SE Uplift has several opportunities for committee participation, and many of these committees are currently seeking new members. While some of the committees on this page can only be joined by current board members, four committees are currently open to anyone from the SE Portland community who is interested in participating. Regardless of board membership, our board and executive committee meetings are open to the public – anyone can attend. If interested in joining a committee, please view the committee descriptions below for additional details and staff contact information.
Any community member can join these committees.
Civic Engagement Committee
The Civic Engagement Committee meets monthly on 4th Thursdays from 7-8 pm via Zoom.
Join us to curate programming that encourages participation in governmental policy decision-making, and provides a forum for public discourse on civic topics that matter to the lives of SE Portland residents and beyond.
Climate Justice Committee
The Climate Justice Committee meets monthly on 2nd Mondays from 7-8 pm via Zoom.
Join us in working at the intersections of climate and social justice in Southeast Portland and beyond to build urban resiliency amidst a changing climate.
Houselessness Action Committee (HAC)
The HAC is focused on supporting our houseless neighbors during this time of great need. The committee is also focused on empowering housed neighbors with tools and skills to treat unhoused neighbors with kindness and respect while resolving points of conflict. The HAC has developed a Houselessness Resource Guide for the SE Portland community.
Land Use and Transportation Committee (LUTC)
The Land Use and Transportation Committee meets monthly on 3rd Mondays from 7-9 pm at 3534 SE Main St. with remote viewing via Zoom. Meetings are hybrid unless otherwise noted.
The LUTC is a long-standing committee that frequently hosts guest speakers. It is primarily used as a forum for learning and sharing information about current land use and transportation-related projects, policy, and efforts happening in SE Portland. For more information, click here.
Board Committee participation is limited to current members of the SE Uplift board. Any member of the public is welcome to observe our Executive Committee meetings.
The Board of Directors’ Executive Committee meets monthly on 3rd Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm via Zoom. Access meeting agendas, the Zoom link and minutes here. Voting at Executive Committee meetings is restricted to committee members. However, members of the public are welcome!
The Executive Committee, consisting of the officers of the organization and a past-chair, provides primary administrative governance of our organization. Executive Committee members review and make recommendations to the full SE Uplift Board on any significant out-of-budget expenditures, support, oversee and review the Executive Director, and review and approve fiscal sponsorship applications, personnel policy changes and more*. Executive Committee has the authority of the Board of Directors to make decisions on routine and emergency business items. All actions taken by the Executive Committee are reported to the full Board.
The 2023-2024 Executive Committee is comprised of the following members:
Dave Weaver (Chair), Kat West (Vice-Chair), Kim Bandy (Secretary), Doug Waugh (Treasurer)
* To request time on the agenda, please use our advocacy and presentation request forms here.
** For a record of past executive committee meetings, please click here
The Finance Committee meets monthly on 4th Thursdays from 5:30–6:30 pm via Zoom.
The Finance Committee consists of board members of the organization and is chaired by the board treasurer. With the support of the Executive Director, this committee is responsible for budget and financial planning development, preparation and distribution of timely and accurate financial reports to the board, and creation of internal fiscal controls and safeguards for SE Uplift.
If you are an interested SE Uplift board member and would like to join this committee, please contact Nanci.
The short-term Bylaws Committee consisting of SE Uplift Board members is responsible for reviewing SE Uplift’s non-profit bylaws to align them with best practices, legal parameters, and by making bylaw update recommendations to the full SE Uplift Board. The committee engaged the expertise of the Center for Nonprofit Law in the process, and in a near-unanimous vote on April 4, 2022, the SE Uplift Board of Directors updated its bylaws.
This committee now meets on an as-needed basis. Please contact Nanci for more information about this committee.