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VAN Convenings and News
Following up our successful online event in early November for Behavioral Health Jobs & Career Pathways, Vision Action Network is excited to announce our upcoming FREE, IN-PERSON Behavioral Health Job Fair & Career Conference!

We're expanding on the traditional job fair by offering breakout sessions for jobseekers, students, and behavioral health professionals, along with a session in Spanish with culturally-specific providers serving the mental health needs of Latinx/a/o communities. We'll open the event with a panel discussion on Perspectives in Behavioral Health.

Participants will meet employers and have opportunities to ask questions and get advice, apply immediately for open positions, and learn about an inspiring career field!

Professionals interested in supporting the behavioral health sector in Washington County can join us for a Cross-sector Conversation to explore a Behavioral Health Collaborative.
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
Our annual gathering of grantseekers and funders is one you won't want to miss!

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 on Building and Sustaining Collaborative Community-centered Relationships Between Funders and Nonprofits. We look forward to an insightful conversation 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.

Confirmed Funders:
● Autzen Foundation
● Business Oregon
● City of Beaverton
● City of Hillsboro
● City of Tigard
● CareOregon
● The Collins Foundation
● Cultural Coalition of Washington County
● First Tech Federal Credit Union
● James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation
● Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation
● Metro
● Moda Health
● New Seasons Market
● ninety-nine girlfriends
● Northwest Health Foundation
● PGE Foundation
● Spirit Mountain Community Fund
● Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation
Tue, Jan 24, 2023, 8:30-noon
Village Church, Beaverton
330 SW Murray Blvd
Brought to you with support from:

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact ally@visionactionnetwork.org
VAN is hosting a special conversation about the upcoming 2023 Legislative Session with state policy makers who represent Washington County residents. Register to join us for this free, virtual event on Wed, Dec 14 from 8:30-9:45am.

The following legislators have confirmed attendance and more may join us:
  • Rep. Courtney Neron - HD 26 (Bull Mtn, King City, Sherwood)
  • Rep. Ken Helm – HD 27 (East and South Beaverton, Cedar Hills, West Slope)
  • Rep. Dacia Grayber – HD 28 (Raleigh Hills, Garden Home)
  • Sen. (elect) Aaron Woods – SD 13 (Sherwood, Wilsonville, Tigard, King City, Bull Mountain) 
  • Sen. Janeen Sollman – SD 15 (Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove)
  • Sen. WLnsvey Campos – SD 18 (Beaverton, Aloha, West Slope)

(Districts follow 2023 redistricting)
Wed, Dec 14, 8:30 - 9:45 am
Online via Zoom

This event is a virtual meeting. Register before December 8 for an opportunity to submit questions for consideration.

Significant Change to Oregon Family Medical Leave 
Learn about the new policies that go into effect on January 1 regarding the Oregon Family and Medical Leave contributions. Large employers are required to contribute an employer portion, and while small employers do not have to contribute, their employees still can. VAN has arranged for a representative from the Oregon Employment Department to provide an overview and answer any questions.

Get Engaged!
Visit our Community Events Calendar for opportunities to engage meaningfully in your community!
Featured Event
Thu, Dec 8, 10am–3pm

Join other champions of connection to learn about prevention, awareness and approaches to older adult loneliness and isolation in Oregon.

The 3rd Annual Loneliness Summit with the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative offers opportunities to learn about exciting programs across the state and hear from leading loneliness researcher Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD as well as speakers like Dr. Ruth Zúñiga of Raíces de Bienestar, author Carol Marak, and Rebecca Levin of USAging.

Registration required. FREE!
Featured Event
Fri, Dec 16, 10am–12pm
Elise Stuhr Center
5550 SW Hall Blvd

Join THPRD to honor Elsie Stuhr, THPRD Founder and lifelong physical fitness advocate, at their annual celebration of healthy living.

There will be a free fitness sampler workout, birthday cake, light refreshments, and informational tables with Kaiser, Hearthstone, and more. Meet the instructors and learn about some of their Fine Arts and fitness offerings!

Fitness sampler will include Tai Chi, Essentrics, Line Dancing, Zumba Gold, and more! 

No registration required. FREE!
Your City, Your County, Your Community
Beaverton City Council will hold a public hearing on Tue, Dec 13, 7:00 pm to review the proposed Supplemental Budget.
Organizations and community members experiencing disparities in broadband access and affordability can visit tinyurl.com/washcobb to help the County understand how to improve digital access for all residents. Compensation provided.

Join the Board of County Commissioners for their fourth quarterly Town Hall of the year on Tue, Dec 6 at 6pm in person or online Participants will hear from each commissioner about the milestones and highlights of their service during 2022.
All K-12 kids participating in an afterschool program in Washington County can enter this poster contest to win up to a $100 gift card. Registration forms and posters must be turned in to participant’s afterschool program by Thu, Jan 26, 2023.
Reports show that supportive housing services funds are having a positive impact in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.