I am seeking At Large members for the Washington Park Transportation Management Association Board. The Washington Park TMA Board meets the second Thursday of each month at 8:00-9:30 at the World Forestry Center, Merlo Hall. The first meeting for the new at-large members would be October 10th. In addition, the time commitment is probably 1-2 additional hours per month regularly. We will also be looking for volunteers as the pay parking program rolls out in October, and at key times like Zoolights during the first year, but this would not be ongoing.
New members would need a few hours of initial start up time to meet with Board members, Heather McCarey (the new ED), and to review documents to get up to speed. My staff would, of course, assist with the orientation and ongoing staffing needs.
Here is the organization’s purpose from the draft bylaws:
The Corporation's purpose is to implement governmental & nonprofit agreements to help ensure the long-term success of the City of Portland’s Washington Park and its venues and to minimize the impact of Park visitors on the Park and adjacent neighborhoods by maximizing safe and convenient access to, from and within Washington Park, its venues and adjacent neighborhoods.
Please ask send me an email to express interest. There isn’t an application form, just email me giving reasons why you want to serve on this Board, and we’ll go from there. I am particularly looking for people who normally drive to use the park facilities; for park visitors from east of the Willamette, deep SW Portland, and/or Washington/Clackamas Counties; and for representatives from low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.