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Tualatin community plan to be unveiled Sept. 17

Plan due to judges in November as part of America's Best Communities contest

Tualatin's bid to win the America's Best Communities competition will take another step forward this month when its Community Revitalization Plan is unveiled.

That plan will be unveiled at an event set for 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Century Room at the Century Hotel, 8185 S.W. Tualatin-Sherwood Rd. in Tualatin.

Deputy City Manager Sara Singer said the plan, which will lay out a vision for Tualatin's continued growth and the improved quality of life of its citizens, won't be submitted to contest judges until November. But the Sept. 17 event will allow the ABC Team to gather public input, she said.

The plan will focus on access to educational opportunities in Tualatin: namely, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics — so-called STEAM education — and career technical education, which provide students with knowledge and skills that are applicable in the professional world, including lucrative industries such as the high-tech and aerospace sectors.

Tualatin is in the running to win the $3 million America's Best Communities competition, which is sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, CoBank and The Weather Channel. It was one of two Oregon communities, along with Chehalem Valley, to reach the quarterfinal stage earlier this year.

The ABC Team encompasses a number of community partners, including the city of Tualatin, the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce and the Tigard-Tualatin School District, among others.

Interested members of the public can RSVP to the event online.