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Boards, committees and commissions are advisory to the City Council and assist Council in forming policy and making law.

Audit Committee

PURPOSE: 
This committee is responsible for managing the audit contract with the city’s outside audit firm and overseeing the city’s internal control management.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
There are approximately three meetings throughout the year.
    

Budget Committee

PURPOSE:  
The Budget Committee reviews the proposed budget from the City Manager with citizen committee members.

UPCOMING BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
February 21 - 2nd quarter Budget Committee Meeting with City Council
April 19 - Budget Committee Meeting
April 24 - Budget Committee Meeting
May 1 - Budget Committee Meeting (if needed)
May 8 - Budget Committee Meeting (if needed)
Details for the 2017 meetings

STAFF LIAISON:
Toby LaFrance | 503-718-2406 | toby@tigard-or.gov 

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Budget Committee consists of members of the City Council, including the Mayor and an equal number of appointed members, who must be qualified voters of the city and are not employees, officers or agents of the city. The members have staggered, three year terms.

The committee is responsible for deliberating on the proposed budget submitted by the city manager and for sending the approved budget to the City Council for adoption.  The committee also approves tax levies.

There are approximately six meetings throughout the year, with the majority of those being in late April/May.  The committee schedules meetings for 2–4 consecutive Monday evenings to review and hear discussion on the proposed budget for the next fiscal year. All meetings are advertised and open to the public.
 

City Center Advisory Commission (CCAC)

PURPOSE: 
The purpose of the City Center Advisory Commission (CCAC) is to make recommendations on urban renewal policy, budget and implementation to improve Tigard's downtown area.

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes

BYLAWS:
Download the CCAC Bylaws
 
STAFF LIAISON: 
Sean Farrelly, Redevelopment Project Manager | 503-718-2420 | sean@tigard-or.gov
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
The commission generally meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public.

2017 Goals
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2016 Annual Report
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Commission Overview
The commission consists of nine members who are residents of Tigard or own a business or property within the Urban Renewal District. They are appointed by the City Council for 3 year terms. Two alternate members are also appointed for 1 year terms.
 

The commission currently consists of the following members: Chair Carine Arendes, Vice Chair Kate Rogers, Cameron Anderly, Joyce Casey, Josh Kearney, Tim Myshak, Gloria Pinzon Marin, Richard Shavey, and ex officio Sara Villanueva.
  
The City Center Advisory Commission was established under Tigard Municipal Code 2.64.060. Under its bylaws the duties of the CCAC are:

  • Making recommendations on policy, budget, and implementation of urban renewal projects identified within the Urban Renewal Plan and/or the annually adopted Downtown Implementation Strategy and Work Program to the City Center Development Agency (CCDA) for consideration, deliberation and action.
  • Making an annual report to the CCDA including a summary of key activities and proceedings and any specific suggestions or recommendations which the CCAC believes would assist its mission or the overall goals for the downtown.
  • Making recommendations to the CCDA for amendments to the plan.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the CCDA.
Contact Information
Please contact the City Center Advisory Commission to submit your questions or share your ideas on revitalizing Downtown Tigard. Contact the commission by email at CCAC@tigard-or.gov.
     

City Center Development Agency (CCDA)

PURPOSE:CCDA logo
The City Center Development Agency (CCDA) is charged with the revitalization of downtown and implementation of the Urban Renewal Plan, which was approved by voters in May of 2006.
 
The source of funding comes from tax increment financing. When the CCDA was established, the assessed value of the district was frozen. Property taxes collected on any growth in assessed value over and above the frozen base (the increment) can be invested by the CCDA on urban renewal projects to foster economic development in the downtown.

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes

STAFF LIAISON:    
Sean Farrelly | 503-718-2420 | sean@tigard-or.gov
 
MEMBERS:
The Tigard City Council serves as the Board of the CCDA.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:

In 2015 the CCDA Board will meet the first Tuesday in February, April, June, September, November and December. The CCDA Board will occasionally meet on Council meeting nights as needed.  
  
MEETING LOCATIONS: 
Red Rock Creek Conference Room: 13125 SW Hall Blvd.
Tigard Town Hall:  13125 SW Hall Blvd.
 
