Information

Committees provide operational service to the EPAP. Whereas Subcommittees provide issue-related forums for developing strategies for implementing Action Plan items. Committees and subcommittees:

  • Are established by consensus of the EPAP;
  • Must include at least one member with a signed Participation Agreement on file;
  • Strive for sustainability by establishing a culture that is equally invested in Relationships, Process, and Results;
  • Are encouraged to embrace a co-chair model that consciously brings together individuals with strength developing relationships, processes, and results.

Committee and Subcommittee meetings are open to the public and are posted to the EPAP calendar.  Healthy food and child care, and disability, cultural, language or other accommodation can be provided by contacting JR Lilly at JR.Lilly2@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-8027.

New members, and proposals for new representatives and committees, are always welcome! To become an EPAP Representative, or to establish an EPAP Committee, you must attend at least two general EPAP meetings, sign a Participant Agreement, and request time on a general meeting agenda.

Committees and Subcommittees

East Portland Action Plan General Meeting

Purpose:

To coordinate advocacy for implementation of the Action Plan.

Regular meeting:

4th Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Membership:

Open to all – Participation Agreement membership offered after 2 meetings

Co-Chairs:

Sabina Urdes: sabina.urdes@gmail.com

Mustafah Finney: rosecitymustafah@gmail.com

 

East Portland Action Plan Civic Engagement Subcommittee

Purpose:

To organize cultural & language specific civic engagement workshops, share curriculum, advocate for ongoing funding, and advise on East Portland cultural & language specific issues and projects.

Regular meeting:

3rd Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Membership:

Open to all. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or more general meetings and signed form)

Chair:

Adriana Govea: arilarraga@gmail.com

 

East Portland Action Plan Economic Development (EcDev) Subcommittee

Purpose:

To develop a strong business environment which strengthens existing businesses, promotes new businesses, and expands family wage jobs in East Portland.

Regular meeting:

1st Mondays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM

Membership:

Open to all. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or more general meetings and signed form)

Chair:

Katie Larsell: katielarsell@gmail.com

 

East Portland Action Plan Grants Committee

Purpose:

To provide EPAP granting opportunities with direction, review, and selection.

Regular meeting:

4th Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Membership:

Open to all. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or more general meetings and signed form)

Co-Chairs:

Bobbi Yambasu: bobbiy4967@gmail.com

Robert Schultz: lentsfair@gmail.com

 

East Portland Action Plan Housing Subcommittee

Purpose:

To find common ground in supporting a range of housing types in East Portland as a means to strengthen livable communities; encourage healthy, complete, and stable neighborhoods; and promote family wage jobs.

Regular meeting:

2nd Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Membership:

Open to all. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or more general meetings and signed form)

Co-Chairs:

Frieda Christopher: friedajc@comcast.net

Nick Sauvie: nick@rosecdc.org 

Walle Brown: walle@walleplans.com

 

East Portland Action Plan Operations Committee

Purpose:

To function as an EPAP decision making body in time-sensitive situations and to develop and execute EPAP strategy.

Regular meeting:

Meet at least four (4) times a year to reinforce purpose integration.

Membership:

Both General EPAP Co-Chairs; a Participant Agreement (PA) representative (2 or more general meetings and signed form) from each Committee and Subcommittee; 2 ad hoc EPAP PA members; and EPAP staff Advocate

Co-Chairs:

Sabina Urdes: sabina.urdes@gmail.com

Mustafah Finney: rosecitymustafah@gmail.com

 

East Portland Action Plan Structures Committee

Purpose:

To plan and organize the function & process of the EPAP.

Regular meeting:

As needed

Membership:

Open to all. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or more general meetings and signed form)

Chair:

Bob Earnest: bdearnest@gmail.com or 503.252.0373

 

East Portland Action Plan Technical Advisory Committee

Purpose:

To work collaboratively with municipalities to implement Action items and to coordinate website reports of agency progress on specific Action items.

Regular meeting:

2nd Tuesday every quarter from 2:30 to 4:00 PM

at the Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorn, Conference Room 635 (1st floor)

Membership:

Open for inclusion by agency specified representative. Requires one EPAP Participation Agreement member in attendance (2 or more general meetings and signed form)

Chair:

JR Lilly: jr.lilly2@portlandoregon.gov

 

For Parks issues, EPAP refers to the long standing:

East Portland Parks Coalition

Purpose:

To support active parks in East Portland.

Regular meeting:

1st Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Membership:

Open

Co-Chairs:

Linda Robinson: lrobinsPDX@comcast.net

Carol Hasenberg: csh727@comcast.net

 

For Transportation and Land Use issues, EPAP refers to the long standing:

East Portland Land Use and Transportation Committee

Purpose:

Responsible for all types of assistance to East Portland Neighborhood Office Neighborhood Associations with regard to land use and transportation issues, information, support, and advice.

Regular meeting:

3rd Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Membership:

Public is welcome as non-voting members. Voting members are authorized representatives of individual neighborhood associations.

Chair:

Doug Armstrong: dda882@gmail.com or 971-352-1710

 

Committee Meeting Dates, Times, Locations and Contact Information

Committee Meeting Agendas

Committee Meeting Minutes