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This Week in Tigard

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Posted 3/8/21, 8:49 a.m.

Your opportunity to join Team Tigard!

5 Questions with Council President Heidi Lueb
Posted 3/21/21, 8:17 a.m.

What are the top three issues facing Council in March?
Setting the Council Goals for next two years, assigning committee liaisons for the council, and hiring our municipal Judge!

What amenity is downtown missing?
An ice cream shop could be super fun and tasty!

How has downtown changed since you’ve lived in Tigard?
There are more dining options and more reasons for us to go downtown. 

The Library Takeout Service continues to be popular in the community. What are two or three book recommendations that you have for the community?
I really enjoyed Dan Rather's "What Unites Us" and I'm in the middle of Barack Obama's "A Promised Land" currently.

Who is the most famous person that you’ve ever met?
I met Michelle Pfeiffer when I was a kid. More recently though I met Pete Buttigieg in 2019 when he was campaigning. 

Latest from the Public Safety Advisory Board
Posted 3/3/21, 7:41 a.m.

The Public Safety Advisory Board meets Monday, March 8, 2021 to finalize their work plan and have a book discussion on So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Chair Jimmy Brown and Vice Chair Abdi Mohamoud will present the Board’s final work plan to City Council later this month. In their last meeting, the Board affirmed that their goal is to center every conversation around racial equity. They also strategized on how to include more community voices as they re-evaluate and improve Tigard’s public safety practices.

You are invited to submit public comment, watch meetings live or recorded, and stay updated at

Family Story Time on Facebook Live!
Posted 3/8/21, 8:23 a.m.

Gather the whole family for story time on Facebook Live! We will share stories, sing songs, and have all sorts of fun! Story time on Thursdays, February 25, March 11, 25 and April 8 will be presented bilingually in English and Spanish.

En Contacto with Pedro Moreno
Posted 3/8/21, 8:08 a.m.

Pedro Moreno has worked with Green for 15 years. During that time, the organization has reported, trained and advocated for communities in the Portland Metropolitan Region. Green is currently helping to create more equitable and accessible spaces in Tigard. Pedro tells us about these projects. Watch NOW!

To participate in Tigard projects:
River Terrace 2.0:


Don't Worry If You Missed the Fireside Chat?
Posted 3/5/21, 12:33 p.m.

You can watch (or re-watch) the Fireside Chat with Mayor Snider from last night. Community members asked questions about the COVID vaccine, Library services, parking, and more!

Watch now...

Let's Talk Business!
Posted 3/5/21, 12:55 p.m.

The latest Economic Development has been released. In this issue, you'll learn about the Commerical Rent Relief Program, upcoming webinars, and business advice.

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It's Red Cross Month!

Posted 3/5/21, 12:40 p.m.

In honor of March being Red Cross Month, the Red Cross Cascades Region is hosting a series of free emergency preparedness presentations throughout the month. All presentations are virtual, and everyone is welcome to attend. 

Taking place every Tuesday in March from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., classes will cover the most common disasters we face in the Pacific Northwest and how to prepare for them. Whether you’re motivated to start building your preparedness kit, or need a refresher course, these classes are designed to help families and individuals learn how to be better prepared.

Information and links can be found at  

Walk and Roll! Join the Bike & Ped Advisory Committee

Posted 3/4/21, 1:07 p.m.

The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is seeking a new at-large member and a member representing a recognized environmental group to advise the Oregon Department of Transportation on bicycle and pedestrian issues across the state. All Oregon residents are eligible to apply. Appointments are non-binding, and appointees may serve a maximum of two 4-year terms. Appointees are eligible for a small stipend and/or travel reimbursements for their service on the committee.

The committee encourages individuals with an interest or background in active transportation, public health, disability rights and accessibility, racial equity and justice, and/or historically disadvantaged communities to apply. The committee, known as OBPAC, strives to have committee representation that reflects the demographics of people throughout Oregon. OBPAC envisions Oregon as a state in which people of all identities, including age, income, race, and ability, can access destinations in urban and rural areas on comfortable, safe, and well-connected active transportation infrastructure.

