Are you a MAX neighbor or regular rider? Join Us!
Read current news and discover how to stay in touch at our website: http://MAXaction.org
In 2010 MAXaction applied for and was selected to receive a small grant from the East Portland Action Plan to purchase safety vests and litter pickers. Our 2011 Spring Break Clean Up engaged neighbors and supporters from 6 to 60 who gathered 1,620 pounds of mixed waste along East Burnside from 122nd to 162nd.
MAXaction was formed to develop the MAX as a community asset in East Portland. Areas of focus include improving safety and cleanliness, increasing community involvement, making it more "green", and promoting business development along the MAX Blue Line.
Monthly meetings are open to all starting at 6pm on the 3rd Friday of each month at Lifegate Baptist Church (208 SE 148th). We focus on identifying actions we can take to fulfill our purpose.
Although we initially started outside of the EPAP via community conversations convened by State Representative Jefferson Smith, it quickly became obvious that officially joining the EPAP made good sense. In June 2010, MAXaction was recognized as a subcommittee of the East Portland Action Plan to act on strategies and actions in the plan related to the MAX and the MAX station areas.
MAXaction is supported by and has partnered with East Portland residents, the East Portland Neighborhood Office, Flossin Media, TriMet, The Glenfair Neighborhood Association, East Portland Graffiti Cleanup, Lifegate Baptist Church, State Representative Jefferson Smith, Portland Office of Youth Gang Violence Prevention, The Rosewood Initiative, the Portland Police Department, the Gresham Police Department, Hazelwood Neighborhood Association, Centennial Community Association, Powelhurst Gilbert Neighborhood Association, Glenfair Church, and many, many more...