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
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.
THPRD is one of just four CAPRA accredited park and recreation providers in Oregon. Nationally, only 155 agencies – less than 2% of providers – are accredited.
“This is a significant milestone,” said Jerry Jones Jr., president of the THPRD Board of Directors. “The 151 standards that accreditation requires are all indicators that THPRD is an agency that is acting strategically and responsibly on behalf of Beaverton-area residents.”
CAPRA’s website defines its standards as “an effective and credible means of evaluating a park and recreation agency’s overall system.” The accreditation process “assures policy makers, department staff, the general public and taxpayers that an accredited park and recreation agency has been independently evaluated against established benchmarks as delivering a high level of quality.”
“This valuable process has made us a better agency,” said Doug Menke, THPRD general manager. “We’ve reviewed, updated and documented plans that will guide our long-term operations, and make us more effective at providing high-quality programs and services.”
To earn accreditation, THPRD submitted a self-assessment in April, preparing and documenting its compliance with the CAPRA standards. In June, three CAPRA visitors completed a peer review of THPRD’s application materials.
“It’s a wonderful way to show residents that we’re acting with their best interests in mind,” Menke said. “We are responsibly going about our long-term planning, developing new programs, protecting natural resources and expanding opportunities for indoor and outdoor recreation.”
For the second straight year, THRPD was selected as a finalist in its category for an NRPA Gold Medal Award. On Tuesday, Grand Prairie, Texas was announced as the Class II winner.
“This week has been nothing but positive,” Menke said. “These recent accomplishments are helping our residents, our board and our industry peers recognize the work we do to make the Beaverton area an even better place to live.”
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: September 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Click here for official release (PDF).