BEAVERTON, Ore. – The city is seeking dynamic, dedicated and motivated community members to serve on its many boards and commissions. Get involved and volunteer!
Boards and commissions members advise on a wide array of city issues, including public involvement, equity, transportation, city budgeting, arts and more. Hosting public events, creating advisory plans or providing guidance on city programs are just a few of the activities these volunteers support.
“I would encourage anyone with an interest in being more involved in our city to apply,” said Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement member Sharon Dunham. “I’ve had a lot of fun, learned so much and met wonderful people. It’s been a tremendously rewarding experience.”
Community members are invited to learn more at a Boards and Commissions Open House to be held on Thursday, Sept.14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Beaverton City Hall located at 12725 SW Millikan Way. The open house will feature booths from the different boards and commissions with the opportunity to hear firsthand from volunteers about the different experiences available.
“Beaverton is about strong community involvement,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “We value the diverse perspective our volunteers bring to our boards and commissions. This is a great way to get active in your community.”
The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 2. Boards and commissions currently recruiting for new members include Beaverton Arts Commission, Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement, Beaverton Committee on Aging, Beaverton Urban Redevelopment Agency Board, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Board of Construction Appeals, Budget Committee, Diversity Advisory Board, Human Rights Advisory Commission, Library Advisory Board, Planning Commission, Social Services Funding Committee, Traffic Commission, Urban Renewal Advisory Committee, and Visioning Advisory Committee.
To learn more about these boards, view current meeting schedules and apply, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/boards. Applicants are also encouraged to attend a meeting of any board or commission that interests them. Members are appointed by the city council to serve one to three-year terms beginning in Jan. 2018.
The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon’s sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active and responsive city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine’s 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is “The Best of Oregon.”
For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.