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Mayor honored with Heart of Washington County Award

Denny Doyle is a longtime supporter of the Washington County Museum, which will bestow the honor in June

DOYLEThe Washington County Museum has chosen Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle as its 2016 recipient of the Heart of Washington County Award.

The annual award is given “to a friend of the museum who has made a positive and significant impact on Washington County, Oregon, and whose character and actions reflect positively on the county,” according to a news release.

Doyle has been Beaverton's mayor since 2009 and previously spent 14 years on the Beaverton City Council.

Museum officials said Doyle has championed efforts to make Beaverton a safe, livable and welcoming community.

His successes include moving City Hall to The Beaverton Building at The Round, working to develop affordable housing such as The Barcelona and working with Metro to bring 540 acres in South Cooper Mountain into the urban growth boundary.

Doyle also has been a supporter of the Washington County Museum, such as advocating for the museum and supporting its mission to "ignite the imagination and bring to life the diverse cultures that so richly define this remarkable region."

Doyle will officially receive the Heart of Washington County Award on June 17 during the Taste of Washington County at the Sherwood Center for the Arts.