Welcome to your one-stop shopping for the latest news and events from the City of Tigard. This page will be updated each Monday.
Last Seven Days
- We’re getting closer to Election Day which means we’ve received a number of questions about political signs. In ‘Why Wednesday’, we highlighted the city’s role in patrolling for illegal signs and how you can submit a complaint about a sign.
- Also on the election front, a community member called city hall last week to ask whether the city is hosting a candidate’s forum. We are not but the candidates are featured in this video series. Also, the Voter’s Pamphlet has been mailed and features details on the candidates.
- Water pipes are keeping utility crews busy around the city. If you notice a problem with a water pipe, or any other public works issue, let us know by submitting a work request. If it is an urgent issue, please call 503-718-2591, Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For issues that happen after-hours, call 503-639-1554.
- Volunteer Service Award goes to Friends of Bull Mountain Park. “Their persistence, dedication and sweat equity is why the park exists today,” says Martin McKnight, “It is a neighborhood park, built by the neighborhood.”
- How did the Tigard Police spend Friday night? Their Facebook page provided insight into a few of the calls for service. “Overnight on Friday, a steady stream of calls kept Tigard officers busy. Police were responding to disturbances, domestic incidents, reports of DUII, alcohol related fights and medical emergencies. The steady pace was preempted about 3:00 a.m. when officers quickly converged to a reported burglary at the Dutch Bros.”
- We walked and rolled to school last Wednesday. Turnout was high among Tigard area schools.
Next Seven Days
- As we learned in the Mayor’s Corner, October is the month to get outside. Our monthly community walk, Tigard Walks! is the marquee event this week. Meet new people and explore a different part of Tigard by joining the community this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Summerfield Clubhouse.
- It’s the little things in life. We have made it easier to apply for boards and committees with a new online application. Use the new application to apply for openings on the Affordable Housing Task Force (Apply by 10/31), Audit Committee (Apply by 11/1), and Budget Committee (Apply by 11/1).
- Pop music and weather are the featured topics at the Library. On Thursday, pop music historian Jim Pritchard will discuss pop music from 1945-1954. And then on Saturday, NOVA presents evidence behind the growing consensus among scientists that Earth’s climate is changing.
- Get an early start to Halloween by joining the Tualatin Valley Community Band TVCB for a free concert. The TVCB will share songs of the season, some spooky and some sweet. We encourage costumes at this family-friendly event! The band is composed of volunteer musicians who have played musical instruments in high school, college and with other groups.
Growing the Business Community: Natural Grocers opens this Wednesday at 13115 SW Pacific Highway. Natural Grocers is a grocery store providing organic produce, dietary vitamins and supplements, body care and free nutrition education.
In the Tigard Triangle, site work has started for a new five-story mixed-use building on 72nd Ave between Baylor and Clinton Streets. A new drive-thru Starbucks is coming to Tigard Towne Square (at the intersection of Highway 99W and Durham Road).
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: The Tigard Public Library is seeking a supervisor to lead the talented Adult Services team! We are looking for someone with strong organizational and management skills, a commitment to excellent external and internal customer service, and the ability to promote collaboration throughout the Library and City.
In the News: Mayor Cook shared with 25 News in Michigan how Tigard is ensuring safe drinking water for all residents. "When it happened here, it made us think about testing our city,” Mayor Cook said. “So we went to not only the city buildings, but went to the drinking fountains in the parks and found out people don't understand. People think the water is lead contained, but it's not. It's the fixture."
On the Radar: Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead: On October 28, celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Decorate papier-mâché skulls, create tissue paper marigolds and enjoy pan dulce!
What Did We Miss?
Send an email to Kent Wyatt, Interim Communications Manager, if you have questions that you want addressed or items of interest for the Tigard community.