Highlights of the City of Beaverton
The city maintained regular services in innovative ways to ensure all stay safe during the pandemic. We provided vital support to our residents, local economy and those most in need.
City Manager’s Message
It’s a new year and we have so much in store— community plans are taking shape, downtown Beaverton is livelier than ever, our new arts center is just weeks from opening, and we have exciting developments happening in nearly every neighborhood.
I feel energized for this next chapter in our city’s history. The resiliency and resolve of our residents is undeniable. Seeing how our business owners have embraced recovery and community members have reached out to share a giving hand is truly remarkable.
We’ve compiled a snapshot of the city’s accomplishments from last year to share our creative and constant approaches to providing city services. Check out pages 8-9 for our annual report listing with a handful of highlights.
So much of this work and more was possible because of you!
We expanded the community’s winter weather shelter, opened cooling centers during extreme heat, welcomed back in-person services and events, made progress with our sustainability and housing goals, and completed renovation on City Park Fountain—get ready for the grand opening in spring
It’s been wonderful to witness your interest in the work underway. I appreciate your calls, constructive conversations, and ongoing support.
I can’t wait to see what else we will achieve together.
Jenny Haruyama, City Manager
■ Offered cooling centers
■ Added safe parking host sites
■ Extended shelter operation times
■ Worked toward permanent shelter
■ Offered case management at shelter
■ Increased allocation for Social Services Funding Grants
■ Partnered with Bridges to Change to provide mental health and housing support
■ Expanded Year-Round Welcoming Grants program
■ The Beaverton Night Market and Beaverton Welcoming Week returned
■ Worked with community partners on antiracist history of Beaverton project
■ Opened Mary Ann housing complex
■ Launched Open Air Beaverton Permanent Permit Program
■ Offered Emergency Business Assistance Grants
■ Continued construction on downtown Beaverton parking garage
■ Completed City Park Fountain improvements
■ Began Western Avenue improvements
■ Began work on South Cooper Mountain Reservoir
■ Upgraded utility billing software
■ Resumed utility billing in-person services
Beaverton Police Department
■ Partnered with community organizations to strengthen relationships with BIPOC groups
■ Produced online videos in Spanish
■ Expanded counseling services to staff
■ Continued Shop with a Cop, Giving Tree, Coffee with a Cop, and Ladies in Blue Clothing Closet events
Public Engagement Opportunities
■ Continued in-person, virtual and hybrid public events, including Beaverton Winter Lights, wellness events, and State of the City
■ Kicked off Community Visioning Update
■ Continued work on the Cooper Mountain Community Plan and the Housing Options Project
■ Began work on Downtown Equity Strategy
■ Named Unity Square
■ Started Downtown Loop engagement efforts
■ Began work on new city website
■ Resumed in-person services
■ Launched Climate Action Task Force
■ Continued LED street light upgrade
■ Created BCL To Go curbside pickup and Book Bundle programs
■ Held One Book, One Beaverton communitywide reading event
■ Donated books to Little Free Libraries, Beaverton School District Meal Service events, and other community events
■ Resumed in-person services
■ Engaged with community partners and residents on new strategic plan
■ Constructed four study spaces for public use
■ Continued work on the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts
■ Installed new public art
■ Continued grant programs