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VAN Convenings and News
More than just a job fair, the upcoming Behavioral Health Job Fair & Career Conference offers opportunities for jobseekers, students, and all who want to confront the behavioral health crisis!

We are particularly excited to invite professionals interested in supporting the behavioral health sector in Washington County to join us for a Cross-sector Conversation to explore a Behavioral Health Collaborative.

Jobseekers and students can benefit from a presentation in Spanish on serving the mental health needs of Latinx/a/o communities, breakout sessions with behavioral health employers on Jobs & Career Pathways, and also hear from experts on Policy and Public Investment in Behavioral Health.

Employers, educators, or organizations interested in sharing info at this event can email glenn@visionactionnetwork.org for information on tabling and other ways to participate. 
Walk-In registration welcome!
All participants will be entered into a prize drawing!
Brought to you with support from:
Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact ally@visionactionnetwork.org
Register now for adVANce, our annual gathering of grantseekers and funders!

Tue, Jan 24, 8:30-noon
Village Church, Beaverton
330 SW Murray Blvd

adVANce will allow you to explore new partnerships that lead to mutual understanding, successful grant proposals, and more financial resources for your organization! This year we are pleased to have local government agencies attending, along with foundations and corporate funders.

We'll kick off with a panel discussion between funders and nonprofits on what it takes to reimagine and redefine their relationships to better meet the needs of our community, followed by the ever-popular round-robin conversations.
Brought to you with support from:
Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact ally@visionactionnetwork.org
Our next gathering of Thrives All-Collaborative is right around the corner, on Wednesday, January 18, 2023! Register now to join us!

Participants can expect an update on the Behavioral Health Initiative, including exciting news about a collaboration with Adelante Mujeres and Raíces de Bienestar to expand Latinx behavioral health services in Washington County and beyond.

In addition, Washington County Department of Housing Services will present an update of its work, budget, timeline, and plans for community engagement.

As usual, there will be time for participants to share relevant updates and announcements. Please join us for this valuable multi-sector convening.

Past events - watch the recording!
VAN hosted a special conversation about the upcoming 2023 Legislative Session with state policy makers who represent Washington County residents.
VAN arranged for a representative from the Paid Leave Oregon to provide an overview and answer questions about the new policies that go into effect on Jan 1 regarding the Oregon Family and Medical Leave contributions.
Get Engaged!
Visit our Community Events Calendar for opportunities to engage meaningfully in your community!
Featured Event
January 14-16
Various Times & Locations

The Tigard community is coming together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the January 14-16 federal holiday weekend through a series of volunteer events including:

  • Egg Hunt Prep
  • Street Clean Up
  • Ivy Removal
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Street Clean Up
  • Food Boxes
  • Tree Planting

Martin Luther King Day is observed the third Monday of January — on January 16 this year. King was an influential civil rights leader — best known for his work on racial equality and ending racial segregation in the United States. His life and achievements are remembered and celebrated on this day.
Featured Event
Sat, Jan 28, 1–3:15pm
Hillsboro Community Senior Center & online via Zoom

Engage with presentations followed by questions and answers to deepen our community understanding of homelessness. Presented in English & Spanish.

The Homeless Services System in Washington County has grown significantly in the last two years. The City of Hillsboro, Washington County and our other City partners work closely with non-profit service providers to operate a continuum of services that provide pathways from homelessness to a stable home. This presentation will provide an overview of the whole system from street outreach to permanent housing.

Attend one or all presentations. Open house displays highlighting local homelessness projects will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
Your City, Your County, Your Community
Beaverton City Library hosts a series of events inspired by The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton for their community-wide reading program.
Mayor Steve Callaway will deliver an update on the City's progress and achievements throughout the year. Tues, Jan 31, 5pm at Hidden Creek Community Center.
The annual Tigard Chamber of Commerce State of Business event will address The Impact of Inflation and Rising Costs Businesses Face in 2023. Thur, Feb 2 from 7:30-9am at the Broadway Rose Theatre.
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is hosting Oregon State Legislators of Washington County for discussion about the current state of business in the county. Mon, Jan 30, 5:30-7pm.
On Jan 12, 6-8pm, the WCSO recruitment team will be at the new Public Safety Training Center in Hillsboro (600 SW Walnut Street) to provide an overview of their hiring process and answer questions.
Volunteers needed for advisory boards and commissions. Apply to serve on a board, committee, or commission to advise the Board of Commissioners on matters of interest to people who live and work in Washington County. 
TriMet seeks community feedback on a proposed fare increase. Participate via a survey or attend virtual or in-person open houses offered in several languages between Jan 17-Feb 4.