THPRD's Board of Directors is elected by taxpayers to represent the public interest.
Please note that board meetings have changed from Monday to Tuesday evenings. They typically will be held on the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public. Additional work sessions will be scheduled if needed; public input is welcome. Please see the schedule or call 503-645-6433 for further information.
Most meetings are held at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, Dryland Meeting Room. >>Schedule/Agenda
Past THPRD Board Members
THPRD would like recognize and give thanks to the citizens listed below for their service to the community.
Elsie Stuhr, 1955-75
Folkert Menger, 1979-88
Leonard Uppinghouse, 1955-60
Edward Stuhr, 1983-87
Joe Pearson, 1955-63
Ray Phillips, 1985-90
Virginia Robinson, 1956-63
Mabel Eng, 1987-93
Merrill Meigs, 1956-59
Robert Mitchell, 1987-91
Chris Schindler, 1959-60
Robert Hathaway, 1989-97
Marvin Newman, 1960-73
June Crabb, 1990-95
James Sare, 1960-67
Dennis Doyle, 1991-95
Jack Cady, 1963-66
Marlene Carson, 1993-95
Helene Nelson, 1964-69
Mark Knudsen, 1995-2005
Edward Lilly, 1966-69
Terry Moore, 1995-2003
Robert Henry, 1967-72
Janet Allison, 1995-2001
Warren Mitchell, 1969-70
Gail Parker, 1995-99
James Barnard, 1969-85
Bruce S. Dalrymple, 1997-2006
Robert Glasgow, 1970-75
Deanna Mueller-Crispin, 2001-05
George Hobbs, 1972-75
Bill Kanable, 2005 - 2013
Sydney Nelson, 1973-77
Joe Blowers, 2003 - 2015
James Moore, 1975-79
John Griffiths, 1999 - Current
Sally Stockwell, 1975-77
Larry Pelatt, 2005 - Current
Kathy Christy, 1975-77
Bob Scott, 2006 - Current
Carole Shick, 1975-83
Jerry Jones, Jr., 2013 - Current
Larry Cole, 1977
Ali Kavianian, 2015 - Current
Donna Stuhr, 1977-79
Babette Horenstein, 1977-93
Eldon Foster, 1979-89
Bond measure refinancing boosts taxpayer savings to $31 million
Moving aggressively to take advantage of opportunities in the financial markets, THPRD has reduced the fiscal impact of the 2008 bond measure. Through favorable bond sales and refinancings, the district has reduced taxpayer liability by $31 million.
Almost eight years after voter approval, the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s $100 million bond measure has produced a plethora of new and improved parks, trails, natural areas and upgraded recreational facilities for residents throughout the greater Beaverton area.
During that time, the district has also moved aggressively to take advantage of opportunities in the financial markets to reduce the fiscal impact of the bond measure on those same voters.
According to Keith Hobson, THPRD director of Business & Facilities, the true cost of the $100 million bond measure over the 20-year payback period was originally scheduled to be $173 million. Through favorable bond sales and refinancings, the district has now reduced that liability to $142 million – a $31 million savings for taxpayers, or 18%.
In their latest effort, park district staff this month completed the refinancing of a portion ($8.7 million) of the 2011 bond issue that totaled about $40 million of the 2008 bond measure. The move reduced the debt service on that amount by more than 8%.
When the bond measure was approved in November 2008, it was to cost property owners within the district 37 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation, to be paid over the course of 20 years. Now the rate is 31 cents per $1,000, and the term has been reduced to 18 years.
Hobson said the savings are attributable largely to continuing low interest rates and a favorable borrowing market. But the district’s strong credit rating also has played a major role.
“As part of our refinance this month, we had a credit rating update,” he said. “Moody’s reaffirmed our Aa1 rating on general obligation bonds, which is the second highest rating possible.”
Said Doug Menke, THPRD general manager, “It’s a great story for district taxpayers, due not only to lower interest rates but also to the hard work of our staff and the fiscal policy set by our board of directors.”
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 240,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
Board approves Tennis Center name change in honor of Babette Horenstein
THPRD is changing the name of its Tennis Center to honor longtime board member/tennis advocate Babette Horenstein.
The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is changing the name of its Tennis Center to honor a longtime board member and advocate for tennis.
In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, Aug. 16, the THPRD Board of Directors approved a proposal to change the name of the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center to the Babette Horenstein Tennis Center. Only the name will change; everything else about the center, which opened in the late 1970s, will stay the same.
The decision followed an extensive public outreach process during which the district received nearly 100 comments, 75% of which favored the change.
Horenstein, who passed away in 2013 at age 81, is regarded as one of the most influential leaders in THPRD's 61-year history. She served on the board from 1977 to 1993, helping guide the district through a period of high growth. A tennis player herself, she was instrumental in the expansion of tennis facilities and programs throughout the park district. In addition, her advocacy helped the district pass a 1974 bond measure that funded the construction of the Tennis Center.
THPRD staff proposed the change because it is consistent with board policy recognizing outstanding individuals in the district's history and it represents an enduring tribute to Mrs. Horenstein.
District staff will begin implementing the change in the coming weeks. A dedication ceremony is planned for fall.
THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving about 240,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, more than 90 park sites with active recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
Director – Communications
Date: August 17, 2016
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