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February Celebrates Black History

February 1, 2023

February Celebrates Black History Black History Month is celebrated throughout the month of February and it is a time to explore and highlight the lives and contributions of the African American community. In this month's issue of HV News, the Happy Valley Library compiled a variety of books that reflect upon and honor the community's ...  

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Council Corner

January 31, 2023

Passport services at City Hall to temporarily close beginning Monday, Jan. 30

January 27, 2023

Passport services at City Hall to temporarily close New processes seek to improve customer experience Beginning Monday, Jan. 30, the City of Happy Valley will temporarily suspend its passport service as agents reevaluate current processes. The closure is anticipated to extend through February, with services resuming no later than March. Passport services have been progressively …  

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Passport Service Changes Effective Fri. Jan. 27 & Mon. Jan. 30

January 26, 2023

Effective Friday, Jan. 27 Friday, Jan. 27, passport agents will assign customers applying for a passport a color-coded number card that will indicate their placement in line. Like a fast pass at an amusement park, the numbered card will serve to help limit the customerโ€™s wait time in the lobby. We encourage you to return ...  

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Mayor Ellis and Council President Emami attend City Day at the Capitol

January 25, 2023

Today, Mayor Tom Ellis and Council President David Emami participated in the 2023 City Day at the Capitol, presented by the League of Oregon Cities (LOC). The event invites current elected and appointed city officials to join mayors, city councilors, and city staff to connect and talk about legislative actions and how they impact communities. ...  

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Happy Valley swears in mayor, council members

January 17, 2023

Every two years in January, the City holds a swearing in ceremony for newly (re)elected members and selects a Council President. Tonight, Honorable Judge Blake presided over the swearing-in ceremony for re-elected Mayor Tom Ellis and re-elected Councilor Brett Sherman. Additionally, the City was pleased to welcome Justice Adrienne C. Nelson to administer the oath ...  

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Tree planting projects coming soon to Happy Valley

January 6, 2023

Established to improve the urban tree canopy and restore natural areas, Friends of Trees has helped over 750,000 trees and native plants take root and flourish. What started out in a small Portland neighborhood now spans over 120 neighborhoods in six counties across two states. In 2023, Friends of Trees will be coordinating several projects ...  

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๐’๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ญ! ๐Ž๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ญ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐€๐ข๐/๐‚๐๐‘/๐€๐„๐ƒ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ !

January 6, 2023

๐Ÿšจ ๐’๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ญ! ๐Ž๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ญ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐€๐ข๐/๐‚๐๐‘/๐€๐„๐ƒ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ! If recent events are a testament to anything, itโ€™s that EVERYONE needs to know how to perform CPR. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about 90% of the people who go into cardiac arrest outside a hospital die. ...  

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Happy New Year, Happy Valley!

January 2, 2023

Happy New Year, Happy Valley! by Mayor Tom Ellis January is the start of a new beginning for Happy Valley and I am excited for whatโ€™s to come. From our beautiful parks, welcoming neighborhoods, entertaining events, and thriving businesses, Happy Valley is home to a variety of services and amenities that are truly one of ...  

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Message from the Mayor – January 2023

January 2, 2023

Council Corner – January 2023

January 2, 2023

Passport services to close early Thursday 12/22, no passport service Friday, 12/23

December 21, 2022

Due to the anticipated inclement weather, passport services will run on limited hours from 9am-noon on Thursday, 12/22. No passport service will be offered on Friday, 12/23. Services will resume Monday, January 2 as usual. For more information about hours and materials required, please head to https://www.happyvalleyor.gov/services/passport-service/.

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Public Art Committee members celebrated

December 16, 2022

Pictured left to Right: Councilor David Emami, Dee Bedsole, Chair Ray Fager, Janice Kiser, and Vice Chair Bill Taylor. Not pictured, but also recognized at the meeting was Daria Fine. During Thursdayโ€™s Public Art Committee meeting, committee members were recognized for their service and contributions. In addition to attending regular art committee meetings, these volunteers ...  

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SCAM ALERT- Heads up, Happy Valley!

December 16, 2022

Heads up, Happy Valley! We've received a number of calls this morning from residents reporting having been contacted from someone at Happy Valley Police Department asking for personal information and even payments. This is a scam and our team at the Happy Valley Police Department are looking into it. Any request for sensitive information such ...  