VIDEO UPDATE:
Downtown Public Spaces: A presentation by Michele Reeves (5/6/14)
 
OTHER RELATED REFERENCE LINKS:
CCDA Budget  |  CCDA Annual Financial Report
Urban Renewal Plan

 

Committee for Community Engagement (CCE)

PURPOSE: 

Although Tigard residents view some issues from a citywide perspective, more often than not, issues that affect citizens on a day-to-day basis are unique to their neighborhood. The Committee for Community Engagement (CCE) oversees the Neighborhood Network Program which aims to involve citizens as partners in addressing neighborhood issues and strengthen connections between neighbors and the city.

BYLAWS:
Download the CCE Bylaws

STAFF LIAISON: 

Rudy Owens | 503-718-2758 | rudy@tigard-or.gov 

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes
 
GENERAL MEETING INFORMATION:

The CCE generally meets every other month from 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. in the Red Rock Creek Conference Room in City Hall (13125 SW Hall Blvd), whose entrance is between Town Hall and the Permit Center. Stop by and join the conversation.
 
      

City Council

ABOUT:
Tigard operates under the Mayor/Council form of government which utilizes a city manager to act as the administrative head of the government of the city. The chief characteristic of this form is that the Council appoints a qualified person as City Manager or Administrator to take charge of the daily supervision of the City affairs. The Manager serves at the pleasure of the Council.

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas

MEET THE COUNCIL:
Contact the City Council

Intergovernmental Water Board (IWB)

PURPOSE:
The purpose of the Intergovernmental Water Board (IWB) is to make recommendations to the Tigard City Council on water issues and to carry out other responsibilities set forth in the agreement. The IWB consists of five members and was established through an intergovernmental agreement between the cities of Tigard, Durham, and King City and the Tigard Water District. Each jurisdiction is represented by a member and one member is appointed at large.

STAFF LIAISON:
John Goodrich | 503-718-2609 | johng@tigard-or.gov

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The IWB generally meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month.

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes

MEETING LOCATION:
Tigard Public Works Building, 8777 SW Burnham, Tigard
 

Library Board

PURPOSE:
The Tigard Library Board is responsible for communicating with the city manager and City Council about library policies, budget, facilities and other needs of the community to provide quality library service. The function of the board is established under Tigard Municipal Code 2.36.030.
 
STAFF LIAISON:  
Margaret Barnes | 503-718-2501 | margaret@tigard-or.gov

MEETING MATERIALS:
Library Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Tigard Library Board typically meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the 2nd Floor Library Conference Room.  These meetings are open to the public.

The Tigard Library Board consists of seven citizen members and two alternates appointed by the City Council for four year terms. Of the seven members, at least six shall reside within the Tigard city limits and one may reside outside the city.  The alternates do not vote.  

CURRENT LIBRARY BOARD MEMBERS:
Regular Members: Joseph Callahan, Scott Hancock, Katie Harris, Michelle Taylor, Jan Thenell, Roarke Van Brunt Alternates: Becky Gauthier, Mark Loomis
      

Park and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB)

PURPOSE: 
To advise and advocate for park and recreation opportunities for a growing Tigard. 

BYLAWS: 
Download the PRAB Bylaws

STAFF LIAISON: 
Steve Martin | 503-718-2583 | steve@tigard-or.gov
 

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The board meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. These meetings are open to the public. 

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes

Park System Master Plan Update: 2009-2019 
The City of Tigard has updated the community's Park System Master Plan 

Park and Recreation Advisory Board Goals - 2017 (no prioritization intended) 

  • Participate in budget committee meetings and advocate for the needs of parks and recreation in the annual budget process.
  • Guide and support expansion of the citywide recreation program.
  • Finalize the bond measure allocation of remaining funds.
  • Engage other community and city organizations to drive park development, park stewardship and recreation.
  • Maintain Park and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) transparency and public communications.
  • Explore alternative recreation programs and engage advocacy groups.
  • Support the city’s walkability vision.
Board Overview
The Park and Recreation Advisory Board was created on April 22, 2003, by a unanimous vote of the City Council. 

The board consists of seven citizen members appointed by the City Council for four year terms. The council also appoints alternate board members. There are also two ex-officio members: one from the Tigard-Tualatin School Board, and the other from the Tigard Planning Commission. 

The board consists of the following members: Claudia Ciobanu, Linda Shaw (Vice Chair), Scott Winkels, Troy Mears, David Brown, Holly Polivka, Wayne Gross (Chair), Barry Albertson (Tigard-Tualatin School District representative), Tom Anderson (Council Liaison), Tim Pepper (alternate), Sara Darland (alternate). 

