Learn more at the State of the City Address: Exciting changes ahead
Spring is coming and there’s a lot of newness on the horizon. We recently swore in new City Councilors Hartmeier-Prigg, Dugger, Kimmi, Teater, and BPD Chief Jepson.
We’ve welcomed new staff members at all levels of the organization. And thanks to the recent awards of federal funding for infrastructure, transportation, and other projects, we have some new (or newly funded!) projects on the horizon.
At the end of 2022, we were excited to learn that we would receive $3M for the development of our new year-round shelter and $4M for our Downtown Loop Project (in addition to the $2M planning grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation). This critical funding will enable us to care for our most vulnerable community members and improve safety for all while supporting climate-friendly transportation.
On March 13, I’m excited to share with you this year’s State of the City address (6 p.m., The Reser and available via broadcast). We’ll spend time reflecting on all that we’ve been through and accomplished together over the last year, and we’ll look ahead to what’s next in 2023.
Lacey Beaty was elected Mayor of Beaverton in 2020. Prior to serving as Mayor, she served for six years on the Beaverton City Council.