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Planning Commission Committee Members awarded for service

December 15, 2022

During Tuesday's committee meeting, Planning Commission Chair Michael Morrow (left) and Vice Chair Naomi Turrentine (right) presented Joshua Callahan (center) a Certificate of Appreciation for his service. Also receiving a certificate for his years of service was resident, Frank King (not pictured). On behalf of the City, we'd like to extend our appreciation to these ...  

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Are you ready for inclement weather?

December 4, 2022

Are you ready for inclement weather? The City of Happy Valley has compiled some great information to help keep you informed and at the ready should we experience freezing temperatures, snow, or ice. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and sign up for notifications to receive direct email updates straight to your inbox. When …  

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Message from the Mayor

December 1, 2022

Council Corner

December 1, 2022

2022 Operation Santa Claus

November 19, 2022

2022 Operation Santa Claus The 2022 Operation Santa Claus program is open for the season! Operation Santa is coordinated and facilitated by Clackamas Fire District #1 and has been a tradition within the community for more than 48 years. While neighborhood parades have historically served to collect donations, these were placed on hold during the ...  

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SE 129th has reopened!

November 18, 2022

  Heads up, Happy Valley! SE 129th between Mountain Gate Rd. and King Rd. has reopened! All major work has been completed. There are some minor tasks to finish, but none should entail a reclosure. The City would also like to take this opportunity to alert travelers of a separate project being conducted by PGE …  

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Happy Valley City Council election results

November 17, 2022

The City of Happy Valley would like to congratulate newly elected City Councilor, Josh Callahan and re-elected incumbent City Councilor, Brett Sherman. We would also like to congratulate re-elected incumbent Mayor, Tom Ellis. Mayor-elect Ellis and Councilors-elect Callahan and Sherman will join Councilor David Emami and Council President David Golobay on City Council in January. ...  

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Happy Valley Parks Levy passes

November 16, 2022

Thank you to everyone who voted in support of the Happy Valley Parks Levy. Based on unofficial results from County Elections, Happy Valley Parks and Recreation services in Happy Valley will continue to be funded for the next five years, ensuring our parks are safe, welcoming, and well maintained. Additionally, the Parks and Rec team ...  

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Tree Lighting December 4, 2022

November 7, 2022

We're approaching the most wonderful time of the year, Happy Valley! That means our annual Tree Lighting event will be here soon. Save the date for Sunday, Dec. 4 (4pm-6pm) as we help usher in the holiday season. We will be gathering once again outdoors, so we have more space to peruse the twinkling lights, ...  

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Daylight Saving Time

November 4, 2022

This year,ย daylight saving timeย will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, when clocks will be set back an hour to 1 a.m.

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Happy Valley Parks and Recreation celebrates new playground at Happy Valley Park

November 3, 2022

The new playground at Happy Valley Park welcomed its first visitors on Thursday, Nov. 3 as Mayor Tom Ellis, Council President David Golobay, Councilor Brett Sherman, members of the Parks Advisory Committee, Rotary, Happy Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation, and other supporters of the project joined us for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the ...  

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Happy Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation receives donation

November 2, 2022

In September, StarCycle held their 5th annual Under the Stars fundraising event. Monies raised benefited the Happy Valley Parks & Recreation Foundation, which helps bring beneficial recreational programming to community members who otherwise may not have access to such vital programs. At the November 1st City Council Meeting, City Council joined StarCycle studio owners, Kelly ...  

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A Message from the Mayor

November 1, 2022

Council Corner

November 1, 2022

School Safety Town Hall to discuss issues of security, emergency response

October 27, 2022

Parks and Recreation to host two more Leaf Drop events

October 26, 2022

Parks and Recreation to host two more Leaf Drop events If those leaves are continuing to pile up and that yard debris is still sticking around, there is another opportunity to rid yourself of the clutter. Happy Valley Parks and Recreation is offering two more chances for residents to drop off yard debris for FREE. ...  

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Do you recognize these individuals or vehicle? HV Police asking for help!

October 25, 2022

The Happy Valley Police Department is investigating numerous reports involving very serious incidents of criminal mischief in the area and they are interested in hearing from the community if anyone may be able to identify them or their car. Deputies have been working diligently since the first call came in about these events and are …  

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City Enters Agreement to Purchase 40 Acres for Future Community Center and Park

October 25, 2022

We are so excited to announce that the City has entered into an agreement to purchase 40 acres east of 172nd Avenue for a future Community Center and Community Park! Through surveys, focus groups, informal feedback, and a resident-led Steering Committee, the City has consistently heard that this is one of the top priorities for ...  

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New playground equipment headed to Happy Valley. Your levy dollars at work!

