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City of Tigard

Boards and Committees

The volunteers who serve on our boards and committees are foundational to informing the development of our programs and policies. Our volunteers dedicate their time and expertise to serve as an important link to community needs and represent community values. We welcome people of all backgrounds and experiences to serve on our boards and committees.

Applications are available to submit year-round. As board and committee opportunities arise, the Tigard team will review applications submitted up until that date. The majority of board and committee openings occur in May and October.

We are currently looking to fill positions for the following boards and committees. Deadline for consideration is Oct. 3, 2021.

  • Audit Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Parks and Rec Advisory Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Town Center Advisory Commission
  • Tigard Transportation Advisory Committee
Apply online or download and print a PDF application.

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Learn more about each board below!
Whether you are applying, looking to make a public comment or contact someone about an issue, this page has the information you need.

Audit Committee

PURPOSE: 
This committee is responsible for managing the audit contract with the city’s outside audit firm and overseeing the city’s internal control management.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
There are approximately three meetings throughout the year.

STAFF LIAISON:
Jared Isaksen | 503-718-2493 | jaredi@tigard-or.gov 
    

Budget Committee

PURPOSE:  
The Budget Committee reviews the proposed budget from the City Manager with citizen committee members.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Budget Committee consists of members of the City Council, including the Mayor and an equal number of appointed members, who must be qualified voters of the city and are not employees, officers or agents of the city. The members have staggered, three year terms.

The committee is responsible for deliberating on the proposed budget submitted by the city manager and for sending the approved budget to the City Council for adoption.  The committee also approves tax levies.

There are approximately six meetings throughout the year, with the majority of those being in late April/May. The committee schedules meetings to review and hear discussion on the proposed budget for the next fiscal year. All meetings are advertised and open to the public.
 

Committee for Community Engagement (CCE)

PURPOSE: 

The Committee for Community Engagement is charged with oversight, accountability and policy direction on program design for citywide community engagement activities. This includes review, commend and recommendation on specific plans for community input, feedback, education and information. The goal is to inspire active two-way community engagement, broad participation of diverse community members and encourage shared responsibility and ownership (community members and elected officials) to use knowledge, skills and experience to improve the community and advance the city’s strategic vision. 

BYLAWS:
Download the CCE Bylaws

STAFF LIAISON: 

Nadine Robinson | 503-718-2481 | nadine@tigard-or.gov 

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes
 
GENERAL MEETING INFORMATION:

The CCE typically meets the third Wednesday of every other month from 7 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. Stop by and join the conversation.

Library Board

PURPOSE:
The Tigard Library Board is responsible for communicating with the city manager and City Council about library policies, budget, facilities and other needs of the community to provide quality library service. The function of the board is established under Tigard Municipal Code 2.36.030.
 
STAFF LIAISON:  
Halsted Bernard | 503-718-2501 | halstedb@tigard-or.gov

MEETING MATERIALS:
Library Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Tigard Library Board typically meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, virtually through Microsoft Teams, while COVID restrictions are in place. These meetings are open to the public. The public may listen to the meeting by using Call-in phone number and pin: 971-256-0577 and PIN = 97223#

The Tigard Library Board consists of seven citizen members and two alternates appointed by the City Council for four year terms. Of the seven members, at least six shall reside within the Tigard city limits and one may reside outside the city. The alternates do not vote.  

CURRENT LIBRARY BOARD MEMBERS - 2021-22:
Regular Members: Christopher Allen, Mary Bogert, Candice Coleman, Shirley Edwards, Jim Ivler, Elena Knepprath, Kate Ristau
Alternates: Helen Allen, Alan Smith

Park and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB)

PURPOSE: 
To advise and advocate for park and recreation opportunities for a growing Tigard. 

BYLAWS: 
Download the PRAB Bylaws

STAFF LIAISON: 
Do you have questions or comments for the Board? Send them through the Staff Liaison for distribution:  Martin McKnight | 503-718-2598 | martin@tigard-or.gov
 

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The board meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. These meetings are open to the public. 

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes

Park System Master Plan Update: 2009-2019 
In 2009, the City of Tigard last updated the Park System Master Plan. The process is underway in 2019 to complete another update of the Parks Master Plan.

Park and Recreation Advisory Board Goals - 2019 (no prioritization intended) 

  • Participate in budget committee meetings and advocate for the needs of parks, park maintenance, and recreation in the annual budget process.
  • Guide, support, and protect expansion of the citywide recreation program.
  • Make recommendations and finalize the bond measure allocation of remaining funds.
  • Engage other community and city organizations to drive park development, park stewardship and recreation.
  • Make recommendations on the use of the Lodging Tax.
  • Maintain Park and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) transparency and public communications.
  • Explore innovative recreation programs.
  • Support the city’s walkability vision
  • Participate in the update of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
Board Overview
The Park and Recreation Advisory Board was created on April 22, 2003, by a unanimous vote of the City Council. 

