Your Beaverton Update for January 20, 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

The City Council received an update on Beaverton’s Equity Procurement Program, work with COBID (Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity) businesses, and opportunities for minority-owned businesses, woman-owned businesses, businesses owned by service-disabled veterans, and emerging small businesses. The presentation outlined COBID business outreach and usage during the past two fiscal years, current and upcoming activities, and changes in requirements for city staff—including a citywide effort to increase the COBID usage aspirational goal from 10 to 15 percent in future years. View the presentation at https://bvtn.info/3GJ4AM5.

In addition, a work session regarding involvement and support for the Willamette Water Supply System occurred. The City Council acknowledged potential rate increases that would likely occur due to rising project costs due to pandemic-related supply chain issues and construction disruptions. Discussion focused on continued investment in the new water supply that will help meet water needs for future generations. View the work session at https://bvtn.info/3FICDD1 Learn more at www.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, February 8):

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

Opportunities to Get Involved

City Council Election filing to begin today, 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

Upcoming Events

Women & Activism in the 21st Century: A Panel Discussion with Local Activists – January 27 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Virtual One Book, One Beaverton event. Inspired by the “Rebel Girl,” Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, from The Cold Millions and her dedication to her cause, the library will host a moderated panel discussion with local women activists who will share their motivations, trials, and triumphs as advocates for change.

www.BeavertonLibrary.org/385/One-Book-One-Beaverton

State of the City is March 29

We invite you to save-the-date and tune in for Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty’s annual State of the City address. And we want to hear from you! Mayor is looking for stories from our community to share. #BeavertonVoices2022 Learn more at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/246/State-of-the-City

Current Job Openings

Assistant City Attorney

Building Inspector

Electrical Inspector

Engineering Services Manager

Human Resources Coordinator

Lateral Police Officer

Police Officer – Entry Level

Public Works Technician – Landscape

www.governmentjobs.com/careers/beaverton

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