Tigard City Council President John Goodhouse Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities’ Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee
(February 27, 2019)
John Goodhouse, City Council President from Tigard, OR has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. The appointment was announced by NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana.
Beers and Board Games Coming to Downtown Tigard
(December 18, 2018)
The ongoing revitalization of downtown Tigard is set to receive a big boost with the opening of Senet Tap House and Versus Board Games, the first combined tap house and retail board game shop in the Portland region. Senet Tap House is slated to open in March 2019 on the second floor of 12553 SW Main Street in downtown Tigard.
Inside Tigard Guide Showcases City’s Indoor Entertainment Businesses
(November 26, 2018)
From archery to skydiving, Tigard is home to an increasing number of indoor entertainment businesses. The City of Tigard has created “Inside Tigard,” a print brochure and interactive online map that showcase Tigard’s diverse collection of these businesses, from archery to skydiving. By rolling out “Inside Tigard” during the rainy season, staff hope to expand visitor options during the wet Pacific Northwest winter, and make Tigard’s indoor entertainment businesses a year-round destination.
Tigard Mayor Receives James C. Richards Award
(October 1, 2018)
The prestigious James C. Richards Memorial Award was presented Friday evening to Tigard Mayor John Cook during the League of Oregon Cities’ 93rd Annual Conference in Eugene. The award is given to elected city officials who serve the citizens of Oregon through an exceptional personal investment in intergovernmental affairs.
Tigard Students Walking & Rolling to School
(October 1, 2018)
For the fifth straight year, the City of Tigard Safe Routes to School program is partnering with Tigard area elementary and middle schools in celebrating International Walk+Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 10. The day celebrates aspirations of the Tigard community, like creating safer more walkable routes to school; building a sense of community or school spirit; and inspiring families to use their feet for the school commute more often.
(September 20, 2018)
Formed in 2012, the Audit Committee ensures transparency in the management of both financial and performance audits and provide critical assistance to the auditors and management. The city is expanding the role of the Audit Committee to include performance audits of city departments. Audits are expected to be completed between now and the end of 2020.
City Recruiting for Openings on Budget Committee
(September 20, 2018)
Preparing the city budget is one of the most important roles ofany municipal government. The budget is how the city pays for essential services from public safety to the library to planning and development. Every spring the Budget Committee proposes a spending blueprint for the fiscal year. The committee is comprised of five city councilors and five citizen members.
Five Tigard Schools Participated in 2018 Walk + Roll Challenge
(July 12, 2018)
Tigard’s Safe Routes to School program challenged all elementary and middle schools to go beyond one-day national bike to school day events and promote active travel to and from schools. Five schools rose to the challenge and selected a four-week period from April 30 through June 14 to encourage active transportation.
Community Preparedness Fair Returns to Cook Park
(July 11, 2018)
Jump start your emergency preparedness on Friday, July 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a free preparedness fair, barbecue and concert in Cook Park.
Fanno Creek Trail Closures Coming to Downtown and Dirksen Nature Park in July
(July 5, 2018)
Two sections of the Fanno Creek Trail, in Fanno Creek Park and in Dirksen Nature Park, will be temporarily closed due to construction activities starting in July.
Tigard’s FY19 Budget Reduces Spending by 9.4 Percent
(June 27, 2018)
The Tigard City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, June 26, to adopt the city’s Fiscal Year 18/19 Budget approved by the Budget Committee. The new $126 million budget contains reductions of over $11 million, which includes $2.5 million in cuts in General Fund operating expenses.
Tigard Celebrates Annual Water Independence Day
(June 13, 2018)
The City of Tigard and Tigard Water Service Area are again celebrating their Water Independence Day. This milestone date commemorates completion of the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Supply Program on June 9, 2016. On Water Independence Day, Tigard proudly made the transition from renter to water supply owner, securing Tigard’s water future.
Tigard Code Update to Add More Housing Options for All Stages of Life
(May 30, 2018)
City staff, working with a Housing Options Task Force appointed by City Council, is currently drafting development code amendments that will provide for a greater diversity of housing options in Tigard. This project is the result of a 2013 Housing Strategies Report, which found that Tigard lacked diversity in its housing options.
