based on an application that inflated their budget to create the illusion of a shortfall as a result of COVID. The cost of the audit was $69,000.00. 

The audit noted board dysfunction including harassment and bullying which are in opposition to the City’s values of equity, inclusion, and collaboration.

February 2021 – City Council directed Civic Life to provide services to Southwest and stated the city will no longer provide grant funds to SWNI.” 

Council directed that a Work Session be scheduled so they could “work collaboratively on the larger issue of service provision to neighborhood associations and district coalitions to ensure the provision of equitable services and to resolve long standing issues as identified by the City Auditor’s Office.”

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).

February 2022 – City of Portland responded to ongoing complaints about SWNI. The Southwest community was assured that contrary to SWNI’s communications, all neighborhood associations in Southwest receive support form Civic Life and “the City will not and does not conduct business with the former contract holder SWNI.

Board Members Win Lawsuit. SWNI ordered to turn over records.

March 2022 – Summary Judgement Public Records Law applies to District Coalition (Raindrop Works website). “The district coalition was, for purposes of state public records law, a quasi-government entity and was required to turn over particular records to Ms. Hiller-Webb and Ms. Tyvoll… For an organization that’s had a historical record of misusing well over $400,000 in local and federal taxpayer money since the beginning of the 21st century, using it’s position to prop up predominantly white homeowner neighborhoods at the expense of the rest of the city, it seems that this may well be the closing of one of the final chapters of the organization. Even so, to look at SWNI’s website, they currently make no effort to acknowledge their status as an unofficial district coalition, effectively burying their heads in the sand and hoping the controversies will one day blow over.”


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