About Us

Bylaws and Policies

There are two sets of documents – the Bylaws and the Policies.

Bylaws contains the fundamental governing rules of the organization and take precedence over the policies. Policies define the operational guidelines of the organization, providing more execution details.


Board of Directors

  • Chitra Sridhar
  • Srikathyayani Srikanteswara
  • Usha Prasad
  • Vikas Kiran
  • Vishwas Setty

Executive Committee

  • Anagha Jamadagni
  • Ashrith Harith
  • Chaitra Hirematt
  • Harish Jamakhandi
  • Smitha Vishwas
Office Bearers


Unofficial Kannada koota was established in 1990 under the patronage of Sri. Ananda Vardhana and Smt. Jayashree Vardhana.

Although there are good number of Kannadigas in and around Portland, there isn’t any registered organization. In spite of that, our Koota has never failed to organize two programs every year! All thanks to our dedicated volunteers – they make it happen every year!

It just becomes an extended family when it comes to organizing any event.

With effect from 09/21/2016 our Koota has been exempt from federal income tax under IRC Section 501 (c) (3).

Donors can deduct contributions they make to Portland Kannada Koota. Tax id # 45-5008348

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