Message from the Mayor
2014 “If I Were Mayor, I Would…” Contest Opens|
Mayor Cook and the Oregon
Mayors Association (OMA) invite Tigard
students grades 4–12 (including homeschooled
students) to participate in the
annual “If I Were Mayor, I Would...”
Oregon mayors are elected by the
voters in their city and they each have
unique interests and backgrounds. Get
creative! How would you serve the city if
you were the mayor of Tigard?
All entries must be received by
5 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2014.
Mayor Cook will select one winner in each contest category:
Poster (Elementary grades 4–5)
Essay (Middle School grades 6-8)
Video/PowerPoint (High School grades 9-12)
1. The local winner in each category
will be awarded a $50 VISA gift card
and recognition at the May 27, 2014
televised City Council meeting.
2. Each Tigard winner will be
entered into the OMA statewide contest
for a chance to win one of three iPad
Air tablets! Statewide winners and their
mayor will be notified in mid-June.
Entry forms may be picked up at Tigard
City Hall or downloaded here. If you have questions contact
Joanne at 503-718-2476.
Each of Tigard’s registered voters
was mailed a ballot regarding a proposed
charter amendment for Tigard. I ask each
of you to read all the facts on the issue, but more
importantly, I urge all of you to VOTE.
Whether you feel that voting is a right, a
privilege, or a responsibility, all I ask is that
you be an informed and engaged voter on
Have you ever thought that your
family or friends should have won that
award? Now is your chance to nominate
them for it. Tigard’s annual award
nominations for “First Citizen,” “From
the Heart” and “Youth Volunteer” are
out and due back in by March 17. These are for all
citizens of Tigard, not just Chamber of
I’m sorry the February “Fireside
Chat with the Mayor” was snowed out,
but you’ll have another opportunity to join
me on Thursday, March 6 at Symposium
Coffee, 12345 SW Main St., Tigard. The
March Fireside Chat begins at 6:30 p.m.
My March quote is from American
football coach Jimmy Johnson, “Do you
want to be safe and good, or do you want to take
a chance and be great?”
John L. Cook, Mayor
Fireside Chat with the Mayor
• Thursday, March 6
• 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.