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This Week in Tigard

Welcome to your one-stop shopping for the latest news and events from the City of Tigard. This page will be updated each Monday.

The Last Seven Days
We start by thanking you. Over 20 National Night Out parties were hosted in neighborhoods throughout Tigard. One of the biggest was in River Terrace. The Tigard Police Department compiled the best pictures from the evening.

National Night Out 2018: River-Terrace

  • Our summer has been full of paving and slurry seal. It can be hard to see the benefit of some projects when they are ongoing. But now, a few of the projects are wrapping up and we think you will enjoy the lasting benefits.
    1. Paving work is complete on 74th Avenue, Tiedeman Avenue, and Greenburg Road. Pavement markings are complete on Greenburg Road, including new bike lanes on Greenburg from Hwy 217 to Tiedeman Avenue, and widening the bike lanes from Tiedeman Avenue to Hwy 99W.
    2. Bull Mountain Road is paved and signal arms installed at Bull Mountain Road and Roy Rogers Road. We're on track to open the road and signals by August 20.
    3. We applied slurry seal to more than 13 miles of street.
  • With warm temperatures returning, our ‘Why Wednesday’ feature addressed your question about why should use less water on hot summer days. What topic should we address next? Share your thoughts.
  • We debuted a new online engagement webpage last week. We want to make it easy for you to find all the opportunities to comment on key city projects. Head over to the page now and share your opinion on the proposed Universal Plaza

The Next Seven Days

  • From Bruno Mars to ACDC, the Hit Machine plays your favorite songs in Cook Park on Wednesday night. Admission is free. Food trucks will be onsite or you can bring your own.
  • Throughout Wednesday, we will be celebrating City Hall Selfie Day. Started three years ago by the Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), the day highlights the civic pride of communities nationally and internationally. Participants will be entered in prize drawing. We’re giving out a special prize for the best Tigard #CityHallSelfie. You can participate by:

» Standing in front of your government building.
» Snapping a picture of yourself or a group.
» Sharing the photo on Facebook, Instragram, or Twitter using #CityHallSelfie and #TigardSelfie
City Hall Selfie group photo

  • On Friday night, join us for Wonder Woman at Metzger Elementary. Movies are FREE and start at dusk. Remember to bring blankets, lawn chairs, flashlights and friends! Thank you to our sponsor SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin.
  • The Library will keep you busy the rest of the week with Sing Along with Charlie Hope, Black Panther, and Oregon Military History.
  • Now Open!  Our loyal readers have asked to know about new businesses in Tigard. We will fulfill that request by providing a list of new businesses each month. For August, here are the new businesses in town.
    • Ace Sewing & Vacuum, Retail Goods
    • Body In Balance Wellness Center, Wellness Center
    • Express Employment Professionals, Personnel Services
    • Intricate Laser, Manufacturing
    • Jenni and Tommy's Kids Unplugged Day School, Childcare Services
    • Lumo Station, Business Services
    • Park's World Champion Tae Kwon Do, Sports and Recreation
    • Popculture, Retailer
    • Que'd, Restaurant
    • Shull Behavioral Health, Counseling Services
    • The VR Café, Amusement & Recreation
    • T-Rex Consulting, Consulting Services
    • UEB Builders, General Contractor

If you are interested in opening a business in Tigard, check out these resources.

Working in Tigard
We’re often asked, “what’s it like to work for the city?” Nic Westendorf, a recent Tigard employee, helps answer that question by recounting his experience in Tigard. “The Hamilton State of the City Address is a perfect example of the city’s creativity. Tigard’s Twitter account is another example of humanizing local government through unique communication. As methods of communication change and local government organizations fight to stay relevant turning to your greatest asset, your people, and allowing them to do what they do best can deliver awesome results.”

If this sounds appealing, consider applying for one of our job openings.

You can hear from other employees here.

Thank You for Your Thank Yous
We’re not perfect and we’re the first to admit our mistakes. But, it’s nice to know when you appreciate our offerings.

Social media comment: Movies in the Park

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.

Kent Wyatt
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