Friday, June 4, 2021
News & Notes
The search is on for a new WEA executive director
   WEA's Board of Directors has created a Search Committee and efforts are underway to recruit the organization's next executive director.
   Pam Treece, who has been serving in the role since November of 2012, will be leaving the organization at the end of July.
   Currently, the opening is being publicized on different websites, but the Search Committee is requesting help in getting the word out to those who might be interested in the position.
   The job description is posted on the WEA website.
   Candidates are being asked to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and two references to a special Search Committee email address.
   The Search Committee will be reviewing application materials the week of June 28.
Beaverton selects its city manager
   Jen Haruyama has been chosen to be the new city manager of Beaverton.
   She will be reporting to the City Council and providing administrative leadership as Beaverton transitions to a council-manager form of government.
   Haruyama will be relocating from California, where she is the city manager of Tracy, California.
   Her previous positions include being the assistant finance director for Los Gatos, California; the assistant city manager of Livermore, California; and the city manager of Scotts Valley, California.
   To read more, see Pamplin Media's article about the new city manager.
Virtually meet the Westside Mayors
   One of the most popular WEA events is happening this month.
   Comcast presents "Talking issues with the Westside Mayors" - a virtual forum, featuring 12 mayors.
   This includes the mayors of Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, King City, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, and Wilsonville.
   The mayors will be sharing the challenges their cities have powered through in the past year, and the occasions that brought smiles or warmed hearts.
   Registration is open for this forum, which is happening on Thursday, June 24 at 7:30 a.m.
   For more information, visit the WEA website.
Odds & Ends
  • King City is hosting its virtual "State of the City" on Wednesday, June 16 at 5pm. To register, visit the city's event page.

  • North Plains has a redevelopment opportunity available. The city has released an RFP to find a developer for a 5.1-acre property to build a grocery-anchored site with potential residential use. To learn more, visit the North Plains website.

  • Would you like to know about the cameras you see at intersections throughout Washington County? Washington County is hosting an online open house for its ITS (Intelligent Transportation System).

  • A new trail in Aloha is being considered for making connections and as an alternative to TV Highway. To learn more and provide feedback, visit the project's open house online.

  • If travel is in your plans this summer, you may want to check out how things are shaping up at PDX, which is a construction zone. Check the PDX Next website to see a comic's version of the scene.
Events coming up
Wed. 6/9 at 7:30 a.m. - The Transportation Committee will meet virtually with Clackamas County's Jamie Stasny and Trent Wilson. All members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Pam Treece.

Th. 6/10 at 7:30 a.m. - the Government Relations Committee will meet and talk all things legislature. All members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact KC Reinhart.

Wed. 6/16 at 12:00 p.m. - The Land Use & Housing Committee will meet virtually. All members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact KC Reinhart.

Wed. 6/23 at 7:30 a.m. - the WEA Board of Directors will meet virtually.

Th. 6/24 at 7:30 a.m. - a Virtual Forum with the Westside Mayors. For registration information, visit the WEA website.

Fri. 6/25 at 12:00 p.m. - the Golf/Fundraising Committee will meet virtually. The committee is working on the "Bursting the bubble" theme for the annual Westside Golf Scramble, which is scheduled for Thursday, August 26 at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club. Please contact Teresa Dunham for more information.