Our Town: Welcoming Week | Boards & Commissions (Building a Better Beaverton)
Where We Belong: Beaverton Welcoming Week 2022 is September 9 Through 18
The city is excited to celebrate its eighth annual Beaverton Welcoming Week, coming up Friday, Sep. 9 through Sunday, Sep. 18. This year’s national theme, “Where We Belong,” focuses on the places and spaces that foster belonging. “Where We Belong” aims to go deeper and spark individual reflection on how and why belonging occurs as well as ways we can break barriers so that places can foster belonging for all, including immigrants, and refugees.
In Beaverton, we are fortunate to have several inspiring, 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, in-person opportunities to connect across cultures during the week! Join us to learn traditional Korean, Chinese and pre-Hispanic dances; cook traditional Ethiopian dishes and build with local Afghan families; learn about caring for Black, naturally curly hair from local stylists, and so much more!
Visit www.BeavertonOregon. gov/WelcomingWeek to see a complete listing of the week’s events and the most updated information.
Get Involved! Apply for Beaverton’s Boards & Commissions
Are you looking for a new way to give back to the Beaverton community? Beaverton’s boards and commissions are comprised of passionate volunteers dedicated to the betterment of Beaverton. Each board and commission has its own mission in supporting an area of need or interest throughout the city. With everything from 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. We are also seeking volunteers for the Climate Action Task Force and the Housing Technical Advisory Group (HTAG) that provides feedback on proposed housing policies, programs, and activities, and serve as housing ambassadors in the community.
Beaverton’s boards and commissions play a critical role in supporting city functions and advising the City Council and Mayor on a variety of issues and topics. All are essential to incorporating the community’s voice in city decision-making. It’s not all feedback-focused though; 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 Markets.
We invite you to join us in creating the community you want to see. Bring your perspective, ideas, and passion and apply today at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/GetInvolved.
Applications are due by Monday, Oct. 3. Terms begin January 2023.
Questions? Email neighbormail@BeavertonOregon.gov or call 503-526-2543. Want to chat about board openings? Join us online or in-person during the month of September to get your questions answered. Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/GetInvolved for dates, times, and locations.