Public Safety Center Plaza Naming
Call for Submissions: We Want Your Ideas!
The city completed construction on the new Public Safety Center building in 2020, located at the corner of Hall Blvd. and Allen Blvd., which included the creation of a new public plaza. The city is seeking to engage in a more intentional process of naming public spaces and would like active community participation to meet that end. The city is inviting community members to submit their ideas to be considered in naming this new public space.
The outdoor plaza also features three illuminated stainless-steel sculptures in the form of abstract Beaverton Police badges created by artist Blessing Hancock. The work, titled “Insignia,” represents the motto of the Beaverton Police Department: Courage, Compassion and Integrity. The sculptures are illuminated by LED lights that can change colors and include many words that reflect the BPD’s motto collected from the community in 2019.
A committee of representatives from the Diversity Advisory Board, Beaverton Arts Commission, and Central, Highland, and Vose Neighborhood Association Committees (NACs) will review the public submissions and make a selection of 3-5 names for City Council consideration in June.
Any suggestion is welcome. There are three categories to choose from—Beaverton resident (deceased or living); tribal name to honor the indigenous lands on which the building rests; or general suggestion. Please provide as detailed an explanation as possible for the suggestion to give context for consideration.
Note: processes are currently underway to advance priority area CB3 (Acknowledgement of diversity in public spaces) in the city’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. As part of this effort, the city is actively involved in the research and development of a new historical narrative for Beaverton that highlights the contributions of native peoples, communities of color, immigrants and refugees. Names generated from this research will be considered in addition to all other suggestions.
The submission period has closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their ideas!
The city will be hosting an unveiling event in August (either virtual, in-person, or a combination of both) to celebrate the name selection and art installation. Your safety is our top priority as we continue to plan for this event.
If you have any questions, please contact Franziska Rose, Public Involvement Coordinator, at frose@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503-526-2543.