MNA Board Members
please send mail to :
Montavilla Neighborhood Association
PO Box 16245
Portland OR 97292
Fritz Hirsch- Chair/Public Safety Chair
I’ve lived in Montavilla since 2005 and work as a program manager for a local nonprofit organization. I work primarily on public safety issues for the neighborhood but also devote time to other neighborhood issues and projects. In my spare time I like to hike and climb, garden and cook. I also love jazz.
Contact Fritz: fritz.hirsch[at]gmail.com
Secretary – Stefanie Dieffenbach
Diana Marshall – Treasurer
I grew up in SE Portland, attending schools in David Douglas District, and even working a summer at Flying Pie before attending classes at Mt Hood Community College. My husband and I bought our home Montavilla in 99, and in many ways it felt like coming full circle. 10 yeas and 2 kids later, we have come to love Montavilla and all it has to offer. The schools, community center, entertainment and restaurants are just a few of the things that make us happy to call Montavilla home. Being connected to my community is very important to me, and am excited to bring my professional experience in credit and finance to the MNA board to serve as Treasurer.
Contact Diana : diana[at]fipdx.com
Communications Open position
Lew Scholl – Land Use
Lew has lived in the Montavilla Neighborhood since 2004. He has two grown children and one grandchild. His primary career has been in the field of civil engineering having worked for a variety of county and state agencies as well as consulting firms. While partially retired, he still does consulting work in his engineering specialty, stormwater system design including design of water quality treatment facilities. He has used this expertise in helping to obtain a grant for “green street” type stormwater planters on the streets adjacent to the Milepost 5 Artists Community. He is working to call attention to the need to address unimproved street problems as well as ways to make pedestrian improvements and beautify 82nd Avenue. An important part of his function is to be aware of development proposals and bring them to the attention of neighborhood residents for comment. Recently he has developed a hobby of creating 3D electronic models of buildings for Google Earth including several in the Montavilla Neighborood that are now posted online for all to see, see the Montavilla Community Center here .
Southeast Uplift Delegate – Open Position -
Roger Warren – Parks Committee
For the first 18 years, Becky and I raised our daughter here in Montavilla and appreciated the ability to walk her to school and nearby bus connections. For the next 16 years, we have enjoyed the same home as a place for nearby gardening, school volunteering, church activities, Mt Tabor park concert committees, and now neighborhood association meetings. We considered moving several times but figured any new neighborhood would be less convenient so we thought it smarter to keep our home improvements up-to-date. Volunteering in Montavilla neighborhood parks includes all of our “common spaces” such as school playgrounds, street parades, community gardens, park concerts and the like. I would enjoy having you join our parks committee!
Contact - fiverogers[at]gmail.com