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City of Tigard

Tigard City Council

Upcoming Council Meetings 
All meetings held in Tigard Town Hall,
13125 SW Hall Blvd. (unless otherwise noted)
View Details:  Council Agendas  |  Public Hearings

May 24  Council Study Session @ 6:30 p.m.
Council Business Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.
June 7  Council Business Meeting and
City Center Development Agency (CCDA) @ 6:30 p.m.
June 14  Council Study Session @ 6:30 p.m.
Council Business Meeting and
City Center Development Agency (CCDA) @ 7:30 p.m.
June 21  Council Workshop Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
June 28  Council Study Session @ 6:30 p.m.
Council Business Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.

Minutes, Ordinances, Resolutions and More...

Contact Us

Here's how to communicate with your City Council:

  • In Person: Sign up for Citizen Communication @ Council Business Meetings (2 minutes allowed)
    Anyone wishing to speak on an agenda item should sign on the appropriate sign-up sheet(s) at the meeting. If no sheet is available, ask to be recognized by the Mayor at the beginning of that agenda item. Citizen Communication items are asked to be two minutes or less. Longer matters can be set for a future Agenda by contacting either the Mayor or the City Manager.
  • Email:
    E-mail Mayor John Cook:
    Contact the entire City Council with one, easy e-mail address:
  • Mail: Tigard City Council, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223 
  • Phone: Contact Joanne Bengtson in the Mayor's Office at 503-718-2476
  • Council Meeting Questions? Contact City Recorder Carol Krager at 503-718-2419 or Deputy City Recorder Norma Alley at 503-718-2410 

Meet the Council

John L. Cook, Mayor
Term Expires: 12/31/18
 Mayor John Cook
Mayor Cook is a lifelong Tigard resident. An accountant for almost 30 years, Mayor Cook established his own Tigard CPA and financial planning firm in 1993. He graduated from Oregon State with a BS in Business. Prior to his election, Mayor Cook was Chairman for the Washington County Budget Committee for 18 years, President of the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce, President of the Tigard Jaycees, President of Tigard Little League, Treasurer of Westside Professional Business Associates, and Chairman of the St. Anthony Pastoral Council.

Mayor Cook is an active volunteer in the community.  He has coached youth sports for more than 23 years, served as a Boy Scout leader for the past 15 years (he's an Eagle Scout) and he was the Tigard Chamber's First Citizen recipient in 1999. He and his wife Terri are proud parents to one son and one daughter. His father, John E. Cook, served as Tigard's Mayor from 1984 to 1986.

Jason Snider, Council President
Term Expires: 12/31/16
Jason Snider
Councilor Snider moved to Tigard in 1999 and began his full-time career as clinical manager at American Medical Response from 1999 to 2003. In 2003 to the present, he has been employed in a number of management roles at Kaiser Permanente Northwest and is currently the administrator of the Regional Gastroenterology Department. Councilor Snider began public service early in life, working as an Emergency Medical Technician his senior year of high school and served two years on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Board during his junior and senior years in high school.

He attended Willamette University in Salem, graduating with a BS in Economics and Biology. He received an MS in Evaluative Clinical Sciences in 1999 from Dartmouth Medical School. Councilor Snider volunteered as a Tigard Reserve Police Officer from 2001 to 2004 and was a member and Chair of the City of Tigard Budget Committee from May 2005 until December 2009.
John Goodhouse, Councilor
Term Expires: 12/31/18
John Goodhouse

Councilor Goodhouse is an independent insurance agent and local business owner who has been a resident of Tigard since 1974. He’s married to Rebecca and proud father to three children. He  received his bachelor's degree in management, communications and leadership from Concordia University.

His volunteer service to the Tigard community includes past membership on the Tigard Planning Commission, the Tigard Chamber of Commerce Government & Public Policy committee, a position on the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Government Affairs Council chair, service as past president of Men’s Auxiliary VFW Post 3452 and youth support as a Cub Scout leader, sports coach, classroom volunteer and Friends of Tigard Football.

Marland Henderson, Councilor
Term Expires: 12/31/16
Marland Henderson
Councilor Henderson is the owner of Marland Henderson Construction, founded in 1991 and specializing in light commercial/residential handicap general contracting. Councilor Henderson is a member and past chair of the Washington County Behavioral Health Council. His strong commitment to serving his community includes positions with the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Advisory Board, Oregon National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and Oregon Partners in Crises, a coalition of criminal justice and mental health professionals who jointly advocate for solutions to issues faced by people with mental illness. In addition, Councilor Henderson serves as a member of the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tigard Downtown Task Force and the Tigard Central Business District Association. He graduated from the Tigard Citizen Police Academy in 1991 and was the Tigard First Citizen in 2001.

