We acknowledge that all U.S. government agencies have roots stemming from systemic racism and oppression, including THPRD.
We seek to hold ourselves accountable for our role in perpetuating these systems and are committed to taking action to create meaningful change.
We aspire to bring people together, to be a welcoming and inclusive park & recreation district, and to live our values of advancing social and racial equity.
The Equity & Inclusion Statement was created in an inclusive way, authored by the employees on the district’s Welcoming and Inclusive Committee. They spent a great deal of time and thoughtfully examined the statement through an equity and anti-racist lens.
We will enhance healthy and active lifestyles while connecting more people to nature, parks, and programs. We will do this through stewardship of public resources and by providing programs/spaces to fulfill unmet needs.
The mission of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is to provide high-quality park and recreation facilities, programs, services, and natural areas that meet the needs of the diverse communities it serves.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access (DEIA) THPRD is dedicated to DEIA — our aim is to infuse these value impactfully and clearly in all aspects of our work. Embracing this perspective ensures the work we do (both internally and externally) is guided by and aligned with our public service roots. Further within this core value, the district is prioritizing racial equity. This focus is a recognition of the deeply embedded systemic barriers that continue to exist within our country’s government systems and perpetuate inequities. It serves as an acknowledgement and reminder of the intentional work that lays ahead of us to bring real change.
Commitment to Sustainability It is our daily responsibility to be good stewards of our resources. Incorporating environmental, financial, and social sustainabilityprinciples in our work. This means using resources and materials wisely, respecting and conserving natural systems while continuing to educate our community and ourselves.
Commitment to Community Vision The district’s visioning process represents a wealth of community driven ideas and perspectives. It was a public involvement effort that helped identify the current and expanding interests of all those who make the THPRD area their home. A commitment to this vision means being responsive to the aspirations and priorities of our community. In practice, it means leading with public involvement — ensuring that our work is meaningfully informed by and reflective of the ideas and expressed by our community.
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