Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tigard's biennial survey is here!

The City of Tigard is conducting its biennial community attitudes survey - an important way for us to gather feedback from residents and learn about what matters to you, your family and your neighbors. Go here to take the survey   The survey will close on December 3.

We are conducting this online survey in conjunction with a telephone survey of the community. All results will be shared with the Tigard City Council and city officials and then be available on the city’s website.  The survey will be anonymous and should take about five to 10 minutes. We encourage you to share the link with your friends and neighbors who live in Tigard.

Thanks!  We look forward to your responses.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

County Seeks Your input

County Seeks Your Ideas to Improve Community Involvement
Washington County has initiated a planning process to transfer the programmatic support for Washington County's community involvement program away from OSU Extension, the County's contracted service provider for Citizen Participation Organizations (CPOs) and the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI). This effort began in the fall of 2014 after OSU Extension announced that it had re-evaluated its institutional strengths and role in this County program and would not continue to administer the program in the future. 

To facilitate the transition, a Transition Planning Team is exploring a broad range of public participation models and strategies. They are seeking public input through a short online survey you can take here: online survey

The Planning Team is charged with developing several options for the Board of County Commissioners to consider so that a transition can be implemented in early 2016.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Water system testing begins

Project work on the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership in Tigard continues, as crews finish work on the Bonita Pump Station and the testing of new equipment begins.

Tigard’s Water Division will begin testing the new connection with the Clackamas River water source in mid-November 2015. System tests will continue through spring 2016. The city currently receives its drinking water from the City of Portland.

Any customer who notices changes in the quality of their tap water is encouraged to contact the Tigard Public Works Department at 503-718-2591. Such changes are generally temporary and could occur during the switchover period.

Customers can learn more about the city’s water system on the city’s web site at For additional information on the partnership, visit its website at and the city’s partnership web page at

Construction is now almost complete on five new facilities, including the Bonita Pump Station.
Tigard’s new water system will draw from the Clackamas River, one of Oregon’s high quality drinking water sources. Federal and state environmental regulations protect the river, its endangered fish species and other natural resources. The new water system will be up and fully running, delivering water to all Tigard customers, by summer 2016

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Leaf Disposal Events at Cook Park

Leaf Disposal and Food Drive: Fall 2015
Have falling autumn leaves taken over your lawn and sidewalk? Then mark your calendar for the free Leaf Disposal and Food Drive.
Leaf Disposal Dates for 2015

To help citizens properly dispose of residential leaves, the City of Tigard is sponsoring four leaf drop-off events at Cook Park (located at the end of 92nd Avenue off Durham Road, near the Tigard High School):
* Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Saturday, December 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Saturday, December 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In conjunction with the leaf drop-off we will be collecting non-perishable food items for Tigard’s St. Vincent de Paul food distribution facility.

·        Leaves only... no yard debris.
·        Leaves can be loose or bagged; plastic bags will be accepted, but paper bags are preferred.
·        A donation of two non-perishable food items will be greatly appreciated.


Drop boxes for leaf disposal event generously provided by Pride Disposal. For more event information, contact Wastewater Operations Supervisor Theresa Reynolds at 503-718-2704 or

Monday, November 2, 2015

Tigard High School Music Events

Support the Tigard High School Band students by participating in these events:

·       Night of the Livin' Blues, Hot Jazz, Cool Blues, New Tunes& Sweet Bites
            Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m., Tigard High School Cafeteria
            Proceeds benefit the Jazz & Guitar Programs at THS.  

·       Holiday Craft Fair
            Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tigard High
          Proceeds benefit the band and marching band.

Questions? Contact Parent Booster Carolyn Dennis at

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tigard is on tonight's Oregon Field Guide!

Tigard’s Surface Water Quality staffer Carla Staedter said the city is featured in a story about Urban Beavers on OPB’s Oregon Field Guide tonight - Thursday, October 22 at 8:30 p.m. 

OPB interviewed Tigard staff and the neighbors to see how the city deals with this industrious creature.  Vince Patton, the OFG Producer said it will repeat the following Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on channel 10 or after the story airs, it will be viewable on the OPB website:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Crosswalks and When to Stop for Peds...

Image by Peter Gibson
With an increasing number of pedestrians on our roads (yeah!) the city filmed a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about crosswalks called “Every intersection is a crosswalk”.
Here’s a link to the PSA that’s playing on kiosks in Washington Square, Bridgeport Village and on public television.