The City of Beaverton’s Visioning Advisory Committee (VAC) has honored the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District with a “Vision Champion” award based on the park district’s 2015 activities in support of the Beaverton Community Vision.
Jaann Koeber-Hoisington, VAC chair, said THPRD’s work impressed the committee in a variety of ways:
- “First, THPRD has been doing some tremendous outreach work with diverse populations to make facilities and programs available and welcoming to all.
- “They have also provided important social support, including using their facilities as cooling shelters during last summer’s heat wave and delivering meals to disadvantaged youth with their Rec Mobile.
- “THPRD has also done a great job extending our trails network, including new connections on the Westside Trail.
- “Finally, THPRD has done a lot to make sure everyone has a chance to stay fit, exemplified by the new fit station at the Elsie Stuhr Center, Adaptive Recreation program, and inclusive play projects being developed.”
“The visioning plan dovetails beautifully with our mission, which is to continually improve quality of life for Beaverton-area residents,” said Jerry Jones, THPRD board member (and a founding member of the VAC). “We’re proud to support the city in its efforts and honored to receive this recognition.”
Award recipients can be nominated by anyone affiliated with the city’s visioning process. They are selected by the VAC based on their contributions to vision implementation.
“Our Vision Champion Awards are just one small way we can thank the people and institutions that make a difference and help us keep and exceed our promises to the community,” Hoisington said.
The Beaverton Downtown Association was also honored with a Vision Champion award for 2015.
THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving 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, more than 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.
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|Date: April 20, 2016
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