Are you looking for a new way to give back to the Beaverton community? Beaverton’s boards and commissions are comprised of passionate volunteers dedicated to the betterment of Beaverton. Each board and commission has its own mission in supporting an area of need or interest throughout the city. With everything from human rights, the arts, social services, diversity, urban renewal, libraries, city budgeting, community involvement, traffic, land use, bicycles, and more, there are many opportunities to choose from. We are also seeking volunteers for the Climate Action Task Force and the Housing Technical Advisory Group (HTAG) that provides feedback on proposed housing policies, programs, and activities, and serve as housing ambassadors in the community.
Beaverton’s boards and commissions play a critical role in supporting city functions and advising the City Council and Mayor on a variety of issues and topics. All are essential to incorporating the community’s voice in city decision-making. It’s not all feedback-focused though; their creativity has also produced beloved Beaverton programs and events such as the “Library of Things,” the annual Bike Beaverton event, and the annual Beaverton Night Markets.
We invite you to join us in creating the community you want to see. Bring your perspective, ideas, and passion and apply today at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/GetInvolved.
Applications are due by Monday, Oct. 3. Terms begin January 2023.
Questions? Email neighbormail@BeavertonOregon.gov or call 503-526-2543.
Want to chat about board openings?
Join us online or in-person during the month of September to get your questions answered.
Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/GetInvolved for dates, times, and locations.
Boards and Commissions Accomplishments
Beaverton’s boards and commissions assisted with many projects in 2021 and 2022, find out how you can continue their important work in 2023 at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/GetInvolved.
Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC)
Approved public art approach and expansion of StudioKCA’s Ribbon artwork for the Hall/Crescent Streetscape Improvement project adjacent to The Reser.
Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement (BCCI)
At the request of the Neighborhood Advisory Committees, the BCCI formed a Neighborhood Traffic Calming workgroup to examine the effectiveness of the current program. Traffic Commission considered the BCCI’s feedback and made changes to the program.
Bicycle Advisory Committee
The committee provided technical input and feedback on several plans and projects including THPRD’s Westside Trail Bridge over U.S. 26, Washington County’s Complete Streets and Bicycle Facility Design Toolkit, and the Downtown Parking Management and Action Plan.
Beaverton Urban Redevelopment Agency Board (BURA) and Urban Renewal Advisory Committee (URAC)
Projects and programs included the Downtown Equity Strategy; the Beaverton Downtown Loop Project; Downtown Parking Management and Action Plan; passing the BURA annual budget; downtown parking projects; and acquiring and managing of strategic properties in the urban redevelopment area, such as properties located on SW Beaverdam Road, SW Hall Boulevard, and SW Lombard Avenue.
Diversity Advisory Board (DAB)
Completed review of the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan Annual Report and assigned progress ratings to each of the six priority areas; presented feedback to City Council; hosted the eighth Beaverton Night Market in July and August of this year.
Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg, City Councilor
“I hope you’ll consider serving on one of Beaverton’s boards, commissions or advisory groups. Your engagement with the community and your role in holding the City Council accountable is so important to healthy local government.”
Laura Mitchell, City Councilor
“Getting involved with a Beaverton board or commission is a great, interactive way to experience your community and meet your neighbors!”
Edward Kimmi, City Councilor
“I was the founding member of the Diversity Advisory Board and helped create the Beaverton Night Market. It was a very exciting and a rewarding process that made me get more involved with the city where I raised my family and business. You can help make Beaverton a thriving city where people live, work, and play.”
Allison Tivnon, City Councilor
“The work and insights you provide via our boards and commissions can lead to profoundly positive and lasting impacts for our community — not to mention the life-long friends to be made in the process!”
John Dugger, City Councilor
“Your voice matters. As an elected official making decisions on a number of different topics, I look to our boards, commissions, and advisory groups to help craft policy and bring ideas to our attention. If you’re able, we’d love to have your voice, ideas, and passion to help guide our beautiful city.”
Nadia Hasan, City Councilor
“Knowing what I know now, civic engagement enhances awareness of local issues in our community. Your voice is the mechanism to hold government accountable — get involved!“