Hello friends! It’s wonderful to be in Beaverton, experiencing the beauty of my first fall season in the Pacific Northwest, as your new city manager. Everyone has been overwhelmingly welcoming since my arrival just a few months ago. I’ve been invited on tours and coffee dates, tried dozens of new restaurants, walked your neighborhoods, and visited parks, trails and schools throughout the area. It’s been so nice to learn more about our great city! I can’t wait to connect with you further on city programs and activities as we work together to advance community priorities.
You have a dedicated City Council team who is addressing extremely important topics — our ongoing response to COVID-19, support for local businesses, facilitating affordable housing, prioritizing inclusion and diversity initiatives, and remaining focused on public safety to name just a few. I plan to help build upon the great work that’s already been done.
In the coming months, I will explore deeper, with neighbors and partners, our progress on these topics and others. I want to help do all we can to support your health and wellness in the coming year and beyond.
Happy holidays and new year!
Jenny Haruyama, City Manager