Board Members

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Patricia Gardner

President & Planning & Transportation Committee Chair

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Bruce Morrison

Co-Vice President

Bruce Morrison is a 5th generation Portlander, but spent 30-plus years out of town as a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department. His last assignment was as Colin Powell’s chief information officer (assistant secretary for information technology). His PDNA goal is to help his neighbors make this a neighborhood that would be even more astounding to his great grandfather. …Read More

Bruce Morrison is a 5th generation Portlander, but spent 30-plus years out of town as a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department. His last assignment was as Colin Powell’s chief information officer (assistant secretary for information technology). His PDNA goal is to help his neighbors make this a neighborhood that would be even more astounding to his great grandfather.

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Bill Dolan

Treasurer & Livability Committee Chair

Bill Dolan and his wife have lived in and enjoyed the Pearl District for 8 years.  Bill volunteers to keep the neighborhood safe and clean so he can continue to raise his two children here.

Bill Dolan and his wife have lived in and enjoyed the Pearl District for 8 years.  Bill volunteers to keep the neighborhood safe and clean so he can continue to raise his two children here.

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Stanley Penkin

Secretary

As an advocate for livability and good communications, Stan wants to help PDNA in fostering the goal of making  improvements where necessary while maintaining the core values that keep the Pearl vibrant, strong and a wonderful place in which to live, work and visit. Specifically, Stan wants us to actively continue addressing livability and safety concerns including: noise; …Read More

As an advocate for livability and good communications, Stan wants to help PDNA in fostering the goal of making  improvements where necessary while maintaining the core values that keep the Pearl vibrant, strong and a wonderful place in which to live, work and visit. Specifically, Stan wants us to actively continue addressing livability and safety concerns including: noise; trash; graffiti; the intimidation of solicitors and some street people; and, with an improving economy, maintaining a watchful eye on future development.

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Adonay Solleiro

Communications Committee Chair

Adonay has enjoyed living in the Pearl District for the past nine years and is familiar with a lot of the residents, as he bartended at Oba for almost seven years. Adonay is a commercial real estate broker specializing in medical office buildings throughout the state.

Adonay has enjoyed living in the Pearl District for the past nine years and is familiar with a lot of the residents, as he bartended at Oba for almost seven years. Adonay is a commercial real estate broker specializing in medical office buildings throughout the state.

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John Warner

Emergency Preparedness Committee Chair

John has lived in Portland since 1997 and moved to the Pearl District in 2012.  John chairs PDNA’s Emergency Preparedness Committee.  John also serves as the team leader for the Pearl District Neighborhood Emergency Team.  Professionally, John is a consultant specializing in sustainable community, economic, and real estate development and finance.

John has lived in Portland since 1997 and moved to the Pearl District in 2012.  John chairs PDNA’s Emergency Preparedness Committee.  John also serves as the team leader for the Pearl District Neighborhood Emergency Team.  Professionally, John is a consultant specializing in sustainable community, economic, and real estate development and finance.

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Reza Farhoodi

Board Member

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Sara Hoeber

Board Member

Sara is an urban designer and has been a homeowner in the Pearl since 2009. She is an advocate for walkable and livable communities and has a passion for neighborhoods and their role in happiness and health for the residents and visitors. Sara enjoys spending time at the local parks with her boyfriend, his son and their dog Finny. …Read More

Sara is an urban designer and has been a homeowner in the Pearl since 2009. She is an advocate for walkable and livable communities and has a passion for neighborhoods and their role in happiness and health for the residents and visitors. Sara enjoys spending time at the local parks with her boyfriend, his son and their dog Finny.

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John Kirby

Board Member

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BettyLou Koffel

Board Member

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Bruce Levy

Board Member

Bruce moved to Portland in 2004, drawn to the dense, European-like Pearl District for its fine-grained texture and “urban village” feel.  He’s participated actively in the PDNA by serving on all 3 committees at various times.  His hope is that we can collectively preserve the best of the Pearl’s industrial past while also creating an even more vibrant future through new projects.   …Read More

Bruce moved to Portland in 2004, drawn to the dense, European-like Pearl District for its fine-grained texture and “urban village” feel.  He’s participated actively in the PDNA by serving on all 3 committees at various times.  His hope is that we can collectively preserve the best of the Pearl’s industrial past while also creating an even more vibrant future through new projects.  Bruce worked as a manager for 22 years with the New York City Transit Authority after earning his MPA degree at NYU.  He’s a New Jersey native and first studied community planning at the University of Cincinnati in the 1970s.

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Joan Pendergast

Board Member

Joan Pendergast is a retired pharmacist transformed into a professional volunteer. She has lived in the Pearl for 13 years and been on the PDNA board for 12 years. She serves on the board of the Zimmerman Community Center, is a member of the Pearl Rotary and First Immanuel Lutheran Church. She loves to knit and read. …Read More

Joan Pendergast is a retired pharmacist transformed into a professional volunteer. She has lived in the Pearl for 13 years and been on the PDNA board for 12 years. She serves on the board of the Zimmerman Community Center, is a member of the Pearl Rotary and First Immanuel Lutheran Church. She loves to knit and read. Watching the neighborhood grow from one with no merchants or amenities to one with all the benefits of a small town has been exciting.

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Jason Sharkey

Board Member

Jason Sharkey graduated from Western Oregon University with a BS in Education, Minor Business. He has an extensive Background in Management and Customer Service and also in construction and property maintenance. He has worked for Community Management, Inc. since 2007.

Jason Sharkey graduated from Western Oregon University with a BS in Education, Minor Business. He has an extensive Background in Management and Customer Service and also in construction and property maintenance. He has worked for Community Management, Inc. since 2007.

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Toni Shemarya

Board Member

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Andy Steinman

Board Member

Andy has lived in the Pearl District for 7 years and is an Owner/Partner of 3 Northwest Oregon businesses, a Winery, a Restaurant and Software company. In addition to PDNA, he is active in the community as Vice Chair of the Board of Riverstone Condominiums and serves on the Advisory Board of the Hoyt Street Yards Community Association. …Read More

Andy has lived in the Pearl District for 7 years and is an Owner/Partner of 3 Northwest Oregon businesses, a Winery, a Restaurant and Software company. In addition to PDNA, he is active in the community as Vice Chair of the Board of Riverstone Condominiums and serves on the Advisory Board of the Hoyt Street Yards Community Association. He hopes to ensure that ongoing development is balanced with maintaining livability for current residents and the unique nature of our neighborhood.

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Glenn Traeger

Board Member

Glenn has lived in the Pearl for the past four years at both the Louisa Apartments and Bridgeport Condominiums. He is an active board member of the Bridgeport Condominiums and enjoys bicycling through Portland and taking photos of the city. He spends time working with neighborhood groups to enhance the Pearl’s economic, social, political and environmental health. …Read More

Glenn has lived in the Pearl for the past four years at both the Louisa Apartments and Bridgeport Condominiums. He is an active board member of the Bridgeport Condominiums and enjoys bicycling through Portland and taking photos of the city. He spends time working with neighborhood groups to enhance the Pearl’s economic, social, political and environmental health.

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Jan Valentine

Board Member

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Tracy Vicario

Board Member

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Kate Washington

Board Member

Kate is a graduate student in Portland State University’s Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning program. She has lived in the Pearl District since 2011 and is active in the PDNA on communications and planning committees. Kate enjoys researching the Pearl and sharing its unique capacities locally and abroad.

Kate is a graduate student in Portland State University’s Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning program. She has lived in the Pearl District since 2011 and is active in the PDNA on communications and planning committees. Kate enjoys researching the Pearl and sharing its unique capacities locally and abroad.