Interested in applying? Please submit an interest form and resume. Applications must be submitted before March 31, 2021 to be considered in the first review.

Flip the Script... Questions for YOU!
Posted 3/4/21, 8:17 a.m.

In our long-running feature Why Wednesday, we respond to community questions about CodeRED, construction projects, and more. We flip that script in today's newsletter by asking YOU a few questions.

Check. It. Out!

REWIND... Council Meeting Summary
Posted 3/4/21, 8:01 a.m.

We want to keep you connected with the City Council and their decisions. This meeting recap highlights the discussion around Transportation Network Companies, payment plans for utility customers, and more.

Details here...

Construction Alert!
Posted 3/3/21, 7:53 a.m.

Before you hit the road, make sure you know about the ongoing construction projects around town.

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Let's Play... 5 Questions with Youth Councilor Calderon

Posted 3/3/21, 7:11 a.m.

What are the top three issues facing Council in March?

Approving the PSAB work plan, meeting the new Metro Councilor Rosenthal, and the updating of information for Transportation Network Companies.

What amenity is downtown missing?
Candy shop

How has downtown changed since you’ve lived in Tigard?
Curiosities has been a great addition to downtown.

The Library Takeout Service continues to be popular in the community. What are two or three book recommendations that you have for the community?

Two of my favorite books are Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and Naturally Tan by Tan France. They're both autobiographies and I find it so fascinating to learn about others' life experiences. 

Who is the most famous person that you’ve ever met?

I have not met too many famous people, but I would love to meet Bernie Sanders or Trevor Noah!

Living the Shelf Life
Posted 3/2/21, 6:27 a.m.

In the latest Library newsletter, learn about Stuffed Animal Sleepaway Camp, Annual Magazine Giveaway, and Anti-Travel Books.

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State of the City Featuring You!
Posted 3/1/21, 3:43 p.m.
It's been a long twelve months. We've made it through with the help of each other. Now, it's time to say thanks. Mayor Snider invites you to say thanks to the friends, family, neighbors, and others who have helped you. Record a short video with your message and you might find yourself in the 2021 State of the City. 

Here's how to participate in four easy steps. 

  • Record your message on a cell phone or laptop responding to the following prompt - "I am thankful for..."
  • If you record on a cell phone, film the video horizontally, not vertically.
  • Make sure you are eye level with the camera.
  • Finished? Upload your video here.

Submit your video by March 9 and we'll say thanks by sending you a token of our appreciation.

My Opinion Is...
Posted 3/1/21, 12:52 p.m.
We want to hear from you on these key city projects. (It'll be fun!)

City Facilities Consolidation
Reimagining the City's Website
River Terrace 2.0
79th Avenue Corridor Study

Mayor's Statement on Anniversary of First COVID Case in Oregon
Posted 3/1/21, 11:08 a.m.
While the COVID vaccine is a ray of light, the financial and emotional impacts of COVID-19 remain a cloud in our community. You must be there to listen and help those who have lost a loved one or find themselves unemployed or struggle with the challenges of everyday life. 

Your city government will do the same. In the last year, we supported 396 Tigard businesses with $3.5 million in Tigard CARES funding; partnered with eight community organizations to provide $200,000 in aid to Tigard residents through the Resident Aid Fund of Tigard; and provided $45,000 in Tigard AID funding to over 200 utility customers.

We are not done and we need to hear from you. Please reach out to me ( to share your story so we can look for ways to provide much-needed support for community members.

Survey Says...

SW 79th Avenue is a key corridor for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling to and from Durham Elementary. Traffic and speed data show a trend of drivers traveling above the posted speed on this street. The city is conducting a corridor study of SW 79th Avenue between SW Bonita Road and SW Durham Road to better understand travel behavior and neighborhood needs. The outcome of this study will inform potential near-term and longer-term changes to the corridor.

Learn more...

Thoughts on River Terrace 2.0?
Have you checked out the preferred alternative for River Terrace 2.0 at the online open house? There’s still time for you to review it and let us know what you think! Open now through - Sunday, March 7th!

