The number of directors of the corporation shall be between seven (7) and eleven (11) directors as determined by resolution of the Board of Directors.  Each director shall hold office for a term of three (3) years or until their successors are elected and qualified. No director may be elected for more than two (2) consecutive full three (3) year terms.

The current Board of Directors is comprised of citizens from several of the affiliate neighborhoods, as described below.

Juliet Hyams

Juliet Hyams is a long-time community advocate, writer and resident of Northwest Portland.  She has served as president of the Northwest District Association, vice president of the Neighbors West/Northwest coalition, on city stakeholders’ committees and previously on the Cultural Center board.  As a parent, she values local, accessible opportunities for children. Juliet is versed in the basics of historic preservation and has monitored houses for multiple historic home tours.  Among other properties, she owns her home near Good Samaritan Hospital, built in the 1880s.  She currently manages a small medical practice and will complete her Executive Master of Public Administration in June 2018.  She has two almost-grown children and the handsomest cat in the neighborhood.

Term expires 2/2021
First Elected 4/2018
Eligible for re-election 2/2021

Daniel Anderson, President

has been a resident of NW Portland since 1981. He is a retired commercial and investment banker. Mr. Anderson previously served six years on the NNCC Board including three as its President. Mr. Anderson was one of the citizen volunteers who worked to create Northwest Portland’s Alphabet Historic District. Mr. Anderson believes that that the principal goals of the NNCC Board should be the long-term preservation of the building, sustaining the building’s value for the neighborhoods who have owned it for more than forty years and addressing the building’s long-standing safety and regulatory compliance problems.

Term expires 2/2020
First Elected 2/2017
Eligible for re-election 2/2020

Gustavo Cruz

Gustavo J. Cruz, Jr., or “Tavo,” is a native of Northwest Portland, and attended Lincoln High School, Santa Clara University, the University of Oregon, and Lewis and Clark Law School.  Tavo’s law practice is focused on commercial finance and business transactions.  He is active in the Portland community, and has served on numerous boards and committees.  He is the current Board Chair for Prosper Portland (formerly the Portland Development Commission), and is a member of the Mayor’s Council of Economic Advisors.  He has been active in the Northwest District Association (President), the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (Board Chair), and Portland Center Stage (board member).   He has served as Chair of both the Business Law and Securities Law Sections of the Oregon State Bar.  Tavo still resides in Northwest Portland, and his 16 year old son, Declan, attends Lincoln High School.

Term expires 2/2021
First elected 4/2018
E
ligible for re-election in 2021

Susanna Neale Duke, Treasurer

Susanna Neale Duke is a resident of Northwest Portland. She is retired from a career as an in-house lawyer in Seattle, Washington. Her position included managing litigation as well as human resource, environmental and other legal issues. Her nonprofit board experience includes nine years as a trustee of Wilson College, located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, serving on the board of BFI and as President of the board of The Healing Center, both in Seattle. Her interests include travel, history, art and historic preservation.

Term expires 2/2022
Appointed by Board in 2018
Not Eligible for re-election in 2022

Bill Harris

and his wife Bonnie have enjoyed living in NW Portland since 1971. They have great fondness and respect for leaders and the volunteers who joined to help preserve the former Christian Science church under the ownership of the neighborhood. Mr. Harris has been a NNCC Board member for three different terms helping deal with the challenge of upkeep to preserve this cultural jewel. Mr. Harris believes that money can be found to make the building earthquake safe and that we can establish activity giving long-term enrichment of life in this community.

Term expires 2/2021
Re-
Elected 4/2018
Not
Eligible for re-election 2/2021

Ginger Burke, Secretary

is a 16 year resident of the Hillside and Goose Hollow neighborhoods. As founder of the Hillside Neighborhood Watch, she has served as an honorary board member of the Hillside Neighborhood Association. Ms Burke is an attorney and a real estate broker. She serves as Secretary of the Board and has been a member since 2015. Her sons, Mitchell (16) and Rowan (14), both attended the NWCTS. Ms. Burke’s vision for the NNCC emphasizes preservation of a unique historic landmark that cannot be replicated in modern-day architecture. She hopes to see the building restored to its original grandeur and maintained as a community asset that celebrates the arts for generations to come.

Term expires 2/2022
First Elected 2/2016
Not Eligible for re-election in 2022

Gordon Allen

is a retired lawyer whose litigation practice involved many real estate and construction disputes. He and his wife Janice Stewart have lived in the Arlington Heights neighborhood for 25 years and raised their two children there. His goal as a Board member is to maximize the opportunities to repair the building so that it is safe and still in use in the next century. If, however, the funds necessary to make the building safe cannot be raised and a decision is made to stop using it, then his goal is to make sure that the building is still owned by the NNCC and the neighborhoods where its members live so that whatever value is in the real estate comes back to the neighborhoods for neighborhood improvements, summer projects for children and the like.

Term expires 2/2020
First Elected 2/2017
Eligible for re-election 2/2020

Bill Welch, Vice President

Bill Welch has lived in Northwest Portland since 1976 and several different locations in the neighborhood. Bill’s now middle-aged children were in elementary school when he and his wife Hilda arrived in this neighborhood. In his more than forty years in Northwest Portland, Bill has served as a Director of the NWDA neighborhood organization and is a long time member of NWDA’s Planning Committee. His current term on the NNCC Board is a return to a previpusly held position. Facilities management is Bill’s profession. His interests in the Center are that he wants the building preserved with safety improvements for children and other users. He would also like to see some portion of the property’s appreciated value returned to the neighborhoods that own it. The amount of value returned need not be large but it should be enough to produce on going funding to support neighborhood activities into the future.

Term expires 2/2020
First Elected 2/2017
Eligible for re-election 2/2020

David Allred

David Allred is a long time resident of the Goose Hollow neighborhood and formerly served on the GHNA board and on the Neighbors West NW Coalition board.  He was a Coalition staff employee from 1996 to 2006, specializing in land use issues.  During much of that period the Coalition offices were in the Cultural Center building, and David served on the Cultural Center board part of that time.  David then was employed for 7 years by the City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services as a Sr. Community Outreach and Information Representative.

David is married and enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends.  He is semi-retired but active in managing residential real estate in Portland and Washington County.

Term expires 2/2022
First elected 2019
Eligible for election in 2022

Louisa McCleary

A resident of Northwest Portland since 1988, Ms. McCleary was for many years active in neighborhood organizations, servings as President of the, Hillside Neighborhood Association, then Chair of the West/Northwest Coalition.  She has served on many task forces and committees, as has volunteered as a docent at the Portland Art Museum, and in her children’s schools.  Ms. McCleary would like to see the Northwest Cultural Center, now in a state of flux, become in some way a major source of good for our community.  I believe this can be accomplished in a number of ways, including those that would preserve the building.  I hope to represent the will and best interests of the neighborhoods as we move forward.

Term expires 2/2021
First elected 2018
Eligible for election in 2021