Friday, December 2, 2022
Tolling Ahead for I-5 & I-205
Tolling is coming to I-5 and I-205 corridors beginning as early as 2024. As it moves forward, ODOT is asking for input on pricing and other issues related to its Regional Mobility Pricing Project.

ODOT proposes variable-rate pricing as a way to reduce congestion and provide safer and more predictable trips for travelers. In addition to congestion and safety, the study will also look at social equity, economic impacts, and vehicle re-routing.

Public comments can be submitted using the Regional Mobility Pricing Project Scoping Comment Form through Jan. 6.

News & Notes
Oregon Mass Timber Coalition: help guide $41 million investment

The Oregon Mass Timber Coalition (OMTC) is creating an Equity Oversight Committee to guide the $41 million Build Back Better regional award to ensure it provides community benefits, workforce development and public contracting opportunities while delivering equitable outcomes. This includes investments to diverse and underserved communities, businesses, and workers in Oregon’s cities and rural regions.

OMTC is hosting two webinars about the application process to the Equity Oversight Committee.
Register here for the Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Tuesday, Dec. 13 sessions.
Fleet Decarbonization Accelerator Program

The Breaking Barriers Collaborative’s Fleet Decarbonization Accelerator is a hands-on, cohort-based program that combines learning, planning, and action to help businesses accelerate the transition of their fleets to clean energy. Acting on climate is good for the bottom line—but curbing emissions can seem like a daunting task. This program under the new Breaking Barriers Collaborative combines learning and action to help businesses break through those barriers.

Over the course of 13 weeks, you and a diverse group of like-minded businesses will receive hours of 1:1 coaching from fleet decarbonization experts while learning from fleet managers, industry leaders, and policy experts who know the ins and outs of the process and financial incentives.

The next information session is Tuesday, Dec. 13 at noon; register here. For more information, email [email protected].
Welcome New Members
Pacific NW Properties is a family-owned commercial real estate development, investment and property management company headquartered in Beaverton. PNWP primarily operates multi-tenant light industrial business parks, warehouses, service retail and suburban office buildings in the metro area. Since 1990, they’ve built a portfolio of about 100 buildings, measuring approximately 3.6 million square feet and lease to over 500 companies.
Upcoming Events
20th Annual Oregon Business Plan Dec. 12

This year marks the 20th annual Leadership Summit, a forum that draws business, community, and elected leaders from across the state to address policy issues critical to Oregon's economy and life.
This Summit sets up a pivotal year in 2023. With a new Governor, a new Legislature, and new leadership across all sectors and communities in Oregon, the timing is opportune for fresh ideas and new policy directions on a wide range of critical issues.
As usual, the Oregon Business Plan will help frame the conversation. With an overarching vision of Shared Prosperity, it will present opportunities for action in 2023 and beyond. Click here to find out more and to register
WEA Member Winter Celebration Dec. 14

Join us for a Winter Celebration Happy Hour on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. All WEA Members and a guest are welcome. The gathering provides a great time to connect with new and long-time members. Registration required.

Click here to join the fun.
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1-5 p.m.: Board Meeting and Retreat
NOTICE: WEA Board Members will elect Officers at this Dec. 14 Board Meeting

For more information contact: [email protected]

There are no Committee meetings in December.
Member News
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  • The City of Beaverton is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 13 to approve FY 2022-23 first supplemental budget. Details here.

  • SAVE THE DATE: With the theme "Engage Hillsboro" Mayor Steve Callaway along with the Hillsboro City Council asks you to save the date for their 2023 State of the City event. Happening on Tuesday Jan. 31 with a 5 p.m. Reception and a 6 p.m. Live program. Click to sign up for email updates on City of Hillsboro news and announcements.
Looking for some holiday cheer this weekend? Click here to find the routes for the City of Tualatin's Parks & Recreation's Holiday Lights Parade. Parades kick off at 7pm tonight and run nightly through Sunday.