Beaverton Boards and Commissions: Contributing to Our Community 

While some things have slowed down due to the pandemic, Beaverton’s boards and commissions members have been hard at work supporting our community in a multitude of ways. Here are a few highlights of this year: 

2021 Highlights:  

Councilor Marc San Soucie, Diversity Advisory Board City Council Liaison  

“Our Diversity Advisory Board continues to bring valuable and substantive ideas, suggestions, and advice to the city. In addition to helping to organize events and programs of high quality, they bring perspective that helps us all do better as a community. It is a pleasure to work with DAB this year.” 

Diversity Advisory Board  

Earlier in the year, the Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) held a board retreat to choose focus areas and goals for the year. This year, the chosen focus areas are business development and recovery, support for vulnerable populations, and housing. The DAB has been involved in several activities in 2021:  

  • Advised on COVID-19 relief grants for past Beaverton Night Market vendors  
  • Were co-sponsors for the Beaverton Special Election Spring Voters’ Forum  
  • Formed a temporary subgroup to provide recommendations on spending for the federal funds Beaverton will be getting through the American Rescue Plan Act  
  • Actively planning this year’s Beaverton Night Market event  
  • The DAB also has representatives serving on the Public Safety Center Plaza Naming Committee, Housing Technical Advisory Group, and various city hiring panels. 

Councilor Nadia Hasan, Human Rights Advisory Commission City Council Liaison  

“The Human Rights Advisory Commission continues to think innovatively about how we can meet the needs of our community by centering multiple voices and perspectives. They are compassionate individuals with a desire to better our city through collaboration and communication.” 

Human Rights Advisory Commission  

  • After a significant year engaging in critical conversations about policing in our community, the Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) is continuing to prioritize the promotion of Community Safety and Engagement in two core ways:  
  • Providing regular research and advocacy to City Council related to police reform. This work stems from recommendations made by HRAC as the result of their BPD-HRAC Inquiry Sessions  
  • Collaborating with Beaverton Police on a public art project that engages residents in making art, collecting data, elevating community voices, and building authentic relationships 

Councilor Allison Tivnon, Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement City Council Liaison  

“The Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement is a robust representation of all our neighborhoods in Beaverton. The committee serves as our initial go-to group to find out what the community thinks on a variety of subjects.” 

Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement  

The Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement (BCCI) has been busy working on providing feedback/ideas to make the land-use process easier to navigate on the city website and helping update content and useful tips. Eventually videos and other helpful templates will be added for community members to utilize.  

Making recommendations to the traffic calming process has also been a top priority. BCCI made presentations at springtime Neighborhood Association Committee meetings to collect feedback and recommendations to provide to the Traffic Commission.  

Lastly, BCCI held their third virtual Voters’ Forum in April to feature the open City Council seat and Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District candidates. More than 100 questions from the community were submitted for the event. 

Want to learn more?  

Visit http://www.BeavertonOregon.gov/getinvolved to explore each board and commission, watch recordings from previous meetings, and apply when the time comes. Recruitment for boards and commissions takes place annually in September. Terms begin Saturday, Jan. 1.  

Have questions?  

Contact Franziska Rose, Public Involvement Coordinator at frose@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503-526-2543 

Boards & Commissions  

Meeting dates are subject to change.  

For more information, visit http://www.BeavertonOregon.gov/boards.  

Arts Commission  

Monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.  

Beaverton Committee on Aging  

Monthly, 2nd Tuesday, 3 p.m.  

Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement  

Monthly, 4th Monday, 6:30 p.m.  

Bicycle Advisory Committee  

Monthly, 2nd Thursday, 6:30 p.m.  

Diversity Advisory Board  

Monthly, 2nd Monday, 5:30 p.m.  

Human Rights Advisory Commission  

Monthly, 1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.  

Library Advisory Board  

Monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.  

Planning Commission  

Weekly, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.  

Social Services Funding Committee  

Sporadic based on grant timeline, check website  

Traffic Commission  

Monthly, 1st Thursday, 7 p.m.  

Urban Renewal Advisory Committee  

Monthly, 1st Monday, 7 p.m.  

Visioning Advisory Committee  

Monthly, 1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.