The board consists of seven citizen members appointed by the City Council for four year terms. The council also appoints alternate board members; one from the Tigard-Tualatin School Board, and the other from the Tigard Planning Commission. There can also be two ex-officio members.

The board consists of the following members: Claudia Ciobanu, Scott Winkels, Ben Holmes, Wayne Gross (Chair), Tristan Irvin, Ellen Seminara, and Sean Ernes. Darlene Dick and Natalie Newgard are alternates. Heidi Lueb (Council Liaison), Unassigned (Tigard-Tualatin School District representative)

The board has responsibility to advise the public works director and City Council regarding park and recreation policies, budget, facilities, programs and other needs of the community to provide quality park and recreation services. The function of the Park and Recreation Advisory Board is established under Tigard Municipal Code 2.12.

Planning Commission

PURPOSE: 
The Tigard Planning Commission plays an integral role in the growth issues of the city. The commission’s responsibilities include assisting the City Council to develop, maintain, update and implement the city Comprehensive Plan, to formulate the city Capital Improvements Program, and to review and take action on development projects and development code provisions delegated to the commission. 

MEETING MATERIALS:
» Current Planning Commission Meeting Materials
» Previous packets and minutes
 
BYLAWS: 
Download the Planning Commission Bylaws

STAFF LIAISON:
Tom McGuire | 503-718-2490 | tomm@tigard-or.gov

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The City of Tigard Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council for four year terms. The commission, through Chapter 2.08 of the Tigard Municipal Code, was established by laws and rules of procedure. It usually meets on the first and third Mondays of each month in the Town Hall (13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard). These meetings are open to the public.
 
MEET THE COMMISSIONERS:
Commissioner Hu
Yi-Kang Hu, President

Term Expires: 12/31/22
Nathan Jackson
Nathan Jackson, Vice President 
Term Expires: 12/31/22
Commissioner Melanie Brook
Melanie Brook
Term Expires: 12/31/21
Planning Commissioner Alternate Darlene Dick 
Darlene Dick (Alternate)
Term Expires 12/31/22 

Planning Commissioner Ahsha Miranda
Ahsha Miranda, Alternate
Term Expires 12/31/22 

Planning Commisioner: A Quinones
Alexandria Quinones
Term Expires: 12/31/23

Commissioner John Roberts
John Roberts
Term Expires: 12/31/21

Planning Commissioner Craig Schuck 
Craig Schuck
Term Expires 12/31/24

Planning Commissioner Keshavan Tiruvallur
Keshavan (K7) Tiruvallur
Term Expires: 12/31/22

Planning Commissioner Jamie Watson
Jamie Watson
Term Expires: 12/31/23

Commissioner Cole Whitehurst
Cole Whitehurst
Term Expires: 12/31/22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Public Safety Advisory Board

The creation of a Public Safety Advisory Board is one of the ideas that grew from community input and Council discussion in response to the killing of George Floyd. The Board will begin with reviewing public safety practices, with similar community input and draft frameworks anticipated for all other areas of city operations. This Board will be one component of the City’s Anti-Racism Action Plan.

Previous Meetings - Virtual | 


Tigard Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC)

PURPOSE:
The Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC) was created to act as an advisory body to the Tigard City Council and staff and to provide a venue for citizen involvement opportunities in transportation matters and increase community awareness of transportation issues that affect the City of Tigard. The committee is charged with advising the Tigard City Council and staff on implementation of Tigard’s Complete Streets Policy.

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes
 
BYLAWS: 
Download the Tigard Transportation Advisory Committee Bylaws

STAFF LIAISON:
Dave Roth | 503-718-2457 | daver@tigard-or.gov
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
The committee consists of eleven members who are residents of Tigard or own or have primary management responsibility for a business in Tigard. The committee includes representation from self-identified pedestrian, bicycle, and transit advocates. They are appointed by the City Council for 3 year terms. Alternate members are appointed for one year terms. The TTAC typically meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public.
 

Town Center Advisory Commission (TCAC)

PURPOSE: 
The purpose of the Town Center Advisory Commission (TCAC) is to make recommendations on TIF District policy, budget and implementation to improve Tigard's TIF districts.

