Leadership Transition at the BDA: We are excited for the future of our downtown district



I’m leaving my job as the Beaverton Downtown Association executive director, and we are in the process of hiring the next leader of this organization.

I started this role in 2018, and it’s been a great fit for me. We promote the historic preservation of downtown while supporting its physical, social, and economic environment.

We’ve received $200,000 to restore the Nak Won building. We raised over $100,000 to install seven new artistic blade signs in downtown businesses. We planned events that brought a few thousand visitors into downtown and that directly injected financial investment into the businesses here. We helped install six sidewalk murals and three wall murals, with one more on the way early this summer. We advocated for outdoor business spaces, including the 1st Street Dining Commons. We helped businesses apply for grants throughout the pandemic.

That’s a lot for a nonprofit of our size, and it’s time to hand it over to someone with a fresh vision, perspective, and leadership style.

If you or someone you know is interested in being the executive director of the BDA, visit our website at www.downtownbeaverton.org/jobs, but hurry and submit your application if the page is still live, because by the time this article is published, the application window may be closing soon.

We are excited for the future of the Beaverton Downtown Association and the future of downtown Beaverton, and we are excited to continue building relationships with our community, neighbors, and friends.

See you in downtown,

~ Kevin Teater

None of our work is possible without funding support from our community. If you’d like to help, you can become a monthly RAISE UP Downtown Beaverton donor on our website at www.downtownbeaverton.org/support. We appreciate all of you!


The Beaverton Downtown Association promotes the historic preservation and economic development of Old Town Beaverton. Want to get involved? Check out our website at www.downtownbeaverton.org.