THPRD’s Visioning Process Earns National Recognition: Join an advisory committee
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THPRD’s Visioning Process Earns National Recognition
THPRD’s visioning process was selected for two national awards: the Public Involvement Project of the Year in the United States and as the winner of the Core Values Award for Respect for Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture. THPRD was honored in a virtual ceremony today by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) USA Chapter. Projects are evaluated by a panel of professionals in public involvement from throughout the U.S. In writing about the THPRD visioning work judges said, “Your inclusive, whole-community approach sets a standard for 21st Century participation.”
Founded in 1990, IAP2 is an international federation of public involvement professionals working in 26 countries to advance best practices in public participation in government decision making. As the winning project from the United States, THPRD will now advance to international competition.
“On behalf of everyone at THPRD, we are honored and humbled to receive the Core Values Award as well as the Overall Project of the Year Award,” said THPRD Board President Tya Ping. “This means more than you can even imagine. Our visioning volunteers and staff literally hit it out of the park, reaching thousands of people, leading with intentionality to connect with underserved and BIPOC communities. We are so passionate about leading with our racial equity values and to be recognized by the IAP2 for this work feels incredible.”
THPRD Board of Directors Adopts New Equity & Inclusion Statement
The district’s staff equity team, the Welcoming and Inclusive Committee, presented an updated statement that the Board of Directors Adopted.
We acknowledge that all U.S. government agencies have roots stemming from systemic racism and oppression, including THPRD.
We seek to hold ourselves accountable for our role in perpetuating these systems and are committed to taking action to create meaningful change.
We aspire to bring people together, to be a welcoming and inclusive park & recreation district, and to live our values of advancing social and racial equity.
To learn more, visit the district’s website at www.thprd.org.
Join a THPRD Advisory Committee
We are recruiting now for our district advisory committees. Interested in giving advice for nature and trails, parks and facilities, or programs and events?
Apply now on our website at www.thprd.org.
Stuhr Center is Reopened, and You Can Help a Senior!
THPRD is excited to welcome back guests 55 and better to the Stuhr Center. The facility reopened on September 13 with limited activities including weight/cardio room, coffee bar, fitness classes and rentals.
Want to help a senior enjoy the Stuhr Center? We have a special campaign underway where you can make a donation to the Tualatin Hills Foundation and sponsor a senior for a monthly pass to the center. Donations are tax deductible.
Help us help up to 200 seniors enjoy monthly passes by donating here http://www.thpf.org/v3/donateprograms.cfm.