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Posted on: April 26, 2016

City of Beaverton Seeks Community Input on Arts and Culture Center

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton is seeking input on a proposed new performing arts center in Beaverton through an online community survey.

Beaverton has a thriving arts community but few performing arts venues. Through Beaverton Community Visio...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

City of Beaverton Seeks Volunteers for New Adopt-A-Roadway Program

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton is seeking volunteers for its new Adopt-a-Roadway program. Twelve prominent and heavily trafficked street sections are available for adoption throughout the city.

Volunteer groups will commit to adopt a designate...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day with Mulch Madness

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton and SOLVE held two Earth Day mulching work parties on Saturday, April 23.

Volunteers at three of Beaverton’s neighborhood water quality facilities mulched around 1,400 native plants. The new native plants and tr...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Beaverton's Water Supply Meets or Exceds State and Federal Standards

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton’s water supply meets or exceeds state and federal standards, according to the new 2016 City of Beaverton Water Quality Report—also known as the Consumer Confidence Report—which is now available online.

This annu...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Beaverton Bakery's Carrie Ann Schubert Named as White House Champion of Change

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Beaverton Bakery owner Carrie Ann Schubert was named this week as one of ten White House Champions of Change in the Expanding Fair Chance Opportunities category.

Schubert was honored at the White House on Wednesday for the bakery’s S...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Beaverton Company Automation Solutions Attends Hannover Messe International Trade Show

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Automation Solutions, a Beaverton company, is participating in the Hannover Messe international trade show this week in Hannover, Germany, as part of Business Oregon’s booth. Automation Solutions is the only Beaverton-based company parti...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Beaverton Announces Winners of If I Were Mayor Contest

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Mayor Denny Doyle announced last week the winners of the “If I Were Mayor…” contest during the April 19 Beaverton City Council meeting.

This is the eighth year the city has participated in the competition sponsored by the Oregon Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Beaverton City Library Invites Teens to Participate in Annual Teen Poetry Coffeehouse

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Beaverton City Library invites teens in grades 6 to 12 to share poems—originals or favorites by other authors—at the annual Teen Poetry Coffeehouse on Thursday, May 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth Street.

Parents, teacher...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

City Announces Grant Competition for Food Cart Pods in Beaverton

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton has launched a food cart pod competition to provide up to $25,000 in assistance to create a food cart pod in Beaverton.

Property owners within Beaverton’s urban renewal district and potential food cart pod owner...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Beaverton City Library

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Join the Beaverton City Library in celebration of Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7. The main library, 12375 SW Fifth Street, will host local comic book creators for a meet-and-greet, hold a mini Comic Con, and give out free books. ...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

Beaverton Arts Program Seeks Temporary Sculptures for Outdoor Exhibit

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton’s arts program seeks to place sculptures in two prominent outdoor locations in downtown Beaverton for a two-year period. The city would like to place sculptural works of human scale that convey the community value o...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

Oregon Symphony's Classical Up Close Performs at Beaverton City Library

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Beaverton City Library will host a blitz performance by the Oregon Symphony on Wednesday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth Street. Bassoonist Evan Kuhlmann and friends will perform. The concert is part of Classical Up Close, an ann...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

City Unveils Photography Series Honoring Longtime Councilor and Volunteer Cathy Stanton

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton’s arts program unveiled a new photography exhibit in the Cathy Stanton Conference Room at the Beaverton City Library. A series of images by Women Learning Photography Together, commissioned by Tom Stanton, Cathy’s h...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Beaverton Announces Winners of Creative Expression Contest

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Mayor Denny Doyle and the Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) will present the winners of the 2016 Human Rights Creative Expression Contest for students during the Beaverton City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Pa...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

City Announces Grant Competition for Food Cart Pods in Beaverton

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton has launched a food cart pod competition to provide up to $25,000 in assistance to create a food cart pod in Beaverton.

Property owners within Beaverton’s urban renewal district and potential food cart pod owner...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Beaverton City Library Hosts Demographics Data Mining Workshop

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Beaverton City Library will host “Demographics Workshop with Social, Economic, and Environmental Data for the Region and Your Community” on Tuesday, May 3, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth Street. Portland State University resea...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Community Groups Invited to Apply for Beaverton Immigrant Integration Project Grants

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Community groups are invited to apply for the City of Beaverton’s first ever immigrant integration mini-grants. The grants are designed for small, community-driven projects that aim to welcome immigrants into the city. The goals are to i...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

City of Beaverton Announces Visioning Partners of the Year

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton’s Visioning Advisory Committee (VAC) announced last week the winners of the 2016 Visioning Partner of the Year award. For the first time, two winners were chosen: the Beaverton Downtown Association (BDA) and Tualat...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2016

City of Beaverton Displays Acrylic Paintings by Young Artist Evan Kennedy

BEAVERTON, Ore. –The City of Beaverton’s arts program will showcase acrylic paintings by young artist Evan Kennedy this April on the fourth floor of The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way. Members of the public can view works during office hours, M...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Artists, Performers, Exhibitors Invited to Apply for Beaverton International Celebration

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton is seeking applications from performers, artists, crafters, cultural exhibitors, and stage performers interested in participating in the 2016 Beaverton International Celebration. This community event celebrates Beav...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Food and Craft Vendors Invited to Apply for Second Annual Beaverton Night Market

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton is seeking applications from ethnic food, craft and merchandise vendors representing cultures around the world to participate in the second annual Beaverton Night Market. Two markets will be hosted this year by the ...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2016

Beaverton Students Invited to Apply for Visual and Performing Art Scholarships

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The city of Beaverton is now accepting applications for the annual art student scholarship program for high school seniors.

To qualify, students must be in their senior year of high school and must attend a public, private, or altern...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2015

City of Beaverton Launches New Interactive Maps

The City of Beaverton has launched a new web-based interactive map to allow the public access to the city’s Geographic Information System (GIS) data. The public will be able to use the free, interactive tool to look up land use information, flood plains, ...Read on...

New Interactive Maps
Posted on: June 16, 2015

Farmington Road Traffic Modified to One Lane Each Direction Starting June 22 for Road Improvements

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton will modify traffic beginning on Monday, June 22 to one lane in each direction on Farmington Road between Murray Boulevard and Hocken Avenue to make improvements. Left turn lanes will also be restricted between Murr...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

City of Beaverton Enters into Exclusive Negotiations with Developers for Westgate Site

BEAVERTON, Ore.—The Beaverton City Council has approved a six-month Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) between the city and the team comprised of Rembold Properties and Gerding Edlen Development to support the redevelopment of the publicly-owned Westga...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

Beaverton Achieves Better Buildings Challenge Five Years Early

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Last week, the US Energy Department recognized Beaverton for completing its Better Buildings Challenge for greater energy efficiency five years earlier than scheduled. Beaverton achieved its goal of 20 percent energy savings, and is one ...Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Beaverton City Library Honored with 2015 Partnership Award from Beaverton School District

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Beaverton City Library was honored with the 2015 District Award from the Beaverton School District at the annual awards breakfast held on May 7.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the school district with this award,” said Beaverton...Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Beaverton Celebrates Completion of Rose Biggi Avenue Ahead of Schedule

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton will celebrate the opening of Rose Biggi Avenue and the new bridge on Westgate Drive during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 18 at 11 a.m. The grand opening will take place on SW Rose Biggi Avenue at the cro...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

City of Beaverton Announces Winners of Human Rights Advisory Commission Creative Expressions Contest

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton’s Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) honored the winners of the 2015 Creative Expressions contest at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting. HRAC members Sheri Struk and Anna Petrov presented award certific...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Spring 2015 Beaverton 4 Business Winners Honored

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The spring 2015 Beaverton 4 Business (B4B) winners were honored at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting. This quarter’s awards focused on sustainability. Beaverton businesses EcoBinary and Faithful & Gould were selected. Beaverton ...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation Awarded Nike Employee Grant

Beaverton, Ore. – The Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation was awarded $5,000 from the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation in support of the Hello Neighbor project created by artist Julie Keefe. The project seeks to create identity ...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

City of Beaverton's 2015 Water Quality Report Now Available Online

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The 2015 City of Beaverton Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), is now available online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CCR.

The report is based on monitoring data from 2014. It provides important information about the source and quality of Beaverton’s drinking water, as required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Oregon Health Authority. Information about ongoing programs that are ensuring the city’s safe, dependable drinking water is also included.

“We’re very proud of the high-quality water supply in Beaverton that continuously meets or exceeds state and federal standards,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “Our public works and engineering teams work hard to ensure the city has safe drinking water.”

The city supplies water to approximately 69,000 residents—about 74 percent of the 93,395 residents who live within the city limits. The remaining 26 percent of residents in Beaverton are supplied water by the Tualatin Valley Water District, Raleigh Water District, or the West Slope Water District. A detailed map showing water service providers is located at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WaterServiceMap.

Paper copies of the water quality report will be available at City Hall, city libraries (main branch and Murray Scholls), and the Public Works Department. To receive a copy of the report, please contact Shelley Searle at 503-526-2278. For translation services or to speak with someone about the report, call the water quality report hotline at 503-350-4017.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city’s award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors’ Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city’s nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year—Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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/CityofBeavertonRead on...