Downtown Association, THPRD honored as Vision Partners
Beaverton's Visioning Advisory Committee celebrates contributions
Beavertons Visioning Advisory Committee couldnt decide which single organization was most worthy of its annual Visioning Partner of the Year award.
The winners were announced at an April 14 meeting of all Beaverton Community Vision partners.
The VAC had a tough time deciding on any one partner to recognize this year, said committee chair Jaann Hoisington.
We appreciate all of the contributions our partners make, so having two great partners stand out and champion the communitys vision was a good problem to have.
She added: 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.
The business group was chosen because of its efforts to revitalize Beavertons downtown, including pedestrian-friendly street improvements and updated signs, particularly the renovation of Southwest Broadway Street.
The BDA recently was recognized with a Transforming Downtown designation by the Oregon Main Street Program. The group has future plans, including street festivals and a host of other activities, to highlight the art, food and cultural offerings in downtown Beaverton.
THPRD received the award because of its outreach work with diverse populations, as well as providing social support through use of its facilities as cooling shelters during last summers heat wave and delivering meals to disadvantaged youth in the THPRD Rec Mobile.
THPRD also has worked extensively to extend Beavertons local trail network, including new connections on the Westside Trail.
The district also provides opportunities for all residents to stay fit, including an adaptive recreation program, inclusive plan projects and a new fit station at Elsie Stuhr Center.
The visioning plan dovetails beautifully with our mission, which is to continually improve quality of life for Beaverton-area residents, said Jerry Jones, a THPRD board member who also was a founding member of the VAC. Were proud to support the city in its efforts and honored to receive this recognition.