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City of Tigard

Community Roundtable

Next Meeting: TBA


Meet the Roundtable

Ted Magnuson, Tigard Breakfast Rotary

Get to know Tigard Breakfast Rotary: We are a great place to connect with people active in our community and around the world. Do stop by most Tuesday mornings. Our meetings feature guest speakers and fellowship fun. Our projects include supporting high school graduates with scholarships and funding the graduation party. We support the Tigard Police K9 patrol with our annual K9-5K fun run/doggie dash. 

Top concerns facing Tigard citizens: That’s why we participated in Community Roundtable. What are the issues in Education, Affordable Housing, Employment? Who is working on what and is there a place where we could pitch in? 

I feel a part of the Tigard Community... when I go to the library, when I visit our parks and when I do things with my Rotary Club. 

Community members can help us by... getting to know us and working with us to make Tigard continue to happen. 

I’ve always wondered... how can I build community spirit today?


Prentice Geary, CODA Inc.

What are three things the community should know about your organization? 

  1. We are Oregon’s oldest not-for-profit treating opioid use disorders. We opened in 1969.
  2. We served more than 5,000 people last year with evidence-based compassionate care for substance use disorders.
  3. We have detoxification, outpatient and residential treatment programs in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties.
What are the top three issues facing the Tigard community? 

  1. Affordable housing
  2. Homelessness and associated difficulties that those who are homeless or precariously housed face on a daily basis (access to safe shelter, food security, showers/toilet facilities, laundry)
  3. Community members struggling with the stigma that is often associated with accessing substance use treatment

What was your ‘aha’ moment when you felt part of the Tigard community? 
We are hoping that by participating in the Tigard Community Roundtable and connecting with various community organizations and partners that we will become more of a part of the Tigard community. We will have a table at the Tigard Street Fair and Latino Festival and we are hopeful that the event will be our “aha” moment.

(Complete the sentence) Community members can help us by….
Helping friends and family in need to connect with CODA, keeping an eye out on our website (www.codainc.org) for CODA events to attend, following CODA on Facebook, and holding fundraisers for special occasions on Facebook for CODA.

(Complete the sentence) A question that I’ve always had for the city is….
Is there a comprehensive plan for providing healthcare, housing and substance use treatment for people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless? And, if so, can it be communicated in a cogent way to residents and visitors to our city through a strong campaign?


Chief Kathy McAlpine, Tigard Police Department

What are three things the community should know about your organization? 

  • Tigard Police are the guardians of the community.  We are here for you.
  • Tigard Police is operating on limited resources, Officers have seen an increase in calls for service every year.  Please seek to learn more about our needs.
  • In the next couple of months, the police department will implement an online citizen reporting tool, so that citizens do not have to wait for an officer to file a routine report that is required for insurance purposes.  The goal is improved customer service and create efficiencies.
What are the top three issues facing the Tigard community?

  • Traffic related issues (congestions, speeding in neighborhoods, distracted driving)
  • Increase in calls for service on mental health related calls (include homelessness, mental illness and/or alcohol and drug addiction.  These calls require an increase in resources and time to de-escalate the situation.
  • There are more needs than the revenue currently the City of Tigard currently takes in. 
What was your ‘aha’ moment when you felt part of the Tigard community? 
When I was hired as the Tigard Police Chief and made the decision to live in the downtown area of Tigard for the first 20 months, which gave me the opportunity to meet and connect with people both on duty and off duty.

(Complete the sentence) Community members can help us by…. Working together. Collaboration is critical to moving a City in a positive way.  I have experience the synergy that is created when we all work together, very powerful.

Drew Harris, Northwest Christian Church

What are three things the community should know about your organization?

  • We want to connect, grow and serve with all of the community.
  • We welcome everyone to join us for activities and Sunday gatherings.
  • We want the community to know everyone is welcome, nobody is perfect and amazing things will happen!

What are the top three issues facing the Tigard community?

  • Homelessness continues to rise and is impacting more and more families.
  • A lack of connectedness between the city, non-profits and school district to bring together and serve our more diverse community.
  • Food insecurity for children in our community. 

What was your ‘aha’ moment when you felt part of the Tigard community?
I live near Tigard High School and 12 years ago when we moved in we got to experience Tigard’s Middle of Millen Drive Parade. It’s been an amazing community for my family and I to be a part of. 

(Complete the sentence) Community members can help us by…. Partnering with us as we host Project Homeless Connect on 10/5. We are looking to bring employers, social services and healthcare all to our location! We think it would be great for people to come receive help or connect with some non-profits on how they can give back in their community.

(Complete the sentence) A question that I’ve always had for the city is….How can we partner with the city to make our community the best it can be?


Renee Brouse, Good Neighbor Center

What are three things the community should know about your organization? 

We have been serving the community for 20 years; we serve homeless families; we provide an array of services besides emergency shelter.

What are the top three issues facing the Tigard community? 
Homelessness; affordable housing; community safety

(Complete the sentence) Community members can help us by…. sharing your time, talents and treasure as well as advocacy.

The Community Roundtable is aimed at building connections between the City, non-profits, and faith-based organizations. Some of the groups participating in the Roundtable are:

  • Calvin Presbyterian
  • Chelsea Hicks Foundation
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church
  • Colossae Church
  • Community Housing Fund
  • Community Partners for Affordable Housing
  • Grace Point Family
  • Just Compassion
  • Project Homeless Connect
  • Safe Families for Children
  • Tigard Downtown Alliance
  • Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

If your organization is interested in participating in the next meeting or future meetings, please complete this brief form.

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Kent Wyatt
Communications Manager
503-718-2809
kentw@tigard-or.gov
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