Beaverton City News: NAC program wins two national awards
By City Staff
Five Oaks Triple Creek Neighborhood Association Committee (NAC) and Highland NAC have both been honored with Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) Neighborhood of the Year awards for their creative efforts in our city.
“I’m proud of Beaverton’s neighborhood volunteers and know they’ve done an exceptional job,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “They are a great example of what people can achieve with grassroots efforts and community involvement.”
The Five Oaks Triple Creek NAC received first place in the Neighborhood of the Year Beautification Award for their restoration and habitat improvements in Autumn Ridge Park and Willow Creek Greenway.
In partnership with Five Oaks Middle School, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District and SOLVE, NAC volunteers have planted more than 4,000 native plants, and removed countless amounts of invasive species and wind-damaged debris. In total, more than 1,700 hours of volunteer work have been dedicated to these projects. To view a brief video that narrates their story, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/neighborhood.
The Highland NAC received second place in the Neighborhood of the Year Neighborliness Award. In 2017, Highland NAC hosted a walking tour of the neighborhood’s architecture and history, and a fall Turkey Trot fun run. Highland NAC began neighborhood walks, runs, and tree plantings to promote an active lifestyle and create opportunities for neighbors to build relationships.
Both NACs utilized the City of Beaverton Neighborhood Matching Grant fund, which brings residents together to support neighborhood-initiated planning, community building and improvement projects.
To learn more about Beaverton’s neighborhoods, involvement opportunities, and the matching grant program and more, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/neighborhood.