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.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Three Days of Family Fun in Tigard

Family Fest Kickoff
Movie in the Park: "Inside Out"
Friday, September 9 | Dusk

Cook Park (located near Durham & 92nd in Tigard)
Kick off Family Fest and join Tigard Parks & Rec at Cook Park for a free movie under the stars! We will be showing Disney’s "Inside Out." Bring a blanket and enjoy the show. Movie will begin at dusk.

Downtown Tigard Street Fair
Saturday, September 10 | 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Main Street Tigard
Get a taste of downtown life with vendors, entertainment, and food for all day excitement! Head to the Kid’s Zone to play basketball in a Hot Shots Tournament with Tigard Basketball Association. Street Fair organized by the Tigard Downtown Alliance. Learn more.

Tour of Latin America
Saturday, September 10 | 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Main Street Tigard
Join us downtown for the party — fiesta style. The Downtown Tigard Street Fair will feature the first ever "Tour of Latin America" including Latin food, dance performances, face painting for kids of all ages, dance competitions and so much more! Event organized by the Tigard Latino Volunteer Network.

Tour de Parks
Saturday, September 10 | 10:00 am
Begin/End: Tigard TC Wes Station (off of Main Street and Commercial)

Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition has created this popular, free, family fun bike ride that visits several Tigard parks using low traffic streets and car-free trails. See parts of Tigard you may not have seen before and have fun riding with friends and family. Register online.

Fun Run
Saturday, September 10 | 10:30 am
Run/walk with Tigard Parks & Rec and Tigard Basketball Association. The route starts at City Hall, winds through beautiful trails and ends downtown at the Street Fair! Strollers are welcome; children under 5 years can participate for free! Register and use coupon code FAMILYFEST16 for a 50% discount.  Register Online  |  View Route Map

Tigard Farmers Market
Sunday, September 11 | 9:00 am to 2 pm
Where:  8777 SW Burnham Street (Public Works Parking Lot located at the corner of Hall and Burnham)
Take a trip to the market. The Tigard Area Farmers Market features fun, food, entertainment, locally grown fruit and vegetables, flowers, plants, honey, baked goods and more. Learn more at

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Three Tigard Ballot Measures on Fall Ballot

Four items will appear on the November 2016 Ballot specifically geared towards Tigard voters. Candidates will also run for two seats on the Tigard City Council.

·         Ballot Measure 34-255
Allow City to support extending light rail service to Tigard
·         Ballot Measure No. 34-256
Fuel tax increase for street system improvements, repair, and maintenance
·         Ballot Measure No. 34-257
Impose city tax on marijuana retailer’s sale of marijuana items
·         City Council Vacancies

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Construction update and family events in September

The Walnut Street project closure has been extended through August 27. The contractor is installing the creek culvert and the storm and sanitary sewer pipes (which are 20 feet deep in places).  The extended closure allows more work to be completed before school starts.

More details can be found on all road and construction work in Tigard at:

Three Days of Family Fun

Get ready for three days of Family Fest events on Sept. 9, 10 and 11. There will be an outdoor movie, a fun run, a Tour de Parks local bike ride, the Tigard Downtown Street Fair and a Tour of Latin America event, also in downtown.

Get all of the details online at: