Councilor: Position 5
Marc joined the City Council in November, 2008, after he was elected to fill an open, unexpired term. Before joining the Council, Marc worked on the city’s Planning Commission and the Committee for Community Involvement. Marc is proud that Beaverton is a Welcoming City. He believes in strong public involvement, a rich community vision, good planning for downtown and all around the city, effective economic development, and attention to detail across the wide range of services the city offers to its residents, employers, and employees.
Beaverton has a storied and outstanding history. The city has been changing in the last decade with the arrival of many more young people, immigrants, and refugees. I welcome the richness that diversity of origin brings to our local culture, and encourage all to participate in creating a common vision and achieving an exciting future for Beaverton. We have great neighborhoods, great schools, great parks, and great heart in our community. As we grow, I want to see new development bring great places for living, people-friendly public spaces, terrific restaurants, high-quality building design, and successful employers with good jobs for our residents. At the same time, we must pay careful attention to improving transportation, to maintaining robust infrastructure, and to enhancing our important places. I also want to get more people involved with their neighborhoods, with city events and projects, and with our advisory committees. Welcome to Beaverton, where It Is Happening!
City of Beaverton Boards & Commissions
- Beaverton Budget Committee - Council member
- Beaverton Urban Redevelopment Agency Board – Council member
- Mayor's Youth Advisory Board
- Visioning Advisory Committee
- Arts Commission Board
- Bicycle Advisory Committee
- Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Committee
- Committee for Community Involvement
- Committee on Aging
- Diversity Advisory Board
- Human Rights Advisory Commission
- Library Advisory Board
- Sister Cities Advisory Board
Other Boards and Commissions
Marc is one of Beaverton's three representatives to the Joint Water Commission, the intergovernmental agency which treats and supplies the City of Beaverton's drinking water. Marc works on the board of the Oregon Technology Business Center, the growth business incubator started by the City of Beaverton. Marc served as chair of the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District's bond oversight committee from 2009 through 2014. He served on Beaverton's Committee for Community Involvement from 2006 to 2008, on Beaverton's Planning Commission in 2007 and 2008, and from mid-2008 until January 2014 as chair of Washington County's Planning Commission.
Background and Education
Marc worked in the computer software industry for over 26 years, the majority in Beaverton, and continues to help entrepreneurs in Beaverton. He earned a BA in Physics and Music from Dartmouth College in 1978, and an MA in Music Composition from the University of California, San Diego, in 1980. Marc is married to Kathryn Harrington, and lives in northwest Beaverton, near NW 180th Ave. and Walker Rd.