Our Town: Boards & Commissions | Community Events
Make a Difference Where You Live! Apply for Beaverton’s Boards and Commissions
Beaverton’s boards and commissions are a great way to get involved in your community, share your ideas and perspectives on important civic issues, and shape the future of our city. With everything from climate action, housing, human rights, the arts, social services, diversity, urban renewal, libraries, city budgeting, community involvement, traffic, land use, bicycles, and more, there are many opportunities to choose from. Know an inspiring young person? The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board is also recruiting Beaverton-area high schoolers to serve on the board for the 2023-24 school year.
Beaverton’s boards and commissions are vital to the work we do at the city by incorporating the desires of the community in developing plans and policies. Their creativity has also produced beloved Beaverton programs and events such as the Library of Things, the annual Bike Beaverton event, and the annual Beaverton Night Market.
We invite you to join us in creating the community you want to see. Applications are due by Monday, Sep. 18. Terms begin in January.
The city is also recruiting transportation ambassadors to support the Transportation System Plan Update.
Learn more and apply online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/GetInvolved. Applications are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean. For more information on the Transportation System Plan, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/GoBeaverton.
CITY OF BEAVERTON PRESENTS 2023 Community Events
- Beaverton Half Marathon Saturday, Sep. 9 | 8 a.m. to noon beginning at Portland Running Company. Adventure through scenic roads and trails throughout Beaverton. This is a City-supported event.
- Sam Day 5K Saturday, Sep. 16 | 8:30 a.m. at NW Greenbrier Parkway. 5K & Kids Run hosted by the Sam Day Foundation. This is a City-supported event.
- Beaverton Sun Run Saturday, Sep. 23 | 7 a.m. at SW 5th Street from SW Griffith Drive to SW Menlo Drive. 5K and 10K family event hosted by the Rotary Club of Beaverton. This is a City-supported event.
- Beaverton Celebration Parade Saturday, Sep. 23 | 10 a.m. to noon at SW 5th Street from SW Griffith Drive to SW Menlo Drive. A day of festive floats, marching bands, community groups, local businesses, and more.
Find out more at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.
Beaverton Welcoming Week 2023 is here!
The city is celebrating its ninth annual Beaverton Welcoming Week from Friday, Sep. 8, through Sunday, Sep. 17.
In Beaverton, we are fortunate to have several community-led events, including six feature events that the city is proud to support through its annual Welcoming Week grants. Come out and enjoy both virtual and in-person opportunities to connect across cultures during the week! Join us to learn traditional Korean, Chinese, and pre-Hispanic dances; cook traditional Ethiopian, Cameroonian, Ukrainian, and Filipino dishes; learn about a project that seeks to address gaps in the historical record and redefine whose stories are considered history; and so much more!
Where We Belong Schedule of Events
Eastern European Cultural Event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Beaverton Family YMCA, 9685 SW Harvest Ct. Borscht, pampushki, and sushka bread! Join Community Pulse Action for Ukrainian food, song, and dance, and a Ukrainian cooking masterclass.
3rd Annual Chinese Cultural Exhibition, 2-4 p.m. | Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St. Celebrate Chinese culture with the Haiyan Dance Academy! Enjoy traditional Chinese dance, music, martial arts, and spoken word performances.
Evie: The Library Bookmobile 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Beaverton City Library. Meet Evie, the new Beaverton Library Bookmobile! Stay for story time, games, and crafts, and learn about all the ways Evie will serve the Beaverton community.
Ethiopian Cooking Demo 6-8 p.m. | Conestoga Recreation Center. Eleni Woldeyes of Eleni’s Kitchen is back to lead us in a cooking class featuring popular traditional Ethiopian recipes while also digging into their rich histories.
Our Cities, Our Stories 6-7:30 p.m. | Beaverton City Library. Join Five Oaks Museum for a panel discussion of Our City, Our Stories: An Expanded History of Beaverton. The project seeks to address gaps in the historical record and redefine whose stories are considered history in Beaverton.
Food for Thought 6-8 p.m. | Conestoga Recreation Center. Join Malaya PDX and participate in a Filipino cooking lesson featuring foods that are eaten by hand, known as “kamayan style,” while engaging in dialogue about the history of Filipino food and migration in the Filipino community.
Cameroonian Cultural Showcase 6-8 p.m. | Beaverton City Library. Learn about the 10 different regions of Cameroon through food, music, and traditional regalia, with the association of Cameroonians in Oregon.
El Grito Celebration, 3 p.m. | Gabriela Studio, 18075 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy. Enjoy a performance of ballet folklorico and learn traditional rhythmic movements that celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Academia Gabriela.
Visit www.BeavertonOregon. gov/WelcomingWeek for updates, event information, and RSVP instructions.