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes

BYLAWS:
Download the TCAC Bylaws
 
STAFF LIAISON: 
Sean Farrelly, Redevelopment Project Manager | 503-718-2420 | sean@tigard-or.gov
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
The commission generally meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public.

2021 Goals

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2020 Annual Report
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Commission Overview
The commission consists of eleven members who are residents of Tigard or own a business or property within the TIF Districts. They are appointed by the City Council for 3 year terms. Two alternate members are also appointed for 1 year terms.

Effective January 1, 2021, the commission consists of the following members: Chris Cach, Scott Hancock, Renette Hier, Adrian Hinckley, Hemendra Mathur, Kris Mitchell, Tom Murphy, Tim Myshak, Kate Rogers, Ryan Ruggiero, Elise Shearer, Chris Sjolin, Justin Watson, and Derrick Wright.
  
The Town Center Advisory Commission was established under Tigard Municipal Code 2.64.060
. Under its bylaws the duties of the TCAC are:
  • Making recommendations on policy, budget, and implementation of TIF projects identified within the Urban Renewal Plans and/or the annually adopted Work Programs to the Town Center Development Agency (TCDA) for consideration, deliberation and action.
  • Making an annual report to the TCDA including a summary of key activities and proceedings and any specific suggestions or recommendations which the TCAC believes would assist its mission or the overall goals for the Downtown and Tigard Triangle TIF Districts.
  • Making recommendations to the TCDA for amendments to the plan.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the TCDA.
Contact Information
Please contact the Town Center Advisory Commission to submit your questions or share your ideas on revitalizing TIF districts in Tigard. Contact the commission by email at TCAC@tigard-or.gov.
     

Town Center Development Agency (TCDA)

PURPOSE:
The Town Center Development Agency (TCDA) formerly known as the CCDA, is charged with the revitalization of downtown and implementation of the Urban Renewal Plan, which was approved by voters in May of 2006.
 
The source of funding comes from tax increment financing. When the TCDA was established, the assessed value of the district was frozen. Property taxes collected on any growth in assessed value over and above the frozen base (the increment) can be invested by the TCDA on tax increment financing projects to foster economic development in the downtown.

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes

STAFF LIAISON:    
Sean Farrelly | 503-718-2420 | sean@tigard-or.gov
 
MEMBERS:
The Tigard City Council serves as the Board of the TCDA.
 

MEETING LOCATIONS: 
Red Rock Creek Conference Room: 13125 SW Hall Blvd.
Tigard Town Hall:  13125 SW Hall Blvd.
 
OTHER RELATED REFERENCE LINKS:
TCDA Budget  |  TCDA Annual Financial Impact Report
Urban Renewal Plan

 

Water Advisory Board (WAB)

PURPOSE:
The Water Advisory Board (WAB) was created to act as an advisory body to the Tigard City Council and staff to continue to work together with the City of Durham and Tigard Water District as good stewards of a fully integrated water supply system for current and future water system users within the Tigard Water Service Area.

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes
 
STAFF LIAISON:
Rob Murchison | 503-718-2699 | robm@tigard-or.gov
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
The board will consist of five members. Three members of the board are elected officials from the City of Tigard, City of Durham, and Tigard Water District. Two board members shall be "at-large" members representing customers within the Tigard Water Service Area (TWSA). The board meets every other month to review and provide an advisory role to the Tigard City Council on various issues related to the delivery of safe and reliable drinking water to the community. After appointment, WAB members will serve an initial term from the date of appointment to December 31, 2021. Members serve at the pleasure of the appointing body.

Youth Advisory Council

PURPOSE:

A student volunteer group whose mission is to empower, improve, and connect the lives of Tigard youth. Students participating in this group will be involved in the community, helping the youth in Tigard.

TYAC Blog

MEETING MATERIALS:
View agendas and minutes

TYAC BYLAWS:
Download

OFFICERS:
Marquesa Calderon, President
Skyler Gambill, Vice-President
Emilio Calderon, Secretary

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
Adelin Alfred
Ava Wittman
Chloe Skinner
Dmitriy Shepelev
Gabriel Taylor
Kaden Wheeler
Natalia Jacquez
Quindlan Kelleher

APPLICATION:
Download the memberhip application form

COMMUNITY YOUTH OF THE MONTH:
See the award winners

STAFF LIAISON:
Kent Wyatt | 503-718-2809 | kentw@tigard-or.gov 

COUNCIL LIAISON:
Councilor John Goodhouse

GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

  • Through empowerment young people know they are valued by the adults in their community.
  • Through involvement, young people serve useful roles in their school, family and community.
  • Through volunteering, young people provide service to others in the community.
  • Through respect, young people feel safe in their community. 

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