Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association

The Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association (LNA) is the official organization of Portland, Oregon's Laurelhurst neighborhood. Our Board, committee chairs, and coordinators are over 25 active members who help keep the neighborhood engaged, viable and safe.

Every resident of Laurelhurst is a member of the LNA and invited to participate.  Join your neighbors, make friends, and make your neighborhood a better place for everyone!

2020 - 2021 LNA Board Members

Jeff Martin, President  

Kalyn Cohen, Vice President 

Jim Edelson, Secretary

John Liu, SEUL Rep

Fred CooperTreasurer  

Barry Kast NW Quad Rep    

John Deodato NE Quad Rep  

Janet McManus SE Quad Rep

Quincy Brown SW Quad Rep 

Tom Johnson Member-at-Large  

John Liu Newsletter Editor

Standing Committees (non-voting)

Chris Wilson, Arches

Kalyn Cohen, Historic Education

TJ Browning. Public Safety & Traffic

Torrance Royer, Providence GNA Rep

Bill Hamilton, Providence GNA Rep

AD Hoc Committees (non-voting)

John Liu, Historic District

Janet McManus, Racial Justice

Tom Johnson, Property 

Coordinators  (non-voting)

Harry Ainsworth, Clean Ups

Shar Flores, Clean Ups

John Liu, Web & Email Manager

Barry Kast, BottleDrop

Linda Kerekes, Coe Circle

Jennifer Moffatt, Garage Sale

Seyon BelaiNewsletter Ad Manager

Mary Sauve, Annual Picnic

Peggy Glascock, Friends of Laurelhurst Park

Martha Irvine, Tree Team

Dan Stefanisko/Paul Litwinczuk, LNET


Currently Vacant Positions

Kids Club 

Please see our Volunteer page for details. Contact us about VACANT positions.

Committee & Coordinator Descriptions

The Arches committee works to maintain and preserve the Laurelhurst Arches.  Seven arches, built in 1909, stand at the main entrances to Laurelhurst.


The LNA provides blue bags for residents to fill with refundable containers and return to a BottleDrop collection point.  The refunds go to the LNA and are used to maintain the Arches.

Clean Ups 

The Clean Up coordinators organize Laurelhurst's annual neighborhood spring cleanup.  They welcome volunteers for the one-day event at Laurelhurst School.

Coe Circle

Friends of Coe Circle works in conjunction with Portland Bureau of Transportation, the Arts Council (who manages the Joan of Arc statue), and the Forestry department (in charge of the circles trees). We take care of the flower beds, the weeds, clean up and pruning. We are subsidized by the LNA. We are volunteer residents of Laurelhurst and welcome anyone to participate in our work parties.

Friends of Laurelhurst Park

Friends of Laurelhurst Park (FLP) is a voluntary group of neighborhood residents and park friends who have worked for thirteen years in concert with Portland Parks and Recreation staff to maintain and enhance Laurelhurst Park through work parties and special projects. Our projects range from pruning, planting, mulching, and invasive plant removal to planning on special projects like paths and dog off-leash issues.  We welcome new faces for a single work party or on a continuing basis.  We work on the second Wednesday of the month, from April to October, with special events during the year.  More information and schedules are at the Kiosk on the north side of the park.

Garage Sale

The Garage Sale coordinator organizes Laurelhurst's annual garage sale.  Proceeds from the sale are used to maintain the arches.

Historic District  

The Historic District committee advises the LNA on historic district matters.   The committee also answers questions from residents and others about the historic district.

Historic Education 

The Historic Education committee organizes events and educational programs relating to Laurelhurst's history, including the Historic Home Tour and Century Plaques.

Land Use  

The Land Use committee reviews and comments to the city on proposed development and conditional use applications in and around Laurelhurst.

Laurelhurst Tree Team - Friends of Trees

Our trees serve and protect our neighborhood in many ways: the beauty of their foliage; shade for walkers; habitat for birds and other small creatures; ecological benefits in filtering pollutants from our air and water; converting and sequestering carbon dioxide. The Laurelhurst Tree Team seeks to improve the health of our neighborhood trees as part of a larger effort to build community so we all thrive in our urban forest. Friends of Trees aims to: provide learning resources to the community so that we can improve the health of our trees, maintain a database of tree information to promote neighborhood ownership of the tree canopy, provide skills and expertise to help organize tree related events, and build community through positive local action.

Laurelhurst Neighborhood Emergency Team (LNET)

INeighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are Portland residents trained by PBEM and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods. NET members are trained to save lives and property until professional responders can arrive.  While not an official LNA Committee, our neighborhood team is led by Laurelhurst neighbors. LNET's co-leaders are Dan Stefanisko and Paul Litwinczuk at laurelhurstnetteamleader@gmail.com.

Newsletter Ad Manager 

The Newsletter Ad manager assists with coordinating the advertisements that fund the LNA's newsletter.


The Picnic coordinator organizes Laurelhurst's annual neighborhood picnic in the park.  This is usually in early August.  Volunteers to help with setup and takedown are greatly appreciated.


The Property Committee was created to review and manage the possible acquisition of property by LNA.

Public Safety and Traffic Committee

The Safety Committee addresses crime and safety issues which impact the livability of the neighborhood and the welfare of Laurelhurst residents.  The committee also assists with addressing traffic safety issues.

Providence GNA and TWG Committee

The Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) Standing Committee works with Providence Portland Medical Center (PPMC), the Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association, and the North Tabor Neighborhood Association to implement the conditions for approval of the PPMC’s 2012 Master Plan. The Traffic Working Group (TWG) subcommittee of the GNA committee works on traffic safety and parking issues related to PPMC.

Web and Email Manager

The web and email manager is responsible for the LNA's website, email, and social media.

General questions? Contact us here.
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