The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District is accepting applications through March 8 for six positions on the district’s Parks Bond Citizen Oversight Committee.

The committee is in place to ensure the 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 comprises 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, rather than 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 the district’s Administration Office, 15707 S.W. Walker Road, or online at They can also request an application by calling 503-645-6433. Applicants must live within the district’s boundaries.

The district’s Board of Directors will review applications and consider making initial appointments at its April 1 meeting.

Because of the complexities of bond implementation and significant dollar amount associated with the measure, the district welcomes applications from professionals in real estate, finance, auditing, public budgeting, banking, general business and law. However, any district resident is eligible to apply.

Formed in 2009, the committee reports on overall progress in meeting objectives and recommends improvements in efficiency, administration or performance. The committee recently completed its third annual report. All three annual reports can be viewed at

Approved in November 2008 by district voters, the bond 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.

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