The Neighborhood Program was established by the City of Beaverton in 1987, in order to preserve and enhance Beaverton by encouraging and supporting involvement of all citizens in local government and community activities. The program works by:
Educating citizens regarding the process of public participation related to land use, transportation, livability, and other issues
Promoting City and neighborhood identity
Providing better channels of communication and dissemination of accurate information between City government and citizens
Providing a forum by which citizens may engage in their choice of activities such as long-range planning, public safety, cultural opportunities, social functions, and general livability projects
Currently, the City of Beaverton has 11 recognized Neighborhood Association Committees (NACs). Participation in a NAC is open to anyone who lives, works, owns a business, or represents an institution or nonprofit organization within the boundaries of the NAC.