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:
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 parkhussion.com 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.
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.
Treasurer / Membership / Preparedness – 2023
Gillian has lived in Nedonna Beach for six years. Along with holding the positions of NBNA Treasurer and Membership Coordinator, Gillian is also on the Board of Nedonna Fire Protection District and helps the two groups coordinate emergency preparedness projects. She enjoys hiking and camping.
Secretary / Schools – 2022
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’.
Neighborhood Watch / Website – 2024
Open Board Position
Term ends 2023