Message from the Mayor
In the U.S. alone, more than 13 million kids are bullied each year. One in three children is directly involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim, or both. And many of those who are not directly involved witness others being bullied on a regular basis.
No child is immune—kids of every race, gender, grade and socio-economic sector are impacted. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The city and our police department are working with our school district to change the culture of bullying and create a community known for its safety, caring and respect.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Mayors in all 50 states have committed to drawing attention to bullying prevention initiatives. I hope this campaign will create a call to action that ends bullying and makes our schools a safe place for all learners.
My next “Fireside Chat with the Mayor” is on Thursday, October 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Symposium Coffee, 12345 SW Main Street.
My October quote of the month is by George Washington Carver, “How far you go in life depends on your being tender
with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.”
John L. Cook, Mayor
"Fireside Chat with the Mayor"
• Thursday, October 2
• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
• Symposium Coffee
12345 SW Main St., 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.