Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 2, Downtown Tigard

Everyone is invited to downtown Tigard’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at Liberty Park, at the north end of Main Street, on Dec. 2, at 6:45 p.m. Crowds will gather at the Rite Aid parking lot, on 12080 SW Main St.

The lighting ceremony will take place at Liberty Park, home to the gateway art installation and a large evergreen that is lit every year as a beacon of good will to the community. The park is located at the corners of SW Main and Pacific Highway.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus also will be joining the festivities. Santa will meet with children when the activities move indoors from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 12215 SW Main St. All of the details can be found in the attached release. You can also check for information on this event page.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

City Holiday Observances in November: Veterans Day, Thanksgiving

The Tigard Public Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, on Nov. 11. City Hall is also closed that day. Normal hours at the Library resume on Nov. 12. City Hall reopens for business on Nov. 14.

City Hall and the Library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, which falls on Nov. 24.

For more information about the hours of operation for the City of Tigard, go to:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Election Reminder and Deadlines

Washington County Elections is reminding voters they have until Nov. 3 to send their completed ballots in appropriately signed envelopes with a postmark from the U.S. Postal Service. After this date, completed ballots should be dropped off at official collection sites in order to meet the election's 8 p.m. deadline on Nov. 8.

The official ballot drop box for the City of Tigard is located in the parking lot of City Hall. Signs have been placed to direct visitors to the ballot box. The ballot box will be open until 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, like all other official ballot collection sites. The address for City Hall is 13125 SW Hall Boulevard; map:

Voters throughout Oregon should have received their ballots by mail over the recent weekend. Information about vote-by-mail, voter eligibility and other election matters may be found at the Washington County Elections Office website,, or by calling 503-846-5800.  
For information on three local ballot measures for Tigard voters, please visit: City Council candidates are listed here:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Free Sandbags Now Available at Public Works

With a major seasonal storm hitting the region, the City of Tigard has officially opened its sandbag station for the public.

Sand is being delivered today, Oct. 13, by 4:30 p.m. The address for the station is the parking lot at the city’s Public Works Building, at 8777 SW Burnham St.

The self-service station will be stocked with sand and sandbags and can be accessed at any time, 24/7.

Shovels are not provided, so please bring your own. Sand is to be used for emergency purposes only. For more information, contact Public Works at 503-718-2591.

For additional details about the city’s Emergency Management program and preparing for emergencies, also visit:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Public Invited to Chief Orr's Retirement on Sept. 30

Please join us at outgoing Tigard Police Chief Alan Orr’s retirement reception tomorrow for snacks and refreshments.

Parking may be an issue. Please consult this map for alternative parking for the event.

Date: Friday, Sept. 30
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Community Room, Tigard Public Library

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

City Publishes New Video and Seeks Input on Recruitment Survey

City of Tigard Launches a Police Chief Recruitment

The City of Tigard is conducting a national recruitment for Tigard’s next law enforcement leader. As part of the recruitment, the City Manager’s Office is asking for community input regarding the characteristics, qualities, values, skills and abilities that will be important for Tigard’s next Police Chief. We invite citizens who would like to contribute to this effort to provide us with thoughts and feedback on what Tigard needs in its next police chief. This information will be used to develop a candidate profile, which will be used in our recruitment efforts. The information you provide will be anonymous. Go here:

Tigard Voters Consider Measure to Increase Local Fuel Tax

Tigard Ballot Measure 34-256 asks voters if the city shall increase the local fuel tax by 5 cents per gallon for street system improvements, repair and maintenance. The city has a backlog of about 22 miles of streets that need paving. Current funding is enough to keep pace with normal pavement deterioration that occurs yearly, but not the paving backlog. To address this backlog, the Tigard City Council passed a Street Maintenance Fee (SMF) increase in March of 16 percent for Tigard businesses and 24 percent for residents; the increase goes into effect in January 2017. If this proposed gas tax increase is approved, the City Council will repeal the ordinance to increase to the Street Maintenance Fee scheduled for to take place on Jan. 1, 2017.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join a Tigard Committee and Make a Difference in Your Community

The City of Tigard seeks great volunteers with a passion for public service to join six city committees. Apply now for the Planning Commission, Budget Committee, City Center Advisory Commission or Tigard Transportation Advisory Committee. The Pedestrian and Bicyclist Subcommittee and Neighborhood improvement Committee also are accepting applications. Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer, or just getting into public service, we welcome and thank you for your interest! Just click on the links below.
You can download the application here.