A city that nurtures greatness

A city that nurtures greatness



A lot of people don’t realize our city’s rich sport history. Our city has been home to Olympic athletes, such as Carolyn Wood, who at just 14 years old, won a gold medal in the 4×100 meter medley relay at the 1960 Rome Olympics. We’ve been home to world record holders like Mac Wilkins, who set the discus world record four times. We’ve produced athletes who have competed in the MLS, MLB, WNBA, NBA, NFL amongst others. These individuals exemplify the heights of physical achievement and dedication.

However, the true measure of Beaverton’s greatness lies not in these singular achievements but in the everyday actions of its people. It is the willingness of our residents to support one another, to make Beaverton a better place, that truly defines our city’s character. Organizations such as HomePlate Youth Services provide crucial support to young people facing housing instability, embodying the compassion at the heart of our community. Our Neighborhood Associations work tirelessly to organize events and implement positive changes, enhancing the local experience for everyone.

Moreover, cultural organizations like the Community Pulse Association play a vital role in bringing together members of our diverse community, including the Russian and Ukrainian speaking populations, ensuring that all voices are heard and needs are met. These examples are but a glimpse into the myriad ways in which Beaverton’s residents contribute to our shared life, making our city a little bit better every day.

To each and every one of you who volunteers, advocates, and contributes to our community: thank you. Your efforts do not go unnoticed. Together, we are creating a legacy of greatness, not defined solely by the achievements of the few but by the collective action of the many. Thank you for making Beaverton a place we are all proud to call home.”


Lacey Beaty was elected Mayor of Beaverton in 2020. Prior to serving as Mayor, she served for six years on the Beaverton City Council.