Message from the Mayor
September is my favorite month of the year. The weather has cooled down a little, the rain usually doesn’t affect us
too much, the kids go back to school and high school and college football seasons get underway.
Every Friday night and most Saturdays you can find me on a field watching the teams play. Tigard has three high school
boundaries in our city limits; Tigard, Tualatin and Southridge. Get out and support your local team in football,
volleyball, soccer or cross country. They do appreciate it!
It is also our birthday month as the City of Tigard was founded on September 11, 1961. Happy 53rd birthday Tigard!
My next “Fireside Chat with the Mayor” is Thursday, September 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Symposium Coffee, 12345
SW Main St. I will have a special guest, Andy Duyck, the Washington County Chair. I’ll be there to answer your
normal comments and questions and Andy will be able to discuss countywide issues such as vehicle
registration fees or gain share.
My September quote of the month is by Mother Teresa, “Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their
echoes are truly endless.”
John L. Cook, Mayor
"Fireside Chat with the Mayor"
• Thursday, September 4
• 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.