Centennial

WELCOME

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.

MEETINGS

Centennial NET meets monthly via Zoom, 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 next-door neighborhood) works for us. We especially welcome folks from Glenfair, Gresham’s Centennial neighborhood, Pleasant Valley, and Rockwood.

Once each quarter, instead of a regular monthly meeting we hold a joint meeting with the following “Far East” teams: Argay-Parkrose, Hazelwood-Mill Park, Powellhurst-Gilbert, Taborvilla, Rocky Butte West, and Lents. We also field a team for the two annual Citywide Deployment Exercises, which are usually on a Saturday in May and November.

Here is our expected regular meeting schedule for 2022:

  • Monday, January 24, 2022, 6–7:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 6–7:30pm
  • Monday, March 21, 2022, 6–7:30pm
  • Thursday, April 7, 2022, 6:30–8pm (Far East meeting)
  • Monday, May 16, 2022, 6–7:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 6–7:30pm
  • Thursday, July 7, 2022, 6:30-8 pm (Far East meeting hosted by Centennial NET)
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2022, TIME TBD (National Night Out)
  • Monday, September 19, 2022, 6–7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:30-8 pm (Far East meeting)
  • Monday, November 14, 2022, 6–7:30pm
  • Monday, December 12, 2022, 6–7:30pm

Visit our public calendar for the latest schedule information and Zoom info, or email CentennialNET@gmail.com for more information.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

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.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

You’re invited to participate on the Comms 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.

TEAM LEADERS

Karen Wolfgang, Team Leader

Grace Hougey, Assistant Team Leader

Rachel Stout, Amateur Radio Operator

MAP

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