A Message from the Mayor

Committee volunteers needed

Do you care about future growth or design standards? Do you have an interest in improving public safety? What are your thoughts on public art? Are you interested in how the City spends its resources?  Happy Valley is always looking for volunteers who are interested in their neighborhoods and their community to join one of the eight advisory boards. Dedicated citizens meet on a regular basis to address current issues and look for ways to make the City an even better place to live and work. There are seven citizen led committees that guide these efforts, including:

  • Planning Commission
  • Design Review Board
  • Traffic and Public Safety Committee
  • Public Art Committee
  • Parks Advisory Committee
  • Library Board
  • Budget Committee

These committees provide strategic guidance to the City Council. The community volunteers on these committees chart a path for implementing a consistent design style for commercial developments, create traffic solutions at key bottlenecks, and select artwork to be featured in the community.

Planning for the future isn’t just about what the City Council thinks is best. It takes a collective vision from the community and cohesive action from our volunteer committees. The City is fortunate to receive guidance and input from our community volunteers on these committees.

While not every committee has a vacancy at this moment, the City is always accepting new applications. To apply for one of these appointed advisory board positions, complete and submit the Public Involvement ApplicationDeadline to apply is Thursday, Dec. 1. For more information and an application, visit http://www.happyvalleyor.gov/city-hall/boards-commissions.

For questions, please contact Ben Bryant, Assistant City Manager at [email protected] or 503-783-3840.