The Bayside Neighborhood Association (BNA) represents all those with a vested interest in the Bayside neighborhood. Our members are made up of residents, property owners, businesses, and organizations. We welcome anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Bayside to become involved. Please visit our News & Events Page to stay updated on upcoming events.
In lieu of our regular August meeting, we invite you to attend an important broad neighborhood meeting about zoning changes (Amendments to the R-6-Zone) in West Bayside. We encourage you to attend, as zoning changes can have a variety of affects on the neighborhood.
The meeting will be at Avesta, 307 Cumberland, on Tuesday, August 5th at 6pm.
Amendments and a summary of the project can be found here:
The City contact for this meeting is:
Christine Grimando, AICP
Planning & Urban Development Department
389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101
Ph: (207) 874-8608
Monthly Board meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the community room at 24 Stone Street in Unity Village. These meetings are always open to the public and we encourage new friends to attend. The BNA also produces the Baysider, a quarterly community newspaper and manages the Bayside Community Garden on Chestnut Street in Bayside. We have special meetings and host forums as the need arises to to discuss issues impacting our neighborhood. Read the latest edition of The Baysider, BNA’s community newspaper!
The Bayside Neighborhood Association (BNA) brings members of the Bayside community together. BNA brings conversations about Bayside to Bayside and to the greater community in a way that organizes, informs, and empowers residents, social service and other organizations, local businesses, and city representatives to form meaningful and long-term partnerships. BNA preserves and promotes safety, multi-cultural diversity, housing, and carefully planned social, economic, and physical development in this unique urban community.
Portland Pollinator Partnership is hosted by the Bayside Neighborhood Association, a nonprofit community advocacy group. Wild bees and other insects are as crucial to maintaining our flowers, vegetables, and plants as traditional honeybees. Planting appropriate pollinator and insect-friendly vegetation has many benefits to Portland’s ecology. Newly formed in April, 2014, we seek to partner with other Portland area residents, businesses, and organizations. We hope you will join us in exploring ways to enhance our natural environment for the benefit of all. Learn more here.
Steve Hirshon, President
Annie Wadleigh, Vice President
Colette Bouchard, Secretary
Sean Kerwin, Treasurer
Cindy Bachelder (Community Member)
Mike Bachelder (Community Member)
Laura Cannon (Community Member)
Alicia Harding (Community Member)
Charles Kaufmann (Community Member)
Alex Landry (Community Member)
Ali Lovejoy (Preble St Resource Center)
Susan McCloskey (Community Member)
Representative (Avesta Housing)
Ron Spinella (Community Member)
Rob Sylvain (Community Member)
Deborah Van Hoewyk (Community Member)
Jay York (Community Member)