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Tigard’s Inaugural Government Organizing and Leadership Development Class Graduates
June 30, 2021
Tigard’s inaugural Government and Organizing Leadership Development (Tigard GOLD) graduated on Saturday, June 26th, 2021. The GOLD program was created to educate and uplift leaders in the community. The program was developed in partnership with city staff and Unite Oregon, a community-based organization that represents people of color, immigrants and refugees, and people experiencing poverty.

Water Customers Asked to Reduced Usage Due to Chlorine Storage

June 17, 2021

City officials are requesting City of Lake Oswego and Tigard Water Service Area customers to conserve and reduce their water usage. A critical chlorine supply issue has recently created a shortage for west coast and Oregon utilities. Our water treatment method uses chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) in very small amounts to ensure our water is safe to drink. The chlorine shortage in our area is caused by an equipment failure at a chlorine manufacturing facility on the West Coast.  

Aishiki Nag to be Appointed Tigard’s next Youth City Councilor
June 7, 2021
On June 8, the Tigard City Council will appoint Tigard resident Aishiki Nag to serve as Tigard’s next Youth City Councilor for a 1-year term beginning July 1, 2021.

Tigard Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Downtown Renewal Measure

May 19, 2021
On May 18, 2021 Tigard voters approved raising additional funding for downtown projects over the next 14 years. A ballot measure to amend the City Center Urban Renewal Plan passed 65% to 35%, increasing the maximum amount that can be allocated for urban renewal projects to $48.8 million and extending the end date for the Urban Renewal Plan to 2035.

Tigard Hires New Municipal Court Judge

March 30, 2021
The City of Tigard has selected Emily Oberdorfer to serve as its new municipal court judge. Her first day in the new position will be March 29, 2021.

Former Brownfield on Main Street Sold to AVA Roasteria for Redevelopment

January 20, 2021
On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 AVA Tigard Development LLC acquired a prominent Main Street property in downtown Tigard which has been vacant for several years since demolition of the Saxony buildings. Redevelopment of the site along Fanno Creek has been long in the making with Tigard’s Town Center Development Agency (TCDA) buying the site in 2015 and spending two years cleaning up contamination from prior uses.

Additional Relief on the Way for Tigard Residents Impacted by COVID-19
January 14, 2021
Starting January 18, the city invites nonprofit and faith community partners to apply for grants to expand services and extend aid for Tigard residents in need of support. The Resident Aid Fund of Tigard (RAFT) is intended to provide flexible funding to meet a wide variety of our community’s needs during the public health emergency.

John Goodhouse Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities’ Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee
January 13, 2021
Councilor Goodhouse was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Kathy Maness, councilmember, Lexington, South Carolina.

Tigard City Council Selects New City Manager
January 12, 2021
The City Council concluded a nationwide city manager recruitment by selecting Stephen (Steve) Rymer as Tigard’s next city manager. His first day is scheduled for February 1, 2021.

January 6, 2021
The City of Tigard is creating a concept plan for River Terrace 2.0, a new neighborhood that includes more than 500 acres to the west and south of the current River Terrace community along Roy Rogers Rd. and Beef Bend Rd. River Terrace 2.0 will be a neighborhood for everyone—a complete community with diverse housing options that serve people at all stages of life and income levels.  

Council Names Three Finalists for City Manager Position
December 17, 2020
The City Council has named three finalists for the position of City Manager: Kathy Nyland, Joe Gall and Steve Rymer. Mayor Jason Snider will interview each candidate for one-hour on December 30. The community is invited to view the recordings on the city’s YouTube channel.

City Manager Marty Wine Set to Leave Tigard on Nov. 30

August 5, 2020
After nearly 9 years in Tigard, City Manager Marty Wine will be moving on from Tigard to her next local government opportunity. Since 2011, Marty has led and managed the day-to-day operations of Tigard, together with the department directors and city staff. Proclamation for Marty Wine Day: October 16, 2020

City of Tigard Enters Phase 1 of Recovery under Governor's Plan

June 1, 2020
In partnership with Washington County and under the direction laid out by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, the City of Tigard is moving into ‘Phase 1’ of recovery as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective June 1st, 2020.

Seven Organizations Awarded RAFT Grants to Provide Responsive Relief to Tigard Residents
May 5, 2020
In response to COVID-19, the City of Tigard will be rushing funds to seven local organizations for rapid support of the city’s at-risk populations. 