Councilor Henderson graduated from Parkrose High School and attended the University of Oregon. He and his wife Marilyn are the parents of three boys, four girls and the proud grandparents of one boy and eight girls. His interests include community development, outdoor recreation, family, friends, and church.
Marc Woodard, Councilor
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Mark Woodard
Councilor Woodard, a longtime resident and 1978 Tigard High School graduate, has been involved in community functions, organizations and family-owned liquor store business for many years. He graduated from Portland State University with a BS in Exercise Science. He received his MBA in 2002 from National University, CA. In a military career spanning 21 years, he served in the Air Force as a non-commissioned officer in charge. Then graduated Class 36 Oregon Military Academy, Monmouth, OR and was commissioned in the US Army as a Medical Service Corps officer until 2003, CPT, ARNG Retired.

Occupation: Business Consultant and Online site author and founder of Mirror Athlete Corporation's health and fitness business. Councilor Woodard's civilian careers included Corporate Fire Life Safety Manager, Building Services Maintenance Operations Supervisor, USAFR Recreation Director, Fitness Manager and Fitness Consultant. He and wife Elizabeth have two daughters.

Mayor's Corner

Council Meeting Live/Replay Schedule

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Previous Tigard City Council Meetings can be viewed online on TVCTV.
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Broadcast online the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Live Coverage of City Council Business Meetings on Channel 28
Cablecast on Tualatin Valley Community TV the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Business Meetings: Playback Schedule - Channel 28
(effective 3/3/14)
  • Every Friday at 10 p.m.
  • Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
  • Every Monday at 6 a.m.
  • Every Sunday at 11 a.m.
Workshop Meetings: Playback Schedule - Channel 28
(effective 3/3/14)
  • Every Friday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Every Thursday at noon
  • Every Monday at 1 p.m.
  • Every Sunday at midnight
For questions about programming, contact TVCTV Programming at 503-629-8534.

Council Goals

Tigard City Council Goals 
(updated Feb. 2016)
» View the Tigard City Council Goals and Milestones for 2015-17

If you have any questions regarding City Council, please contact City Recorder Carol Krager at 503-718-2419.

About the Council

Form of Government
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.

The Mayor
Tigard's Mayor is elected at a general state election for a four-year period. The Mayor may not serve more than eight consecutive years as Mayor or on Council for more than twelve consecutive years.

  • Serves as Chairman of Council and presides over its deliberations. He/she has a vote on all questions brought before the Council.
  • Shall appoint the committees provided by the rules of Council.
  • Shall sign all approved records of proceedings of the Council and counter-sign all orders on the treasury.
  • Shall have no veto power and shall authenticate by signature all ordinances passed by the Council after being enacted.
  • Is recognized as a community leader and serves as the official head of the city for ceremonial purposes.

The Council President
The Councilor in this position presides over the Council in the Mayor's absence and may perform other functions of the Mayor at those times.

The Council
Except as stipulated otherwise in the City Charter, all powers of the city shall be vested in the Council.

  • There are four Council positions; Councilors are elected from the city at large.
  • Two Councilors are elected at each biennial general state election for a four-year term. No Councilor may serve more than eight consecutive years. (Exception: Limitation does not apply to filling of unexpired term.)
  • The Council exercises all discretionary powers of the city, both legislative and executive, and has complete control over the City Administration; exercising this control through the City Administrator.
  • The Council adopts city laws and changes them as needed.
  • The Council determines city policies and sets standards.
  • Determines recommendations as to what city taxes should be levied.


Mayor's State of the City

If I Were Mayor... 
mayor contest

Mayor Cook has selected Tigard’s winners in the 2016 If I Were Mayor contest

  Fireside Chat 
Fireside Chat with the Mayor
•  Next Chat:   
  Thursday, June 2, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Symposium Coffee
12345 SW Main Street, Tigard   
I invite Tigard residents to join me once a month for open discussion regarding Tigard. Bring your concerns and/or ideas regarding our city or simply stop in and say hello. I am looking forward to meeting with you. 

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