Congresswoman Bonamici Visits Tigard to Spotlight Federal Investment in the Hunziker Industrial Core Project
(May 30, 2018)
The City of Tigard is hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Hunziker Industrial Core Access Project on Friday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici will deliver remarks about the Hunziker Project and its expected impact on the Tigard community.
Mayor John L. Cook Announces Retirement
(May 21, 2018)
Mayor John L. Cook, a self-employed CPA and financial advisor, will finish his current term as Tigard mayor on Dec. 31, and then retire from elected office.
Tigard Prepared to Move Forward with Budget Cutbacks Following Levy Vote
Budget Committee Holds Key to Next Steps
(May 15, 2018)
Unofficial election results from the Washington County Elections Office show Measure 34-283, the City of Tigard’s request for an operating and capital levy to fund police, parks and the library, was defeated on the May 15 ballot.
Hundreds of Tigard Students and Parents Take to the Streets on May 9
(May 7, 2018)
Tigard’s Safe Routes to School program, the Tigard-Tualatin School District and hundreds of Tigard school children and parents will celebrate National Bike to School Day on May 9. Young people and their families will be biking, rolling and strolling to all eight Tigard-area elementary and middle schools.
(December 28, 2017)
Are you a member of a registered nonprofit organization providing services to our community? Do you know of a community event in need of funding? Each year, Tigard sets aside a portion of the operating budget to assist agencies whose work aligns with the City Council’s goals and the Strategic Plan.
Council Vote Clears the Way for Tigard Triangle Transformation
(December 18, 2017)
The City Council voted unanimously to rezone most of the land in the Tigard Triangle last week in a move to accelerate pedestrian-friendly development in this underdeveloped area. The rezoning of the nearly 500-acre area will make it easier for property owners to develop their land. It will also transform the Triangle into a district with far more housing and small businesses than are currently there.
Urban Renewal Plan Brings More Improvements to Downtown Tigard
(November 16, 2017)
In 2006, Tigard voters approved the City Center Urban Renewal Plan that started the revitalization effort of downtown Tigard. Halfway through the 20-year implementation of the plan downtown, Tigard has seen notable changes including street and sidewalk improvements, new mixed-use development and new downtown business investment.
Tigard Helps Small Business Startups with New Guide
(November 1, 2017)
The City of Tigard is home to more than 3,000 businesses from nearly every sector, including larger firms with a global reach (Gerber Gear and Stash Tea) and small businesses with a local focus (Koi Fusion and Zuñiga Foods). To make it easier for smaller firms to thrive, the city’s Economic Development Department is launching a new guide and resource webpage for would-be and existing entrepreneurs.
Tigard Wins Award for Creating a Safe Work Environment
(October 5, 2017)
The City of Tigard’s efforts to promote workplace safety were honored last week at the League of Oregon Cities’ annual conference in Portland. Tigard received City County Insurance Services’ (CIS) Silver Safety Award to honor the city’s employee safety record during the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Students in Tigard Taking an Active Route to School
(September 26, 2017)
Eight Tigard-area elementary and middle schools will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk and Bike to School Day on Oct. 4.
Share Your Views at Budget and Brews this Thursday
(August 8, 2017)
Tigard’s Budget and Brews events are designed to connect residents, business owners and others interested in local government with city leaders. The brief sessions, held at local coffee houses and pubs, provide information about city services, service delivery and funding sources—with a focus on the city’s current financial challenge to maintain funding for day-to-day services at current levels.
Zimmerman to Play Key Roles as Assistant City Manager
(July 10, 2017)
The City of Tigard welcomed Eric Zimmerman to its leadership team today. Zimmerman steps in as the new assistant city manager, replacing Liz Newton, who recently retired after serving the city more than three decades.
Council Adopts Tigard’s Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget
(June 15, 2017)
The City Council adopted Tigard’s fiscal year 2017-2018 budget unanimously Tuesday during a public hearing. The approved and balanced budget provides a detailed accounting summary of how the city will provide essential services and meet the community’s needs. It also highlights the City Council’s priorities to make the greatest positive impact in the community.
