Your Beaverton Update for August 26, 2021

Here is your update on what has happened with the City of Beaverton this week, and a preview of what to look for in the next week to come.

City Council

In their most recent meeting (Tuesday, August 24) Mayor Beaty and the City Council passed a resolution Declaring Beaverton a Sanctuary City for Refugees From Afghanistan.

They also had roundtable discussions on police oversight options and American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Coming up in their next meeting (Tuesday, September 7):

Mayor Beaty and the Council will meet to discuss city priorities.

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/268/Agendas-Minutes

City Manager Update

New City Manager, Jen Haruyama, started the job this week on Monday, August 23.

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/1749/City-Manager

Opportunities to Get Involved

Beaverton Visioning Snapshot Survey

What’s important to you?

Take a brief snapshot survey to help us start planning Beaverton’s future.

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/218/Beaverton-Community-Vision

Boards and Commissions Recruitment

Beaverton’s boards and commissions play a critical role in supporting city functions and advising the Council and Mayor on a variety of issues and topics. During the Month of September, applications are open to join available boards or commissions.

Unsure of which board you might be interested in applying to? Want to talk to someone about their experience as a board member? Visit an open “office hour” via Zoom ask questions and have a more in-depth conversation about the city’s boards and commissions, the application and appointment process, or anything else related to this involvement opportunity.

  • Wednesday, September 1  |  12 PM – 1 PM
  • Tuesday, September 7  |  3 PM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 11  |  10 AM – 11 AM
  • Wednesday, September 29  |  5 PM – 6 PM

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/252/Boards-Commissions-Advisory-Groups

Upcoming Events

Beaverton Virtual Voters’ Forum – September 9

Voters’ Forums are great ways to learn about the candidates running to represent you! This is your opportunity to hear directly from the candidates running for office and express your concerns, ask questions, and let them know what you think are important issues to address.

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/699/Voters-Forum

Beaverton Welcoming Week – September 10 – 19

Beaverton Welcoming Week is an annual series of events designed to bring together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/1959/Welcoming-Week

Beaverton City Council Runoff Election – September 21

Ballots will be mailed out Wednesday, September 1, 2021, by the Washington County Elections Division.

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/257/Elections

Current Job Openings

  • Assistant City Attorney – Land Use
  • Assistant City Attorney – Labor and Employment
  • Community Service Officer
  • Facilities Project Manager
  • Library Reference Assistant
  • Planning Commission Recorder
  • Planning Technician
  • Senior Capital Projects Engineer
  • Senior Planner
  • Utility Billing Specialist

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/beaverton

Find out about all of this and more at https://www.BeavertonOregon.gov/