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Backyard burn season set to open March 1

February 29, 2024

The backyard burn season is set to open Friday, Mar. 1 and will tentatively close June 15. 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 ...  

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Council Corner

February 29, 2024

A Message from the Mayor

February 29, 2024

Sign up now! City to host upcoming blood drive on March 11th

February 28, 2024

  Happy Valley Parks & Recreation has partnered with the Red Cross to offer a way for people in the community to help those in need. About thirty minutes is all it takes to save a life and your blood could mean all the difference to someone who has been in an accident or is …  

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If I Were Mayor contest deadline set for Friday, March 1st

February 23, 2024

Students have one more week to finish up their If I Were Mayor projects. Posters, essays, and digital media submissions must be submitted by 5pm on March 1st and they must include a completed entry form to be considered. Contest details and instructions can be found at the link below. As a reminder, the contest …  

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Utility undergrounding continues along SE 129th Avenue

February 23, 2024

Construction work along 129th Avenue and King Road is progressing as planned. Currently, crews are focusing on burying utilities in preparation for a future roundabout at the SE 129th and King Rd. intersection. Traffic control will continue to be in effect as we move into the next month and residents will soon notice work beginning …  

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HV WORKS!

February 12, 2024

Exciting news! HV Works, the City’s new online permitting and licensing portal, is now up and running! With just a few clicks, residents can apply and submit payments for various licenses and permits from the comfort of home, the office, or on the go! Easily manage tasks like dog licenses, alarm permits, building permits, and ...  

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Partnering with the leaders of tomorrow

February 7, 2024

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Council formally added their support to a resolution created by the Happy Valley Youth Council which encourages the State Legislature to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco. This partnership underscores the dedication of both councils to safeguard the well-being of Happy Valley’s younger population and stems from the Youth ...  

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Celebrating Black History Month

February 1, 2024

February is Black History Month, a time to explore and honor the many contributions and achievements of the Black and African American community. In recognition, the Happy Valley Library has compiled a variety of books and resources that reflect upon and celebrate Black culture, heritage, and history. Learn more at the link below! https://www.happyvalleyor.gov/happy-valley-library/blog/black-stories/

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Win Cash Rewards in the ‘If I Were Mayor’ Contest

February 1, 2024

Unlock your imagination and win big: Participate in the 'If I Were Mayor' contest for a $100 cash prize and a chance to meet City Council! Heads up, 4th-12th graders! The City’s If I Were Mayor contest is back and there are cash prizes to be won! The City of Happy Valley is again participating ...  

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A Message from the Mayor

January 31, 2024

NOTICE OF UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURE: WILLIAM OTTY RD. AT SE 129TH AVE.

January 8, 2024

We want to inform you about an upcoming road closure that will begin next week. Closure will affect William Otty Road at SE 129th Ave. Work is scheduled to take place between 1/10 and 1/17 from 8am to 5pm. The detour plan will direct drivers to take Cougar Place and Scott Creek Lane to access …  

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Oregon DEQ Backyard Burn season is now CLOSED

December 18, 2023

The Oregon DEQ Backyard Burn season is now CLOSED, effective December 15. The spring backyard burn season is anticipated to reopen March 1, 2024. As a reminder, please do NOT call 911 to report illegal backyard burning unless a burn pile is imminently threatening life or property. Instead, please visit the Clackamas Fire District #1 …  

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City staffers receive statewide award for civic education

October 18, 2023

We are pleased to announce that Happy Valley staff members, Steve Campbell and Stephani Hern, advisors to the Happy Valley Youth Council, received the statewide Civic Education Award on Oct. 13 at the League of Oregon Cities 98th Annual Conference. The Civic Education Award recognizes educators who have promoted local government education in Oregon schools. ...  

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City notices influx in e-scooters, hoverboards

October 17, 2023

City notices influx in e-scooters, hoverboards Steve Campbell Director of Public Safety As electric scooters, skateboards, and hoverboards become more popular across the country, Happy Valley is seeing an influx in them as well. Additionally, safety concerns related to their use have become more prevalent. As a result, it is important to keep in mind ...  

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Council Corner – Sports fields replacements on track at Happy Valley Park

October 3, 2023

A Message from the Mayor

October 3, 2023

Happy Valley Library will be closed Monday, October 9, 2023

October 2, 2023

The Happy Valley Library will be closed Monday, October 9, 2023 for a staff in-service day. The library will reopen for our regular hours on Tuesday at 10 am.

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Street striping work to begin next week, Oct. 2nd.

September 29, 2023

Starting the week of Oct. 2, you may see some crews out and about as the City begins its annual street striping work. This generally includes repainting center line stripes as well as refreshing the markings for bike lanes, stop bars, speed bumps, and turn arrows. The work is anticipated to be completed by mid ...  

