Your Beaverton Update for January 13, 2022

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

Mayor Beaty proclaimed Monday, Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Beaverton and encouraged residents to seek impact in their own communities. See the proclamation at https://bvtn.info/3K9grWe.

The Oregon Technology Business Center, a local incubator that helps entrepreneurs and startups build and grow companies, provided an update on latest investments and winners of this year’s Beaverton Startup Challenge. Five businesses were selected from a pool of 50 applicants to receive a $25,000 investment, mentoring, office space and other services to help develop their businesses. See the update at https://bvtn.info/31Sx7Qh. Learn more at otbc.org.

The City Council received a quarterly report on the status of the city’s 55 active Capital Improvement Projects. Several transportation and water projects were highlighted, including work along Division Street, the Fountain renovation at City Park and Western Avenue Improvements. See the report at https://bvtn.info/3I2fDk6.

The Willamette Water Supply Program (WWSP) shared its latest cost projections and budgetary increases related to supply chain issues and construction disruptions. The WWSP is a new water supply project designed to help meet the region’s growing water needs. The City of Beaverton is a partial project owner and will receive up to five million gallons per day when operational in 2026 to enhance the city’s existing water supply. See the presentation at https://bvtn.info/3tkOlRH. Learn more at ourreliablewater.org.

View a recording of the entire meeting and agendas for future meetings at: www.BeavertonOregon.gov/268/Agendas-Minutes.

Coming up in their next meeting (Tuesday, January 18):

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

Opportunities to Get Involved

City Council Election filing to begin January 20

Beaverton residents interested in running for election to the Beaverton City Council can obtain a Candidate’s Filing Handbook beginning January 20. Four City Council positions are open. The filing deadline is March 8. The primary election is May 17.

www.BeavertonOregon.gov/257/Elections

Current Job Openings

Assistant City Attorney

Building Inspector

Electrical Inspector

Engineering Services Manager

Human Resources Coordinator

Public Works Technician – Landscape

www.governmentjobs.com/careers/beaverton

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