Moody’s Upgrades Tigard’s Bond Ratings, Showing Confidence in City
(June 12, 2017)
Moody’s Investors Service recently upgraded two of the City of Tigard’s bond ratings, reflecting a positive assessment of the city’s creditworthiness with its bond debt obligations.
Sip, Savor, Stroll at the Taste of Tigard Food Festival
(June 7, 2017)
Tigard’s food and beverage entrepreneurs will gather in downtown Tigard on Saturday, June 17, for the first-ever Taste of Tigard Food Festival. The free event also offers a $15 Tasting Passport for attendees who would like a tasting tour to sample from all 12 vendors and get discounts on food purchases.
Library Café Set to Close on June 10
(June 7, 2017)
At the June 6 meeting of Tigard’s City Council, the tenants of the Literary Feast Café, located in the lobby of the Tigard Public Library, notified the city that they will not be signing a new lease and will be closing on Saturday, June 10.
Auto-Pedestrian Fatality Under Investigation
(May 21, 2017)
On the evening of May 21, 2017, a 9-1-1 call sent Tigard Police to an auto-pedestrian crash. The incident occurred at approximately 10:25 p.m. in the 12900 block of SW Pacific Highway in Tigard. The victim, Norma Alicia Mendoza of Gresham, was struck by a northbound vehicle while attempting to cross Pacific Highway near Frewing St.
Water Tests Confirm Improvements in Water Quality, Lower Lead Levels
(May 11, 2017)
The City of Tigard recently completed a second round of required federal tests for concentrations of lead in drinking water, and is celebrating improved water quality as part of National Drinking Water Week. Tests showed improved water quality and safe, healthy drinking water for customers. See the test results.
More Improvements Coming to Downtown Tigard
(May 2, 2017)
In 2006, Tigard voters approved the City Center Urban Renewal Plan that started the revitalization effort of downtown Tigard. Halfway through the 20-year implementation of the plan, downtown Tigard has seen notable changes including street and sidewalk improvements, new mixed-use development and new downtown business investment.
Two Tigard Urban Renewal Ballot Measures Head to Voters in May Election
(April 26, 2017)
City of Tigard residents will have the opportunity to vote on implementing an urban renewal plan for the Tigard Triangle in the upcoming May election. The City Council adopted the plan in December before sending the plan to voters in Ballot Measure 34-275.
Tigard Celebrates Biking and Walking for Young People on May 6 and 10
(April 25, 2017)
In conjunction with National Bike Month, the City of Tigard’s Safe Routes to School program is gearing up for two big events in May that promote biking as well as walking for young people.
Video Explains Urban Renewal in the Tigard Triangle
(April 10, 2017)
The City of Tigard has released a new video to help voters understand an upcoming ballot measure that, if approved, would create an urban renewal area in the Tigard Triangle. Tigard voters will consider Ballot Measure No. 34-275 in the May election. Watch the video here.
(March 13, 2017)
Tigard City Manager Marty Wine today announced the selection of Kathy McAlpine to lead the Tigard Police Department as Chief. McAlpine currently serves as an Assistant Chief of Police with the Tacoma Police Department; she is expected to be in place in Tigard in mid-April.
Main Street Property Offered for Redevelopment
City of Tigard Secures $1.7M for new Infrastructure in Hunziker Core
(February 6, 2017)
The City of Tigard secured funding to build a new street, connecting Hunziker Street to 72nd Avenue via Tech Center Drive, based upon $1.7 million in funding. The regional Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) coordinated through METRO approved $1.7M in funding for the second phase of the City of Tigard’s Hunziker Infrastructure Project
Finalists Named for Tigard Police Chief Position
(January 25, 2017)
There are six applicants that will speak directly with community members at the public forum on Thursday, January 26.
(January 18, 2017)
The public is invited to a community meeting on Thursday, January 26, 7-9 p.m. in the Tigard Town Hall to meet with six finalists vying for the position of chief of police for the Tigard Police Department.