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:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

State Rep. Margaret Doherty hosts Constituent Coffee on Saturday

Reminder for My Constituent Coffee on Saturday! 


I just wanted to remind you about my upcoming constituent coffee this Saturday, March 28th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. I will be hosting it at Symposium Coffee, located on 12345 SW Main St., Tigard, OR 97223. 

I will give you a brief update about what's going on in Salem and take your questions and comments. It will be a casual environment to discuss the legislative session.
Please feel free to stop by and chat in an informal setting - no need to RSVP, just drop in.  I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Applications being accepted for Tigard Citizens Police Academy

It Only Happens Once a Year!
Now Recruiting for the Spring, 2015 Session

Learn about your police department from Tigard’s finest! The Tigard Citizens Police Academy is offered each spring to interested citizens who desire to learn first-hand how their police department operates. The nine-week program is conducted on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 7–9:30 p.m. at Tigard City Hall (13125 SW Hall Blvd.). The first session begins April 1 and concludes May 27.

The purpose of the academy is to create better understanding and communication between citizens and police through education. Everyone benefits when the community knows and understands the limitations and abilities of police. Better understanding of the community’s role only furthers the efforts to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

Won’t you consider joining us? The academy subject matter covers a wide range of law enforcement topics such as investigations, patrol functions, traffic- related matters, community policing, gangs, narcotics investigations, use of force and firearms. To date, over 500 community members have participated in this popular program since it began in 1995.

If you’re interested and able to commit to attending most, if not all of the sessions, you are encouraged to apply. A criminal history background check is conducted to determine eligibility. Due to the popularity of the program, we encourage applying early as the class will fill-enrollment is limited to 25 participants.  


Beat Litter: Pitch in with Pride!

This was written and submitted by Tigard Resident Elizabeth O. from the Derry Dell neighborhood…

A litter-free city shows civic pride, improves quality of life, and reduces blight and crime. Unfortunately, litter is on the increase in Tigard and throughout Oregon, a state that traditionally prides itself on being “Green and Pristine.”

We try to help by picking up litter wherever we walk or hike. Recycled plastic grocery bags, gloves, sturdy shoes, and a litter “nabber” tool make the job safer, easier, and more fun (available at many hardware stores). Occasional honks, waves, and words of appreciation from others who see our efforts are highly motivating, as is knowing that we’ve created a clean path for others to enjoy.

Everyone can do a few easy things every day to keep the lid on litter:
  • Properly dispose of your own litter.
  • Check for litter around your residence, business, and the street nearby. Place the litter in your trash.
  • Carry plastic bags wherever you walk or hike. Pick up litter, place it in the bags, and discard the bags in your own trash or a public receptacle.
  • For Tigard: Contact Public Works or Joanne Bengtson if you see items on public right-of-ways that are too large to carry or dispose of safely or areas with chronic litter problems. Please provide the location (address or cross-streets) of the problem.
  •  Organize a neighborhood clean-up. Contact Joanne Bengtson for help with trash picker-upper wands, big trash bags, safety signs, and vests for your event.
We hope individuals, families, schools, businesses, and neighborhood groups will pitch in with pride to keep Tigard and all of Oregon a safe, clean “Place to Call Home.” To borrow a quote from Joanne Bengtson: “One-by-one until it’s done!”

Tigard Public Works: 503-718-2591 | Joanne Bengtson: 503-718-2476 or


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Gone Fishing

Join the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at one of 33 free Family Fishing events throughout the state this spring and summer.

They provide loaner rods and reels, tackle, instruction and freshly stocked fish – everything you need for a fun day!

Find an event near you,

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Police Chief Orr joins Mayor Cook at Fireside Chat

If you are in the neighborhood, please consider stopping-in to Symposium Coffee when the next Fireside Chat with Tigard Mayor John Cook also includes Tigard Police Chief Alan Orr.

The fireside chats have been a regular occurrence for the Mayor. The monthly events provide an informal opportunity for citizens to share opinions, ideas and information along with good coffee. On Thursday March 5, visitors will have an added bonus as Chief Orr will be joining  Mayor Cook. Have you been contemplating a question for the Chief of Police yet haven’t had the opportunity to share?  Here’s your chance. Please mark your calendar.

Symposium Coffee is located in downtown Tigard at 12345 SW Main St. The chat begins at 6:30 pm and continues until 8:30 pm.

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