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Backyard Burn Season reopens Oct. 1

September 29, 2023

The backyard burn season is set to open Sunday, Oct. 1 and will tentatively close Dec. 15. 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 …  

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Commemorative Oktoberfest shirts on sale now!

September 28, 2023

Commemorative Oktoberfest shirts on sale now! Starting today, you can show your love for Oktoberfest and Happy Valley with a commemorative event shirt! These shirts are not just clothing…they’re a piece of the festival’s history! But hurry, these shirts are only available for a limited time. Purchase one ahead of the festival at HV City …  

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Street Sweeper to increase service frequency this Fall

September 25, 2023

The City Street Sweeper will be making additional rounds as we head into Fall and that means it will be extra important to ensure your street trees’ branches are trimmed and not at risk of getting in the way. Tree limbs over a residential street must be at least 11 feet above the surface to …  

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Pleasant Valley Villages Park open during trail work

September 21, 2023

Pleasant Valley Villages Park open during trail work Pleasant Valley Villages Park is open to residents and visitors, however access to the walking trails from the Park is currently off limits as crews complete some final regrading. The Park’s restrooms, basketball court, and playgrounds remain open for use.

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We’re hiring!

September 20, 2023

We’re hiring! The City is looking to hire a Senior Civil Engineer. This position provides a variety of complex tasks and functions including site development permitting, assisting with capital improvement projects, and preparing project schedules, specifications, and cost estimates. Learn more at our careers page following the link below and apply online! www.happyvalleyor.gov/careers

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Happy Valley Splash Pads now closed

September 18, 2023

Happy Valley Splash Pads now closed The splash pad at Happy Valley Park and sprinkling pad at Village Green Park are officially closed. The water features are anticipated to reopen Memorial Day weekend 2024. For more information, please check out our designated webpage.

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Save the Date! – Oktoberfest

August 29, 2023

𝐖𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐮𝐟 𝐖𝐢𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐭, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐎𝐤𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟕! Save the date and make a plan to join us for a day of fun, food, and festivities. Check out the link below for all the details …  

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City celebrates volunteers

August 18, 2023

City celebrates volunteers At this week’s Summer Concert, it wasn’t just the music that was cause for celebration. City Volunteers and 2023’s Outstanding Volunteers were honored with an evening that served to recognize their service and achievements. Every year, the City receives countless hours of service, invaluable advice, and strategic guidance from volunteers in the ...  

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Groundbreaking event at the Happy Valley Library

August 15, 2023

Located in the bustling Portland-Metropolitan region, Happy Valley Library is a regional hub for a variety of community programming. As one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities, the Library is set to begin a 7,000 square-foot expansion that will create additional space for community to gather. Today marked the official groundbreaking of this ...  

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Curious about the new art sculptures at City Hall?

August 11, 2023

Curious about the new art sculptures at City Hall? Consider joining us next Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. for a brief tour and hear from the artists that created the new pieces. This is a great opportunity for art enthusiasts as well as casual observers who simply want to take it the beautiful work ...  

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Library Expansion

August 7, 2023

Field replacement update at Happy Valley Park:

August 2, 2023

Southern parking lots to intermittently close to vehicles beginning Wednesday, Aug. 2 The sports field replacement project underway at Happy Valley Park continues to progress. Once completed, the fields will offer new grass and amenities that include: Updates to irrigation and drainage lines Fencing and sign modifications Infield upgrades to baseball field New baseball field ...  

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Council Corner – Outstanding Volunteers in the Community

August 1, 2023

Council Corner – Outstanding Volunteers in the Community A few months ago, the City Council sought nominations for members of our community who have gone above and beyond to make Happy Valley a better place to live, learn, work, and play. We couldn’t have been more inspired by the individuals nominated by the community. Hearing ...  

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Safety updates slated for SE 152nd and Misty Dr.

June 29, 2023

Starting July 5, safety updates near SE 152nd Dr. and Misty Dr. are set to begin. Crews will be extending the concrete medians and upgrading the intersection’s traffic separator. Left turns from SE 152nd Dr. onto Misty Dr. will be prohibited during the construction and crosswalks will be closed. Residents and visitors to the area ...  

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City Council celebrates Youth Council members

June 21, 2023

On Tuesday, City Council recognized and celebrated four graduating Happy Valley Youth Councilors who are about to embark on some new adventures. Congratulations to Jaden Andrews, Ivana Prokopenko (not pictured), Hannah Bach, and Ava Wong who served our City well and will no doubt do some amazing things in their futures. The City will miss ...  

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Happy Valley Park field replacement project to start July 5

June 15, 2023

Happy Valley Park field replacement project to start July 5 Beginning July 5, visitors to Happy Valley Park will notice construction equipment and crews as the City commences work to replace all sports fields. The improvement project serves to replace the current fields with new grass and amenities that include: Updates to irrigation and drainage ...  