October 17, 2022

We're getting one step closer to our new playgrounds being ready for play! This week at Happy Valley Park, the main playground near picnic area A and the playground near the gazebo will both see new rubber surfacing installed. Benefits to this addition include increased injury protection, weather resistant materials, and a terrain that is ...  

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Winter Blitz returns

October 11, 2022

Winter Blitz returns High school students work together to support local community Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Winter Blitz is a popular donation drive that serves local families in need. Students from Clackamas High School and Adrienne C. Nelson High Schoolโ€™s respective Key Clubs are combining efforts and asking for …  

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Council Corner

September 28, 2022

Councilor Emami, Ferguson Enterprises, donate $1,000 to Happy Valley Parks and Recreationย Foundation

September 21, 2022

At the Sept. 20 City Council meeting, Councilor Emami presented Happy Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation with a $1,000 donation. As a City Councilor, Emami volunteers his time to serve in his position, but during the day, he is an Account Manager at Ferguson Enterprises. Earlier this year, Ferguson Enterprises dedicated the month of April ...  

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SCAM ALERT!

September 8, 2022

Upcoming road closure between Sunnyside Road and Misty Drive

August 26, 2022

Heads up Happy Valley! Between Monday, Aug. 29 to Wednesday, Aug. 31, SE 157th Ave. between Sunnyside Road and Misty Drive will be completely closed, so crews can complete some important paving work as part of the Cityโ€™s ongoing Street Maintenance Program. For more details about this project, head to https://www.happyvalleyor.gov/business/engineering-division/pavement-maintenance-2/. 157th Ave TCP

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Clackamas County urges households to place garbage bins out the night before

August 15, 2022

Given the projected extreme heat this week, garbage and recycling collection will likely begin earlier than usual in the morning to protect workers from the expected high temperatures. Please set your bins out the night before to ensure it is picked up. If your pickup is missed, please contact your collector directly.

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Summer Heat

August 15, 2022

WARM WEATHER INFORMATION FROM CLACKAMAS COUNTY Quick Links Cooling shelters in Clackamas County PGE outage maps TriMet alerts latest C-TRAN latest 211Info details here NOAAย  scijinks- What is a HEAT WAVE?

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Paving improvements slated for SE 172nd Roundabout at Scouters Mountain Rd.

August 15, 2022

Flaggers are expected to direct traffic near the SE 172nd roundabout at Scouters Mountain Rd. between Aug. 22-25 as crews smooth out some of the currently existing pavement. ย The contractor will be utilizing the approved traffic control plan. Flagging will be limited to 7am-6pm on these days. Please note this is a Clackamas County project. ...  

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City of Happy Valley presented with plaque by USS Oregon Commissioning Committee

August 11, 2022

The USS Oregon (SSN-793) is aย nuclear poweredย attack submarineย stationed with theย United States Navy that will serve in Oregonโ€™s honor. To place the USS Oregon into active service, many entities rallied together to support its commissioning. The City of Happy Valley was one of several entities in the State to help make the commissioning possible and today, ...  

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Council Corner

August 3, 2022

Message from the Mayor

August 3, 2022

Sunnyside Road paving starts Aug. 7

July 27, 2022

A smoother ride is coming to your neighborhood! Two miles of Sunnyside Road will be paved at night between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Aug. 7-Sept. 30, from Sunday evenings to Friday mornings, between 122nd Ave and 162nd Ave. The eastbound center turn lane at 169th Ave will also be extended for travelers turning north. ...  

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SE 172nd Ave. Widening and Infrastructure Improvements

July 18, 2022

Status Project is in design phase. Updated:ย July 11, 2022 Happy Valley has been developing at a rapid pace. Developing the infrastructure along 172nd Ave is a high priority for the city. 172nd Ave will be widened to five travel lanes between Misty Dr to Maple Hill Ln with added bike lanes, landscape strips and sidewalks. …  

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Thank you, National Charity League!

July 5, 2022

It’s been said what goes up must come down and that’s true for all of the 4th of July event decorations from yesterday’s festival. Our Parks and Recreation team has been out this morning at Happy Valley Park putting things away, and with us are some amazing volunteers from National Charity League, Inc – Sunnyside …  

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Council Corner

July 5, 2022

A message from the Mayor

July 5, 2022

Data collection at Happy Valley All-Abilities Park

June 29, 2022

Tell us what you think! Data collection at Happy Valley All-Abilities Park To provide meaningful experiences for your family, the local community, and beyond, Happy Valley Parks and Recreation is hopeful you will help provide some feedback about the All-Abilities Playground at Happy Valley Park.ย  As a National Demonstrate Site, this play area represents evidence-based ...  

