Two May events come to downtown, so much has been going on
Things at the BDA have been very exciting and eventful this past month! Our Executive Director search is well underway and we’re hoping that next month’s BRG article will announce our selected candidate. We’ve also been very busy with our annual strategic planning work. We are thrilled to showcase our revised mission statement: To promote the public use of Beaverton’s traditional downtown area and its historical preservation while supporting its physical environment, economic vitality, and inclusive community.
To bring this vision to life, we will be implementing five strategic pillars for the organization taken directly from the mission statement:
- Promote the use of the Downtown Area,
- Advocate historic preservation,
- Improve the physical environment,
- Support economic vitality,
- Increase inclusive community.
We’re already starting strong on our strategic pillars as we have recently revamped our Economic Vitality committee and for the first time, we have a full committee made up of all Downtown business owners. We’ve also added new membership and diversity to our Board of Directors with four new members including a youth representative from Aloha High School.
To promote the use of the downtown area, We are happy to announce that tickets are on sale for our annual Old Town Wine & Food Walk which will take place May 20th from 3 – 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased via our website.
In addition, we are partnering with Trek Bikes, Binary Brewing, and Carina’s bakery for our first ever Best Day Family Bike Ride on May 6th starting at 12pm. Come celebrate the installation of new bike racks across the Downtown area with the family!
The Beaverton Downtown Association is currently recruiting a Design Committee Chair and a Youth Chair. Want to get involved? Check out www.downtownbeaverton.org.