THPRD board accepting applications for Parks Bond Citizen Oversight Committee
February 07, 2013 - Posted in:
Bond Oversight Committee
Applications are being accepted through March 8 for six positions on the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's Parks Bond Citizen Oversight Committee.
The committee's purpose is to ensure that the Park District meets the objectives of its 2008 voter-approved $100 million bond measure and uses the funds as planned.
Members serve two-year terms and may be reappointed for two additional terms.
The committee has a capacity of 12 positions and meets four times per year. Meetings are usually held at 6 p.m. on Thursdays and last about two hours. Members focus on delivery of the overall bond measure obligations, not specific projects or activities.
Members may be asked to serve on subcommittees assigned to work on projects such as report preparation and research into matters of interest to the committee.
Those with interest in a committee position may obtain an application at THPRD's Administration Office (15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton, OR 97006) or print a copy here. They can also request an application by calling 503/645-6433.
Applicants must live within THPRD boundaries.
The THPRD Board of Directors will review applications and consider making initial appointments at their April 1 meeting.
Due to the complexities of bond implementation and the significant dollar amount associated with the measure, THPRD welcomes applications from professionals in real estate, finance, auditing, public budgeting, banking, general business, and law. However, any district resident is eligible to apply.
The committee, which was formed in 2009, reports on overall progress in meeting objectives and has the opportunity to recommend improvements in efficiency, administration or performance. The committee recently completed their third annual report. All three annual reports can be viewed here.
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 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 nature preserve. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503/645-6433.
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Director – Communications
Date: February 7, 2013
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