Tigard CARES Brings 1st Round of COVID-19 Relief to Tigard Small Businesses
April 23, 2020
The City of Tigard and Micro Enterprise Solutions of Oregon (MESO) have partnered to award 94 grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards represent the first round of small business relief provided by the Tigard CARES program, which was approved by the City Council on April 7, 2020.

City Mourns Loss of Former City Council President Nick Wilson; Honors his Contributions to Tigard

April 21, 2020
The city lost a long-time friend, dedicated community leader, and business owner when former Councilor Nick Wilson passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 13.

Relief and Aid on the way for Tigard Residents Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
April 17, 2020
On April 7, 2020 the Tigard City Council created the Resident Aid Fund of Tigard (RAFT) for non-profits, faith organizations, agencies or service districts to provide immediate and necessary relief to Tigard residents impacted by the Coronavirus emergency.

Virtual Emergency Operations Center Now Open
April 8, 2020
On April 6, 2020, the City of Tigard launched a virtual Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate response efforts and communications related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EOC will be open virtually Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tigard CARES Funding Starts to Roll to Meet Business Needs
April 7, 2020
More than 300 firms in Tigard have applied for financial assistance through Tigard CARES, the program introduced by the city last week to support Tigard business owners through Micro Enterprise Solutions of Oregon (MESO) and Craft3, two Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).

Tigard CARES Provides Commercial Assistance & Relief for Economic Stability to Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 31, 2020
On April 7, 2020 the Tigard City Council is expected to pass the Tigard CARES economic development program to speed emergency funding to Tigard businesses in most need of support.

Tigard City Council Calls for Statewide Ban on Housing Evictions
March 18, 2020
On March 17, 2020, the Tigard City Council approved an emergency declaration to strengthen the City’s response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Along with this declaration, the City Council unanimously approved a resolution calling on Oregon Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Legislative Assembly to enact a temporary statewide moratorium on evictions.

Council Votes to Fund Needed Stormwater Improvements

December 12, 2019
The city reviewed several options to restructure funding to support the Stormwater Master Plan and ensure the system is working effectively. Based on a recently completed Stormwater Rate Study, City Council voted to increase the fee by $3.50 per month, effective July 1, 2020. The last time that rates increased was in 2008.

Main Break Causes Road Closure on SW Greenfield Drive
(November 26, 2019)
A water main break on Saturday, November 23, 2019, caused major damage to SW Greenfield Drive. On call staff from the Public Works Department responded and were able to make repairs to the 8-inch water main, however, the road is not expected to reopen until major repairs are complete.

Northwest Housing Alternatives Selected to Begin Work on Tigard’s Next Affordable Housing Development

(July 30, 2019)
Northwest Housing Alternatives was selected by the City of Tigard to enter negotiations to develop high-quality affordable senior housing next to Tigard’s popular Senior Center. The site owned by the City of Tigard is an ideal location for affordable senior housing. It will be next to the Fanno Creek Trail, and directly across Hall Boulevard from the Tigard Public Library.

The Tigard Library Celebrates Halsted Bernard as our new Director!
(July 8, 2019)
The Tigard Public Library is pleased to announce that Halsted Bernard has been selected as our next Director of Library Services. Halsted is a familiar face at the library. She has been our Circulation Manager for three years and served as one of the library’s interim co-directors for the past seven months.

New Public Mural Paints a Picture of Tigard’s Rich History

(June 17, 2019)
Work is set to begin on a public mural by professional artist Jeremy Nichols in Downtown Tigard. The mural, entitled A Walk Through Time, will be an interwoven tapestry of Tigard’s history and culture along the Fanno Creek corridor.

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting
(May 8, 2019)
The City of Tigard Budget Committee will meet Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget message from the City Manager and to begin deliberation of the fiscal year 2019-2020 proposed budget. More info...

Town Center Development Agency - Notice of Budget Committee Meeting
(May 8, 2019)
The Tigard Town Center Development Agency (TCDA) Budget Committee will meet Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in the City of Tigard’s City Hall at 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard. More info...

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.

City Recruiting for Several Openings on Audit Committee
(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.

City of Tigard Awarded Coveted National Endowment for the Arts Grant
(May 9, 2018)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 60 awards totaling $4.1 million supporting projects across the nation through the NEA’s Our Town program.  The City of Tigard is one of 60 recommended organizations for a grant of $75,000 to add interpretative elements and artworks as part of an Outdoor Museum along the Tigard Street Heritage Trail. 

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.
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