The board has responsibility to advise the public works director and City Council regarding park and recreation policies, budget, facilities, programs and other needs of the community to provide quality park and recreation services. The function of the Park and Recreation Advisory Board is established under Tigard Municipal Code 2.12.010–2.12.070.

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Subcommittee

STAFF LIAISON:  Mike McCarthy | 503-718-2462 | mikem@tigard-or.gov
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
The group typically meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Red Rock Creek Conference Room at City Hall (13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard). Meetings are open to the public. As some meetings get cancelled, it is best to call 503-718-2462 or e-mail mikem@tigard-or.gov before attending.

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes

Subcommittee’s current tasks include:
  • Identifying and prioritizing projects to address gaps and key connections in the city's pedestrian and bicycle transportation system.
  • Providing input on project design and planning issues related to walking and cycling.
  • Helping city staff understand the needs of walkers and cyclists who travel in and around Tigard.
  • View the subcommittee's policies and protocols.

Planning Commission

PURPOSE: 
The Tigard Planning Commission plays an integral role in the growth issues of the city. The commission’s responsibilities include assisting the City Council to develop, maintain, update and implement the city Comprehensive Plan, to formulate the city Capital Improvements Program, and to review and take action on development projects and development code provisions delegated to the commission. 

MEETING MATERIALS:
» Monthly meeting agendas
» Previous packets and minutes
 
BYLAWS: 
Download the Planning Commission Bylaws

STAFF LIAISON:
Tom McGuire | 503-718-2490 | tomm@tigard-or.gov

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The City of Tigard Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council for four year terms. The commission, through Chapter 2.08 of the Tigard Municipal Code, was established by laws and rules of procedure. It usually meets on the first and third Mondays of each month in the Town Hall (13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard).
 
MEET THE COMMISSIONERS:
Calista Fitzgerald
Calista Fitzgerald, President
Term Expires: 12/31/19
Brian Feeney
Brian Feeney, Vice President 
Term Expires: 12/31/20

donald schmidt 
Don Schmidt
Term Expires: 12/31/19

Commissioner Hu
Yi-Kang Hu

Term Expires: 12/31/18
Commissioner McDowell 
Brian McDowell
Term Expires: 12/31/17

Commissioner Lieuallen
Bret Lieuallen
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Aaron Fahr
Aaron Fahr

Term Expires:
12/31/20
Chris Middaugh
Chris Middaugh
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Nathan Jackson
Nathan Jackson
Term Expires:
12/31/18
T. Mooney 
Tom Mooney, Alternate
Term Expires: 12/31/17
    

Transportation Advisory Committee

PURPOSE:
The Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC) was created to act as an advisory body to the Tigard City Council and staff and to provide a venue for citizen involvement opportunities in transportation matters and increase community awareness of transportation issues that affect the City of Tigard.

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes
 
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STAFF LIAISONS:
Mike McCarthy | 503-718-2462 | mikem@tigard-or.gov
Buff Brown | 503-718-2557 | buffb@tigard-or.gov
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
The TTAC typically meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public.
 

Youth Advisory Council

PURPOSE:

A student volunteer group whose mission is to empower, improve, and connect the lives of Tigard youth. Students participating in this group will be involved in the community, helping the youth in Tigard.

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes

TYAC BYLAWS:
Download

OFFICERS:
Adam LaFountain, President
Zahra Hashmat, Vice-President
Danny Shimanovsky, Technology
Marquesa Calderon, Secretary    

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
Caleigh Smith, Tigard High School
Emily Webster, Tigard High School
Erika Bahena, Tigard High School
Gabriel Taylor, Twality Middle School
Grant Carufel, Tigard High School
Hannah Alzgal, Tigard High School
Juliette Tisseur, Tigard High School
Laurette Scott, Tigard High School
Sarah Oh, Westside Christian Academy
Skyler Gambill, Tigard High School
Tyler Nickla, Tigard High School

MEETING TIME:
Youth Advisory Council meets each 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Permit Center (13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard).

APPLICATION:
Download the memberhip application form

COMMUNITY YOUTH OF THE MONTH:
See the award winners

STAFF LIAISON:
Kent Wyatt | 503-718-2809 | kentw@tigard-or.gov 

COUNCIL LIAISON:
Councilor John Goodhouse

GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

  • Through empowerment young people know they are valued by the adults in their community.
  • Through involvement, young people serve useful roles in their school, family and community.
  • Through volunteering, young people provide service to others in the community.
  • Through respect, young people feel safe in their community. 
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