What is WENA about? The purpose of the West End Neighborhood Association is to address issues and concerns that affect the quality of life of all who live and/or work in the West End. The Association fosters and sponsors projects of the individual districts that comprise the West End; serves as a liaison with City Hall; and monitors the delivery of city services, questions of development and design, and maintenance of neighborhoods to ensure that they are clean, safe, quiet and attractive.


WENA’s Commitment

To address the quality of life in the West End,
To build trust and a spirit of community,
To protect the diverse character of our neighborhoods,
To identify needs and concerns of residents and business partners, and
To provide a way for those needs and concerns to be addressed.

WENA By-Laws

Here are the WENA By-Laws approved on December 14, 2016.


WENA meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the community room on the upper level of the Reiche Community Center, adjacent to the Reiche Community School at 166 Brackett Street. WENA welcomes all those with a vested interest in the West End, regardless of residence.

Find out more and see meeting agendas and minutes. 

Officers & Board

Pamela Shaw, President
Ian Jacob, Vice President
Steven Mortimer, Secretary
Bryan Van Dussen, Treasurer

Board Members:
Barbara DeSerres
Christian Bisimwa
Kim Sutton
Leana Good-Simpson
Liz Parsons




(Coming Soon)

WENA Programs & Participation

Portland Pollinators
Book Nook
Swim for Life
Harbor View Park – Edible Grove
Shoveling for Seniors
Friends of Congress Square Park
Neighborhood Watch via West End Next Door
Together WE CAN
Community Gardens
Neighborhood Parks
Neighborhood Cleanups

Various Charrettes
and MORE…


Residential boundaries are as follows, excluding blocks within the current boundaries of the Western Promenade Neighborhood Association and those of the St. John Valley Neighborhood Association.