The Mission of the Palisades Neighborhood Association (PNA) is to serve as a citizen advisory body that works to enhance neighborhood identity and character and provides input to elected city officials on critical matters affecting our neighborhood.

The PNA is a volunteer organization. Anyone who lives in, owns property, or has a business within its boundary is part of the PNA. With a population of over 4, 400 we are one of the two largest neighborhood associations in Lake Oswego.

Neighborhood associations are concerned with issues that affect the quality of life in the community. Neighborhoods often discuss and make recommendations on zoning regulations, traffic improvements, and public facilities and services. Neighborhood associations also sponsor social events that strengthen neighborhoods on a person-to-person basis. Sponsoring neighborhood festivals, block parties, crime prevention activities and upgrading neighborhood parks are important projects for neighborhood associations.

Neighborhood Associations are advisory groups chartered by the City to act on issues affecting neighborhoods. Lake Oswego chartered neighborhood associations in the belief that it is desirable for citizens to be involved in the decisions that affect the health and quality of their neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Associations provide a forum for members to discuss common concerns about livability, land use, traffic, zoning, etc. Neighborhood members elect boards to represent their views before the Planning Commission, City Council and other public bodies and to maintain ongoing communications with City governments.

Neighborhood associations also play an important role in building a sense of community within their geographic area. 


The PNA represents Lake Oswego’s largest neighborhood in both geography and population. We are a friendly, family-oriented, secluded, safe, community where people feel connected to others. Shifting elevations provide an array of ever changing views and beautiful vistas; there are a variety of perspectives available in the Palisades Neighborhood.

We are a low-density neighborhood where houses are primarily owner-occupied and entirely detached single family residences.  Our homes are diverse in size, style and price, and most homeowners show pride in their property by keeping it well maintained. We live close to scenic parks, protected natural areas, open spaces and Oswego Lake. Palisades Neighborhood Association members treasure the neighborhood’s age diversity and its excellent schools with exemplary parent participation.

There is a municipal golf course, aquatic park (open soon), public parks, three historic sites and three churches within its bounds. PNA neighbors enjoy the ease of access to amenities such as public parks, natural areas, a high-quality public library, shopping and the regional transportation system.





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Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) Project Coordinator

Primary Role:

  • Handles NEP grant applications, grant approvals, reviews receipts for reimbursement and is the single point of contact between the entire Palisades Neighborhood Association (PNA) and the City.
  • To be successfull in this role you should be organized, communicative.
  • Time commitment: From 8-12 hrs. throughout the year


  • Accepting NEP proposals: Anyone living in the Palisades Neighborhood Association can submit proposal(s) to the NEP Coordinator along with estimated costs throughout the year. They should follow the application guidelines and answer the questions related to their proposal.
  • PNA Board will Vote on Which Items To Include in our NEP Proposal: During the month of March PNA board meeting the NEP Coordinator asks the board to vote on the proposed item(s). NEP Coordinator encourages person(s) proposing the item(s) to attend the meeting to answer questions that might come up. The PNA board then votes on which items should be included in the NEP grant proposal.
  • Developing and Submitting the NEP Grant Proposalt: During the NEP grant proposal period (usually the month of May) the NEP Project Coordinator:
    • Fills out the NEP grant proposal application based on items approved by the PNA Board;
    • Gets sign offs from the PNA Chair
    • Submits the proposal form to the city in early May for the initial review process
    • Provides additional information requested by the city
    • Revises and submits the final application to the City by the deadline (typically May 31).

What Happens Next:

  • Iris McCaleb from the City forwards the NEP grant proposals to the grant review committee and then to the City Council who review it and awards certain grants.The NEP Coordinator will receive a letter of award from the City and will share it with the PNA Leadership Team.
  • As items are purchased from the approved grant list, the project close-out form is filled out by the person requesting reimbursement. They will attach digital copies of receipts and photos and then submit all to both the NEP Project Coordinator and the PNA Chair. The NEP Project Coordinator submits the reimbursement request to Iris at the City for reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement checks are then sent directly to the person who purchased the item(s).