Welcome to Centennial NET! Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are Portland residents trained by Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods. In Centennial, we implement a community resilience approach to preparedness and response.


Centennial NET meets monthly, and we welcome all attendees! You do not have to be a trained NET to meet with us. Living, working, or playing in Centennial (or even a nearby neighborhood) works for us. We especially welcome folks from Glenfair, Gresham’s Centennial neighborhood, Pleasant Valley, and Rockwood.

In 2024, we are generally meeting on 2nd Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. We are alternating in-person and virtual meetings. In-person meetings are held at Parklane Reformed Church, 16001 SE Main Street. Virtual meetings will be held via Zoom. Visit our public calendar for the latest schedule information, or send us an email. The dates planned for 2024 are:

FEBRUARY Parklane Reformed Church Centennial NET monthly meeting
2/8/2024 6:30 – 8:00 pm Seed-starting and swap
MARCH Google Meet Centennial NET monthly meeting
3/14/2024 6:30 – 8:00 pm Disaster triage practice
APRIL Parklane Reformed Church Centennial NET monthly meeting
4/11/2024 6:30 – 8:00 pm Go Bag/Stay Kit Training – open to community, co-sponsored by Thrive East PDX (ThriveEastPDX.org)
4/27/2024 9:00 am – 12:00 pm City-wide Deployment Exercise
MAY Zoom Centennial NET monthly meeting
5/9/2024 6:30 – 8:00 pm ODHS Office of Resilience and Emergency Management, Metro, Thrive East PDX, CCA presentations and discussion
JUNE Parklane Reformed Church Centennial NET monthly meeting
6/6/2024 6:00 – 7:30 pm Tree walk with CCA and Oregon Walks – Note different start time to accommodate collaboration!
JULY Rutherford Park Centennial NET monthly meeting
7/13/2024 2 – 4:30 pm Ops Plan drill and review
AUGUST Parklane Reformed Church Centennial NET monthly meeting
8/8/2024 6:30 – 8:00 pm TBD
SEPTEMBER Zoom Centennial NET monthly meeting
9/12/2024 6:30 – 8:00 pm TBD
OCTOBER Parklane Reformed Church Centennial NET monthly meeting
10/10/2024 6:30 – 8:00 pm TBD
NOVEMBER Zoom Centennial NET monthly meeting
11/14/2024 6:30 – 8:00 pm TBD
DECEMBER Pub or someone’s house Centennial NET monthly meeting
12/14/2024 7:30 – 9:00 pm Year in review/End of year celebration


First, if you’re interested in becoming a trained NET, get signed up! It takes some time, but it’s worth it.

Besides NET training and meetings, there are other ways you can contribute.


You’re invited to participate on the Community Engagement Committee, a working group dedicated to achieving Centennial NET’s Outreach, Community Resilience, and Team Development goals. Activities may include but likely won’t be limited to:

  • Participating in committee meetings
  • Defining success criteria and strategy
  • Making direct connections with NETs, community leaders, and neighbors
  • Representing Centennial NET on social media
  • Representing Centennial NET at community events

Active NET status, experience with communications, or existing community relationships are helpful, but not required. We are looking for interested folks that can commit to an average of 1 hour a week for at least 6 months.

We are also looking for someone interested in a committee chair role, that would be willing to commit to the role for 1 year. The committee chair should be an Active NET.


Grace Hougey

Karen Wolfgang


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