Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tigard Public Works Day

Sunday, May 17, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Public Works Building
8777 SW Burnham St., Tigard

Public works plays a role in nearly every aspect of our lives—from turning on the tap, to flushing the toilet, to helping us get from one place to another on our trails, sidewalks and streets. Come and learn what your Public Works Department is all about.

There’ll be heavy-duty fun for the entire family:

§  Activities, hands-on demonstrations and free giveaways.

§  Sit in the driver’s seat of a backhoe or dump truck, and see some of the other machines used to dig trenches, haul rock, trim trees and more!

§  Visit with public works professionals who will answer questions and talk about their work.

This free event is held in celebration of National Public Works Week, May 17–23, and will take place in conjunction with the Tigard Area Farmers Market.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 503.718.2591.

Gov. Orders Flags at 1/2 staff


Governor Brown Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff on Day of Remembrance for President Lincoln



(Salem, OR) — Today Governor Kate Brown ordered all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 to honor the Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln.

“It’s been 150 years since President Lincoln’s death, yet we must still work toward his legacy of freedom and opportunity for all regardless of race or creed,” Governor Brown said.

The full Presidential Proclamation is available on the White House’s website.

Mixed-Use Housing Project Gets Green Light

Efforts to construct new housing in downtown Tigard took a big step forward when the City Council (working in their role as the board of the City Center Development Agency (CCDA) approved a major development with a private developer.

This revitalization project with developers Capstone Greenlight LLC and Diamond Investment Group (DIG) Tigard LLC calls for the construction of 157 market-rate apartments and 2,000 square feet of commercial space on agency-owned land.  An open house to review the project’s design with the developers and architects will be held on April 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Public Works Building, at 8777 SW Burnham St.

More information can be found at http://www.tigard-or.gov/city_hall/redevelopment.php.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Free Shred Event at City Hall on April 18


Tigard Police Offer Free Shredding to Fight Identity Theft

To help you combat the threat of identity theft, Tigard Police have teamed up with Pride Recycling to offer a free shred event at Tigard City Hall (13125 SW Hall Blvd.) on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until the truck reaches capacity). Pride Recycling’s shredding truck will be there to securely destroy your paper materials containing sensitive information.

A strict limit of up to two hand carried boxes, bags or containers per household will be accepted. Please be certain that no garbage is mixed with the paperwork intended for shredding.

This year there will also be a food drive to benefit the local food pantry in Tigard serving thousands of underserved families in the area. The Tigard Breakfast Rotary Club will have volunteers staffing the food collection effort. Consider bringing along a non-perishable food item to donate. Cash donations will also be accepted.

Any questions regarding the planned shredding event can be directed to 503-718-2561 or via email at tigardpolice@tigard-or.gov

Walk off your tax day stress on Saturday, April 18

Shake It Off! Shake off the stress of tax prep with a walk through beautiful Summerfield on Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. We’ll walk (rain or shine!) from Cook Park by the volleyball area. This 4.5 mile walk loops through the Fanno Creek Trail to 99W, through Summerfield and comes back out by Clean Water Services and drops you into Cook Park. It has ponds, fountains and golfers in their natural habitat—I hope you’ll join the fun! If this month’s walk is a smidge too long for you, make sure you get a map at the starting point in Cook Park. You’ll find many, many options for completing a shorter walk that still gets you travelling our city. 

Warning: This walk does have one very steep hill at the end of the Fanno Creek Trail as you approach 107th Avenue.

Meet new people and enjoy the camaraderie experienced in a walking group—build confidence, reduce stress and see Tigard from a pedestrian’s point of view. Walking groups are a great way to have fun and build community! Questions? Please contact Joanne Bengtson at Joanne@tigard-or.gov or 503-718-2476.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mid-Week Farmers Market Opens Soon!


Talk Tigard with your City Council


The Mayor and each City Councilor are hosting small Town Hall’s to discuss current events in Tigard and gain feedback on specific topics from residents.  Please consider participating!

Sign up for one of the events below; group size is limited to 10 so you’ll have a chance to talk to your City Council members.  Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ca4a82fa0fb6-council