The Nedonna Beach Neighborhood Association was started in September 2007 by Nedonna Beach homeowners Terry Bowman, Jack Ferris, Bill Gemmet, and Merl Hilsenteger.

Projects taken on by the NBNA focus on communication, safety, and stewardship. The Association is not a regulatory group and will hold a neutral position on matters of political nature. The NBNA is run by a volunteer board of Nedonna Beach homeowners.

The Leadership of the NBNA includes the following:

Cheryl Bland

Chair / Communication / Committees – Term Ends – 2022 

Cheryl Bland and Keith Parkhurst bought their home on Nedonna Avenue in August of 2008 and are in Nedonna part time. They live in SE Portland. Cheryl has been on the board since 2010 and has served in a variety of roles. She works for the David Douglas School District. She has been an educator since 1990 and is finishing her 32nd year in June of 2022. Keith is a musician with and facilitates music sessions in skilled care facilities and community groups for stroke survivors. When they are not at the beach, they enjoy working with the production of music events and festivals.

Gloria Tarnasky

Membership / Beachfront / Entry Way – 2023

Gloria and her husband John live full time in Nedonna on Beach Drive. John has owned their property since 1969. They retired from Portland in 2005. John was an OB-Gyn doctor in Portland and retired in 2000. Gloria was a PR Manager for Bestcare (an HMO) until 1988. Gloria and John have 7 grown children between them and 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Gloria enjoys golf, knitting, cooking and both enjoy traveling in their 5th wheel. Gloria joined the Rockaway Lions in 2008 and enjoys volunteering with them. Served as President of the Lions 2014-2015.

Ellen Boggs

Secretary / Schools – 2022

Ellen is a retired School Administrator and has been a full time resident since 2006. She is the secretary of the board, serving on school & community committee’s, as well as a long time Board Member of the Beach Front Homeowners Association.  She enjoys beach walks with her dog and entertaining family and friends.

Tom Heckenberg

Co-chair  / Nedonna Marsh / Roads – 2023

Having been born and raised on the Oregon Coast, Nedonna Beach sorta feels like home. Many of my Nedonna neighbors are like an extended family.  My wife, children, and grandchildren all enjoy exploring this special area.  My favorite activities are spending time helping folks and supporting the important things in my life.  It’s important to me that this neighborhood be as good as it can be, and maybe even a little better each year. Look for me riding bikes with grandkids, pulling Scotch Broom, or just sitting on a beach log with my wife, enjoying a ‘whisky sunset’.

Kimberly Brown

Neighborhood Watch / Website – 2024

Open Board Position

Term ends 2023