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City of Happy Valley Parks Levy

June 28, 2022

Summer Happenings 2022

June 4, 2022

Mark those calendars! Summer is just around the corner and Happy Valley Parks and Recreation is announcing its summer line up of events. Between Dumpster Day, 4th of July, Summer Concerts, National Night Out, and even a Movie in the Park, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the schedule of events below ...  

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CANDIDATE PACKET GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 8, 2022

June 1, 2022

General Election November 8, 2022 Are you interested in running for Happy Valley City Council? City Council positions for mayor, position one (1) and position three (3) will be on the ballot for the November 8, 2022, General Election. Candidate packets are available on the cityโ€™s website as of June 1st. Elections for mayor and …  

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Council Corner

June 1, 2022

Message from the Mayor

June 1, 2022

Check out the 2022 Happy Valley Magazine!

May 5, 2022

Keep an eye on your mailbox because your copy of this yearโ€™s Happy Valley Magazine is headed your way! Created in partnership with the Happy Valley Business Alliance, this gorgeous publication highlights the best of Happy Valley and showcases a variety of happenings in the community. ย Check it out online and find out why Happy ...  

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Happy Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation receives donation

April 6, 2022

Last fall, StarCycle continued a studio tradition with their 4th annual Under the Stars fundraising event. Monies raised benefited the Happy Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation, which helps bring beneficial recreational programming to community members who otherwise may not have access to such vital programs. On April 5, City Council joined StarCycle studio owners, Kelly …  

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Happy Valley resident honored with Distinguished Life Saving Award

April 6, 2022

On April 5, City Council took a moment to acknowledge Happy Valley resident, Marcus Week, and present him with the Distinguished Life Saving Award. On November 29, 2021, he was out for a walk when he noticed a local student was experiencing a serious mental health crisis and contemplating ending her life. Mr. Week stayed …  

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Community brings school zone safety to the forefront.

April 4, 2022

Groundbreaking event to celebrate Good Shepherd Village

March 28, 2022

Earlier today, Mayor Tom Ellis and City Councilor Brett Sherman helped celebrate the groundbreaking of Good Shepherd Village, an 11-acre property that will offer regulated affordable housing to individuals, families, veterans, and seniors. The project, which is led by Catholic Charities of Oregon, Caritas Community Housing Corporation, and several other partners, including Metro and Clackamas ...  

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Bids & Proposals Current Advertisement

March 28, 2022

Local student visits City Hall, talks with Mayor

March 23, 2022

Scouters Mountain 5th grader, Jayden Alvarado, made a special trip to City Hall today to meet Mayor Tom Ellis and take a tour of the municipal building. A vivacious self-starter, Alvarado was hopeful he could learn more about the City and the role of mayor, so he vocalized to his parents his interest in getting ...  

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Clackamas County to pave Sunnyside Road between 122nd Ave to 162nd Ave.

March 17, 2022

The County will be paving Sunnyside Road between 122nd Ave to 162nd Ave. beginning Summer 2022. Paving projects typically begin in June and are completed by end of August. For information about this project as well as scheduling updates, please refer to the Clackamas County road maintenance project page at https://www.clackamas.us/roads/workprogram.html. Please note, this is …  

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Welcome to Happy Valley, Benny’s Donuts!

March 9, 2022

What started out as a small garage operation catering to the college crowd in Corvallis, Benny's Donuts has become a true donut dream made in heaven with its third location opening right here in town. Located in the Happy Valley Town Center complex, you'll find hot and fresh made-to-order donuts with a variety of glazes ...  

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Message from Mayor Ellis – Veterans Memorial Grant

March 4, 2022

Mayors Message โ€“ Veterans Memorial 50 years ago, I volunteered to join the U.S. Coast Guard. The same week I reached this milestone, the City was awarded a grant to purchase and install a permanent art sculpture at the Veterans Memorial next to City Hall. In addition, the Cityโ€™s plans call for a war timeline ...  

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Backyard Burn Season runs March 1 to June 15

March 1, 2022

The current backyardย burnย season opens today, March 1st and will tentatively close June 15th. City of Happy Valley residents must apply for a Backyard Burn permit. Please note, more than one acre of land is REQUIRED. Backyard burning permits do not apply to recreational fires (campfire, cooking fire or warming fires). Recreational fires are small and ...  