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Congrats, Happy Valley grads!

June 7, 2023

Happy Valley Youth Council members recognized.

June 5, 2023

Pamplin Media's 2023 Amazing Kids publication is officially out and FOUR of our Happy Valley Youth Council members were selected to be featured! Learn more about these amazing young women and find out how they are making a positive impact in our community. Head to page 34 for the full story online.

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June is Pride Month

June 5, 2023

June is Pride Month, a time filled with celebrations and an opportunity to reflect upon the progress made in recognizing and respecting the rights of LGBTQ+ people. Our friends at Happy Valley Library put together a list of book recommendations to help celebrate. Check out the link below to learn more! https://www.happyvalleyor.gov/community/happy-valley-library/blog/

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Announcing 2023 Summer Event Sponsors

May 31, 2023

Announcing 2023 Summer Event Sponsors Thank you local businesses! Did you know the 4th of July Family Festival and Summer Concert series would not be possible without the support of local business sponsors? We are proud to partner with some of the best in our community as we create fun, memorable events the whole family ...  

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Memorial Day, May 29th

May 25, 2023

Memorial Day, we remember those who have given their lives in service to our country. May we never forget their sacrifice. In observance of this day, City Hall and Happy Valley Library will be closed May 29th.

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𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤, 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲!

May 22, 2023

This week, we're recognizing the people in our very own Public Works Department who provide and maintain city infrastructure and maintenance services. A primary goal of the celebratory week includes educating the general public about the value and necessities of public works projects and to call attention to the importance of public works in community ...  

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𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 “𝐈𝐟 𝐈 𝐖𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐫” 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬!

May 17, 2023

Adriana Draskovic (center right), a 5th grader from Happy Valley Elementary, was the winner from the poster category. Lauren Puerta (center left), an 8th grader from Happy Valley Middle School, won in the essay category. This annual contest, which is coordinated by the Oregon Mayors Association (OMA), challenges students to share their creative ideas about ...  

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If I Were Mayor Contest Winner Announced

May 16, 2023

𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 “𝐈𝐟 𝐈 𝐖𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐫” 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬! Adriana Draskovic (center right), a 5th grader from Happy Valley Elementary, was the winner from the poster category. Lauren Puerta (center left), an 8th grader from Happy Valley Middle School, won in the essay category. This annual contest, which is coordinated by the Oregon Mayors Association …  

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May 14, 2023

Happy Mother’s Day To all the amazing mothers and mother figures in our community, we'd like to wish you a day of love and joy. We are thankful for everything you do.

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City reminds residents to call police when safety issues arise

May 9, 2023

City reminds residents to call police when safety issues arise When it comes to issues of safety and urgency in the community, the best thing you can do is speak up. Social media can be a great tool for communicating, but it isn’t always the most efficient. Unfortunately, platforms like Facebook and Nextdoor can only ...  

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Message from the Mayor

May 4, 2023

Council Corner

May 4, 2023

Happy Valley Police seeks tips, additional victims after arresting multiple suspected car prowlers

May 3, 2023

Happy Valley Police seeks tips, additional victims after arresting multiple suspected car prowlers Please reference HVPD Case # 23-009099 The Happy Valley Police Department is looking for additional victims after arresting three suspected car prowlers. On Tuesday, May 2, at 3:41 a.m., an alert resident called 911 to report people prowling around cars and houses …  

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Important safety message from the City of Happy Valley Animal Control

April 18, 2023

The City of Happy Valley is urging all residents who have experienced any incident involving dogs attacking their domestic or livestock animals on the night of April 17, 2023, and the early morning hours of April 18, 2023 to come forward and report their cases immediately. The city is currently looking for more victims who …  

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Summer Events in Happy Valley

March 31, 2023

Summer Events in Happy Valley The 2023 Happy Valley Parks and Recreation summer events line up is official and we're so excited to have the community join us once again for music, celebrations, and fun, right here in Happy Valley! For now, mark your calendars and get ready for another season of fun in the ...  

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Passport Application Appointment Calendar is now open to book your appointment online only!

February 23, 2023

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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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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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.  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 a nuclear powered attack submarine stationed with the United States Navy that will serve in Oregon’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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SE 172nd Ave. Widening and Infrastructure Improvements

July 18, 2022

Status Project is in design phase. Updated: 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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Community brings school zone safety to the forefront.

April 4, 2022

Bids & Proposals Current Advertisement

March 28, 2022

Message from Mayor Ellis – Veterans Memorial Grant

March 4, 2022

Mayors Message – 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 City’s plans call for a war timeline ...  

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“If I Were Mayor, I Would….” contest

January 5, 2022

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

October 15, 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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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 04.08.20

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Message from Mayor Ellis

March 25, 2020