OVERVIEW: SMILE is a small non-profit neighborhood association run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.  SMILE sponsors many neighborhood events throughout the year, supports several active committees, and organizes neighborhood meetings on timely topics and issues important to Sellwood-Moreland residents.

SMILE is unique among neighborhood associations in that it operates two historic properties – the SMILE Station at SE 13th/Tenino and Oaks Pioneer Church at SE 6th/Spokane.  Proceeds from these rental properties fund the many community events and activities that SMILE sponsors.


  • Oversee the financial health of the organization.
  • Determine which activities and events are offered to Sellwood-Moreland residents and assist in their execution.
  • Attend monthly Board meetings (third Wednesday each month at 7:30 p.m.) and most General meetings (first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.).
  • Approve official positions that SMILE takes on governmental, community and other issues.
  • Actively participate in SMILE-sponsored activities.

BOARD MEMBER ACTIVITIES:   As an all-volunteer organization, SMILE can only meet its potential with enthusiastic Board members who have the time and energy to devote 10 – 20 hours per month to the organization. Below is a partial list of ongoing tasks that SMILE Board members can volunteer to support or may be asked to help handle:

  • Plan monthly neighborhood meetings.
  • Plan and execute annual neighborhood events including the Egg Hunt, Clean-up Day, Summer Concerts, Sundae in the Park, Decemberville, etc.
  • Maintain the SMILE website and social media accounts.
  • Write SMILE’s online newsletter.
  • Create and distribute flyers for upcoming events.
  • Chair and/or actively participate in SMILE committees (Transportation, Community Safety, Budget, ad-hoc, etc.).
  • Represent SMILE at City forums, District coalition meetings, or other ad-hoc forums.
  • Show up on the day of any given event to help with set-up, take-down, tabling and general assistance.
  • Seek out and apply for grants.
  • Assist with facility maintenance issues as they arise.

“Many hands make light work.”