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New picnic shelters set for Happy Valley Park

February 14, 2022

Happy Valley Park shelters A and B (next to the All Abilities Park and the parking lot to the south by the volleyball court) began the process of getting a complete rebuild, just in time for spring and summer. The new shelters, which will start going up next month, will feature new flooring and weather ...  

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“If I Were Mayor, I Would….” contest

January 5, 2022

A Message from Mayor Ellis

January 3, 2022

Council Corner

January 3, 2022

Peace Tree planted near Cityโ€™s Veterans Memorial Park

November 10, 2021

Peace Tree planted near Cityโ€™s Veterans Memorial Park Earlier today, the City of Happy Valley planted a special ginkgo seedling grown from seeds collected in Hiroshima. The seeds came from trees that survived the atomic bombing of the Japanese city in 1945. Similar seedlings have also been planted around Oregon within the last several years, ...  

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Real Property Tax Explained

November 3, 2021

Real Property tax explained Curious what all those numbers and line items mean on your property tax statement? To help explain how your money is allocated, the City has put together a helpful breakdown.  

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Happy Valley paving projects in process

October 18, 2021

While the City generally aims to complete major paving projects prior to Labor Day, supply chain delays have created challenges and these projects are now slated to commence this week, continuing through the end of the month. This means some traffic delays may be experienced around town. Please be cautious and plan ahead. The graphic ...  

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Current Advertisements – 2021 TREE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM (CIP-04-21)

October 15, 2021

A Message from Mayor Ellis

September 27, 2021

Council Corner – October

September 27, 2021

September Council Corner

August 31, 2021

September Message from the Mayor

August 31, 2021

Park Safety

May 25, 2021

A kind reminder about Park safety As warmer weather begins to take hold, City parks and trails will be bustling with activity. We know spending time outdoors is great for mental and physical health, and our City parks offer the perfect outlet for exercise and some much needed fun in the sun. Here are some ...  

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A message from City Council

January 20, 2021

Last week, Happy Valleyโ€™s City Council united together to condemn the racist comments made by newly elected Clackamas County Commissioner, Mark Shull. The Council values the diversity of our community and the inclusion of all voices and is adamant that sentiments of hate and intolerance are unacceptable. Together, Council joins other elected officials throughout the …  

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Councilors take oath of office

January 6, 2021

At the January 5th City Council meeting, incumbent David Golobay and David Emami took the Oath of Office and were officially sworn in during a virtual ceremony that commemorates the beginning of their new terms. Additionally, David Golobay was nominated and voted in as the new Council President, a role previously held by Councilor Brett ...  

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ODOT safety project on OR 224 at Goosehollow Drive beginning January 14

January 6, 2021

Council Corner

December 29, 2020

A Message from the Mayor – Year in Review

November 30, 2020

Former City of Damascus properties are eligible for annexation

November 20, 2020

Due to the recent court decision, Deyoung v St of Or challenge to SB 226, properties located in the former City of Damascus are now again eligible for annexation to the City of Happy Valley. Learn more about the annexation process.

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Message from Mayor Ellis

November 19, 2020

KXL.FM Morning Show Interview with Mayor Ellis on 5.14.20

May 19, 2020

Is it time to renew your dog license?

April 21, 2020

Message from Mayor Ellis 04.08.20

April 9, 2020

Message from Mayor Ellis

April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Message from Mayor Ellis

March 25, 2020

Mayor Ellis joined KOIN 6 AM Extra this morning

March 16, 2020

Mayor Ellis joined KOIN 6 AM Extra this morning to talk about all things Happy Valley. In the weekly segment called Mayor Monday, anchor Jenny Hansson conducted today’s interview, covering issues related to the City’s managed growth, our upcoming parks and recreation program, and what we’re doing currently in response to COVID-19. Click photo below …  

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City’s Superblock Project Phase 1 Completed!

February 13, 2020

All Abilities Park now open!

November 5, 2019

The City of Happy Valley recently partnered with Rotary of Clackamas to bring a major playground project to life. The goal was to create an inclusive play area that promotes the healthy development of all childrenโ€™s physical, cognitive and sensory abilities and serves as a space that will give everyone the chance to play, grow ...  

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Parks Update: Judge adds interest to Jury award of $18 Million Dollars to City of Happy Valley.

October 21, 2019

In August, a jury of residents from throughout Clackamas County awarded the return of $18,078,238 to the City of Happy Valley, based on a breach of contract for the Countyโ€™s failure, acting as the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD), to build parks for which city residents paid. More recently, the Judge in the …  

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