Participate here...

Let's Play... 5 Questions with Mayor Snider!
Posted 3/1/21, 8:56 a.m

What are the top three issues facing Council in March? 
Setting the council’s goals for the next two years, reviewing and approving the Public Safety Advisory Board workplan, and considering regulation of Transportation Network Companies operating within Tigard

What amenity is downtown missing?
Destination park/plaza

How has downtown changed since you’ve lived in Tigard?
Main Street Green Street Phase I, installations of public art, and the Tigard Street Heritage Trail and Rotary Plaza

The Library Takeout Service continues to be popular in the community. What are two or three book recommendations that you have for the community?
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo and A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Who is the most famous person that you’ve ever met?
Hard to judge most famous as this is pretty subjective.  On the political front, former Governor Kitzhaber, current Governor Brown, Secretary Pete Buttigieg back when he was a mayor, and lots of other famous mayors from all over the country.  From the sports world, Jim Harbaugh, Art Shell, Mike Shanahan, Kyle Shanahan, Rick Neuheisel, Clark Haggans, John Welbourn, and Dan Gurney.  I met a number of Hollywood celebrities during patient care encounters working as a paramedic in the LA area but can’t share details.

Teen Scene
Posted 2/27/21, 9:17 a.m.

You know what the library needs? YOU!  Be a leader. Join Teen Library Council and help plan events for all ages, create displays and set the direction for teen library services. For more information, contact Lisa at or 503-718-2654.

Reducing Barriers for BIPOC Business Owners

Posted 2/26/21, 8:09 a.m

Owners of new businesses in Tigard who complete one of the business-focused training program (see below) with one of the partners listed below are eligible for a one-time, one-year City of Tigard business license fee waiver for their first year of operation in the City of Tigard.  

If you’ve already applied for a City of Tigard business license and have not yet completed a program below, the city can apply a fee waiver to your next business license fee when you renew -- if you complete one of the training programs before the end of the first year in business.

Learn more...

Tigard Police is Keeping You Safe
Posted 2/26/21, 7:21 a.m.

Tigard Police Calls
The Tigard Police Department shares a sample of calls for service each week is to educate community members about the types of calls officers respond to each day, providing perspective on the work they do for our city.   

While only 2-4 calls are listed in this record per day, Tigard Police officers respond to an average of over 60 calls for service on a daily basis. In addition to that, they also make an average of 45 self-initiated calls each day, which may include extra patrols, traffic stops, neighborhood contacts or checking out suspicious circumstances. 

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KGW Profiles Universal Plaza

An empty lot off SW Burnham Street in Tigard is turning into anything but.

“This is where we're gonna have a big beautiful public plaza for the residents of Tigard in 2022,” said Tigard’s community development director Kenny Asher. There’s a distinct “construction” look going on that Asher says is by design.

Learn more...

Tigard Answered the Code Red
Over 400 community members signed up for CodeRED in the last few weeks. Let's keep it going!

Please note that you can mark your “primary language” when signing up (it’s the next step after filling in your first and last name). Tigard has a translation tool connected to our CodeRED system that allows you to hear the message in their primary language. 

Register for CodeRED!

If I Were Mayor... 

Mayor Snider invites students in grades 4 to 12 to share their creative ideas about what they would do as Tigard’s mayor. Learn more..

Road Closed? Road Open?

You'll find the latest construction updates on this webpage

My Favorite Website Is...

We're refreshing the city's website and we want your help. This community survey will help us understand what kinds of tasks residents are most frequently looking to complete on the website. Having your feedback will help ensure we’re on the right track.

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On the Pod!
Kaitlyn Leaf, Recreation Coordinator, shares the latest on recreation programming, including the upcoming Egg Hunt. She also challenges you to fill up her inbox with ideas for future recreation programs. 

Listen to the podcast interview on iTunesLibsyn, and Spotify.

Kent Wyatt
Communications Manager
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Tigard Walks!
A monthly community walk

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