Parks Bond Citizen Oversight Committee adds two members
Two community volunteers have been newly appointed and four others have been reappointed to a committee that oversees implementation of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's voter-approved 2008 bond measure.
Added to the Parks Bond Citizen Oversight Committee were longtime Beaverton schoolteacher Sue Rimkeit and U.S. Fish & Wildlife retiree Kahler Martinson. Each was approved by the THPRD Board of Directors to serve a two-year term.
Reappointed for new two-year terms were Wink Brooks, Anthony Mills, Stephen Pearson and Jack Platten.
The 12-member committee's purpose is to ensure that the Park District meets the objectives of the bond measure and uses the funds as planned. Members focus on delivery of the overall bond measure obligations, not specific projects or activities.
The committee, which was formed in 2009, reports annually on overall progress in meeting objectives. Members have the opportunity to recommend improvements in efficiency, administration or performance.
Parks Bond Measure 34-156 was approved in November 2008 by voters within the Tualatin Hills district. The measure provides funds for land acquisition and dozens of improvement projects focused on parks, trails, natural area preservation, athletic fields, expansions of the Elsie Stuhr Center and the Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center, and replacement and rehabilitation of aging facilities.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving more than 220,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages. Offerings include a wide variety of classes and 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: April 5, 2012
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