City of Tigard

Awards and Accolades

Vets receive recognition at City Hall

Employee Veterans Recognized for Their Service
During the week of Nov. 11, veterans currently working for the City of Tigard will be proudly recognized in a poster put on public display inside our city buildings.

Many thanks to Doreen Laughlin of the Community Development Department for this annual tradition, now more than a decade old.

“I’m the mom of a U.S. Navy veteran, daughter of a WWII U.S. Army veteran and an American with a deep appreciation for all who have served our great country,” said Laughlin. “The list of names changes each year as employees come and go, but the sentiment is steady—the City of Tigard thanks all who have served, and specifically recognizes an average of 40 veterans each year from all city departments.”

Laughlin’s personal efforts to thank her veteran coworkers has grown from a personal message shared at her workspace to the formal recognition now endorsed by the city, Mayor Cook and City Manager Marty Wine.

The Veterans Day poster will be on display throughout the week preceding Veteran’s Day, from Nov. 5-12.

Tigard Employees and Local Nonprofit Help to Supply Students

Donated school suppliesFor more than 600 Tigard-Tualatin School District (TTSD) families, the annual back-to-school shopping tradition challenges already-stretched household budgets.

Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) understands these burdens for families struggling to pay for basic expenses and is working with partners to help.

For the last several years, City of Tigard employees have participated in CPAH’s annual back-to-school supply drive. This year, Tigard employees donated boxes full of backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks, scissors and crayons.

School supply donationsCity employee donations, with the contributions from generous businesses and community groups, will help to equip TTSD students with school supplies to start the year right.

For those still looking to help, CPAH seeks volunteers for afterschool programs. To volunteer, donate or get more information about CPAH, visit:

Thank You Tigard!
Thank you, residents and businesses of Tigard, for letting us know how we are doing. Always feel free to tell us what you think on Facebook or tweet your thoughts to @TigardOR.

Our residents endured the snowy challenges with grace and good humor.

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