Message from the Mayor: By Mayor Denny Doyle

Can you believe it’s already late spring and we’re ready to start summer barbeque 01 Mayor Denny Doyle portraitseason? I had a lot of fun in April getting to throw the opening pitch for the start of the Murrayhill Little League season. It is so great to see the kids burst onto the field with energy to start the season.

Speaking of starts, I can’t wait for the summer to begin. We’ve been busy at city hall planning for our annual summer events that are enjoyed by more than 30,000 people. This year we’ll be out in full force to talk about “Be Green in ‘17” and how we can all do our part locally to support a healthy environment.

One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with so many different people who share a common goal—to make our city even better. One of the things that sets Beaverton apart is our community visioning work. Our volunteer group is scheduled to give us an update at city council in May. I’ve had a chance to get a sneak peek at their report, and was very pleased to see that we’ve made progress on more than 84 percent of the ideas in the plan. Way to go!

You can see the progress we are making throughout the community. This month we’ll celebrate a groundbreaking for Rembold Development in the heart of our downtown at the former Westgate Theater site. We are making great strides on the development of our Beaverton Center for the Arts. We’re hosting our first Rose Festival Half Marathon and look forward to starting a new annual tradition for Beaverton.

I want to thank you, the Beaverton community, for all of your support. On behalf of the women and men who work for you at city hall, in our police department, in our libraries, and in public works, we couldn’t do what we do without your unwavering support for your city.