THPRD's Board of Directors is elected by taxpayers to represent the public interest.
Board meetings are typically 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 board 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
Larry Pelatt, 2005 - 2017
Sally Stockwell, 1975-77
Bob Scott, 2006 - 2017
Kathy Christy, 1975-77
John Griffiths, 1999 - Current
Carole Shick, 1975-83
Jerry Jones, Jr., 2013 - Current
Larry Cole, 1977
Ali Kavianian, 2015 - Current
Donna Stuhr, 1977-79
Felicita Monteblanco 2017 - Current
Babette Horenstein, 1977-93
Holly Thompson, 2017 - Current
Eldon Foster, 1979-89
Edwards Center honors THPRD
THPRD has been honored with the Edwards Center’s Employment Award for more than three decades of providing job opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.The accolade was presented in Portland as part of the Edwards Center’s 11th annual awareness-building and fundraising luncheon.
The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District has been honored with the Edwards Center’s Employment Award for more than three decades of providing job opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.
The accolade was presented in Portland last month as part of the Edwards Center’s 11th annual awareness-building and fundraising luncheon.
According to Georgia Lampros, development director for the Edwards Center, THPRD was the first employer in the Portland area to give Oregonians with developmental disabilities the chance to work in their community. The relationship started in the 1980s, and since then more than three dozen workers have been able to master landscape and maintenance skills at the park district’s Jenkins Estate in Aloha.
“It’s gratifying to know the impact our partnership with the Edwards Center has had on so many lives,” said Jerry Jones, president of the THPRD Board of Directors. “It’s been a true win-win – more than 40 different workers have experienced the satisfaction of earning wages at the Jenkins Estate, and they’ve done good work for us too.”
Lampros added, “THPRD is our oldest and most committed employer of Oregonians we have ever had at Edwards Enterprises...If more businesses could be like THPRD, we would have a better world and more inclusion of people with disabilities.”
Edwards Center’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by helping them reach their highest potential through training, education, employment, housing and social opportunities in safe, healthy and stimulating environments. The 45-year-old nonprofit currently serves 350 people with 18 group homes, two recreational facilities, and the Edwards Enterprises work program, all located within Washington and Clackamas Counties.
“We greatly appreciate the meaningful role the Edwards Center plays in our community,” Jones said. “It fits beautifully with our philosophy to provide access for all.”
In addition to providing jobs for Edwards Center clients, THPRD:
Owns and maintains the new Mountain View Champions Park in Aloha, which features Oregon’s first athletic field for people of all abilities and a 6,500-square-foot inclusive playground.
Provides year-round adaptive and inclusive recreational programs offering a variety of fun and educational opportunities for people with developmental, learning or physical disabilities or mental illness. For more information, visit www.thprd.org/activities/adaptive-and-inclusive-recreation.
Operates Camp Rivendale, a summer camp providing outdoor recreation for individuals experiencing disability.
Supports and co-hosts the annual All Ability Tri4Youth at its Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex. Tri4Youth provides youth experiencing disability, their siblings, and peers an opportunity to participate in a triathlon and meet community partners that support families experiencing disability.
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.
Director – Communications
Date: November 14, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Accreditation means we're doing it right for you
Fewer than 2% of park and recreation agencies nationally are CAPRA accredited. THPRD's successful accreditation is a big deal, says Jerry Jones, president of the district's Board of Directors.
By Jerry Jones
President, THPRD Board of Directors
On Sept. 25, we were informed by the National Recreation & Park Association that we have successfully achieved accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).
That’s a big deal. Fewer than 2% of park and recreation agencies nationally are CAPRA accredited.
We sought this accreditation more than a year ago to improve our processes and to effectively demonstrate the work we do to improve the quality of life for Beaverton-area residents.
We were required to demonstrate compliance with 151 standards that the commission deems indicative of excellent management. We achieved all 151.
A large percentage of these standards were already in place -- definable goals and objectives, a strategic plan, emergency management planning, just to name a few. Other standards required hard work to develop, including a new grant strategy, a historic buildings plan and an update of our Programs Functional Plan.
A work team of 20-plus THPRD employees was assembled to provide evidence of compliance and, when necessary, to satisfy any unmet standards. These teams included both longtime employees and the next generation of THPRD leaders.
Together, this group created, updated, formalized and organized the plans and procedures that will guide the district’s foreseeable future. This process was educational, providing great cross-training on a number of subjects for THPRD’s emerging leaders. Additionally, the assembly of so much information helps ensure the transfer of institutional knowledge among our employees.
Already a successful endeavor, we expect this accreditation to yield many more dividends. It was a big undertaking. Even more significant, we hope it demonstrates how committed our agency is to be outstanding in every way for you and to continually improve the health, wellness and happiness of the communities we serve. Thank you.