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.
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.
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.
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
Engineering Services Manager
Human Resources Coordinator
Lateral Police Officer
Police Officer – Entry Level
Public Works Technician – Landscape
Find out about all of this and more at www.BeavertonOregon.gov.