Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

News Release

THPRD Board accepting applications for Citizens Oversight Committee


NOTE: The application deadline has passed.

Applications are being accepted through March 19 for six positions on the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's Citizens Oversight Committee.

The committee's purpose is to ensure that the Park District meets the objectives of its 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 at least two times per year. Members focus on delivery of the overall bond measure obligations, not specific projects or activities.

Those with interest in a committee position may obtain an application at THPRD's Administration Office (15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton, OR 97006) or online. Click here to view and print an application. Click here to view and print a criminal background check consent form, which is also required. They can also request an application by calling 503/645-6433. Applicants must live within THPRD boundaries.

The THPRD Board will review applications and make initial appointments at their April 5 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 and has held two meetings, is to report on overall progress in meeting objectives and has 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 will provide 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 200,000 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 more than 200 park sites, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,300 acres of nature preserve. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503/645-6433.

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Bob Wayt
Director – Communications
503/614-1218 (direct)
503/686-5134 (cell)
Date: February 17, 2010
Click here for official release (PDF).

15707 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006


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