Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

News Release

THPRD Board approves six for Oversight Committee


Four community volunteers have been newly appointed and two more have been reappointed to a committee responsible for overseeing implementation of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's November 2008 bond measure.

Added to the Citizens Oversight Committee were Wendy Kroger, Anthony Mills, Stephen Pearson and Jack Platten, while Wink Brooks and Paul Waldram were reappointed.

Each was approved by the THPRD Board of Directors to serve a two-year term. They join six holdover members, bringing the committee total to 12. In addition to the chair, Marc San Soucie, others are Rob Massar, Fred Meyer, Deanna Mueller-Crispin, Dan Plaza and Barbara Wilson.

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 focus on delivery of the overall bond measure obligations, not specific projects or activities.

The committee, which was formed in 2009 and has held two meetings, will report on overall progress in meeting objectives and has the opportunity to recommend improvements in efficiency, administration or performance.

Bond measure funds are earmarked 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 natural areas. 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: April 27, 2010
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15707 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006


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