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City taking continued steps toward a Happy Valley Community Center

June 21, 2024

Earlier today, Mayor Ellis, Councilors Golobay and Sherman, and several City staff members toured the City of Hillsboroโ€™s Hidden Creek Community Center. Visiting nearby community centers is all part of the process towards bringing a similar facility to Happy Valley. The tour provided valuable insights into crucial project needs, including operations, construction, and budget.ย While it ...  

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Happy Valley Police and the City encourage fireworks safety this season

June 21, 2024

Fireworks officially go on sale Sunday, June 23 in Oregon. Please keep in mind that fireworks from permittedย stands in Oregon are legal to use in Happy Valley unless an Extreme Fire Risk is declared prohibiting their use. With this said, we encourage everyone to be exceedingly cautious and refrain from illegal fireworks use. The City ...  

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Update to road closure dates at SE 132nd Ave and King Rd.

June 20, 2024

Update to road closure dates at SE 132ndย Ave and King Rd. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the dates for the upcoming road closure at 132nd Ave. and King Rd. have changed. The short-term road closure is now scheduled to take place Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28 from 8am-5pm, daily. The road will reopen each ...  

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๐€ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ-๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐๐ž๐ ๐’๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ!

June 20, 2024

This year we have an incredible special guest to kick off 4th of July Family Festival, which is only 2 weeks away! This person has an amazing voice and a big social media following with one post gaining over 15 million views. They’re known for their unique one-wheeled rides and captivating performances at local festivals. …  

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City Council honors Youth Council incoming and outgoing members

June 19, 2024

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, the City said farewell to four graduating Happy Valley Youth Council seniors and welcomed three new members to the group.ย  The Happy Valley Youth Council is comprised of high school students who live in the City and demonstrate the ability to take initiative. This council gives these teens a chance ...  

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Celebrating Juneteenth

June 19, 2024

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the U.S. and is celebrated by communities across the country today. If you want to learn more, the Happy Valley Library has some great resources for you. Learn more, here!

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Efforts to develop ADA Transition Plan to begin this week

June 17, 2024

The City of Happy Valley is committed to ensuring crosswalks and sidewalks are accessible for everyone in the community. Thatโ€™s why our engineering team is gearing up to establish an ADA Transition Plan, which serves to help cities like Happy Valley identify, prioritize, and fund needed improvements. Starting this week, the Cityโ€™s engineering team and ...  

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Join our team! Civil Engineer position open NOW!

June 14, 2024

Calling all Civil Engineers! Are you a pro at development engineering and civil plan review? Got a solid understanding of land use and permitting processes? If you're passionate about turning visions into reality, then we need YOU! Help us make our city even more awesome (because who doesn't want smoother commutes and better infrastructure?). Check ...  

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Stay safe this summer: Essential wildfire resources online now

June 12, 2024

As temperatures rise, so do the dangers of wildfires. To help keep our community safe, the City and many of our community partners have compiled essential information to prepare and protect your home and family. Learn more at our designated webpage where you'll find information from entities like Clackamas County, Clackamas Fire District 1, and ...  

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Concerts in the Valley begin July 11th!

June 11, 2024

Are you ready for summer concerts? Save the dates because the 2024 Concerts in the Valley series begins Thursday, July 11! Coordinated by Happy Valley Parks and Recreation, this event is one of the highlights of the year. Stay tuned for themed nights and special events to be unveiled in the weeks to come. Be ...  

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Road closure slated June 13-Aug. 13: SE Sager Rd between 162nd and 172nd

June 10, 2024

Road closure slated June 13-Aug. 13: SE Sager Rd between 162ndย and 172nd A temporary road closure is scheduled for eastbound traffic only on SE Sager Rd between 162ndย Ave. and 172ndย Ave. for utility work. A detour will be in effect. The closure will begin on June 13, 2024, at 7 a.m. and be completed on Aug. ...  

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Celebrating Pride Month

June 4, 2024

In recognition of Pride Month, we celebrate the contributions and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. This month serves as a reminder of the ongoing efforts toward equality and the importance of fostering an inclusive environment for all. If you’d like to learn more, the staff at the Happy Valley Libraryย have compiled a list of resourcesย to …  

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Council Corner

May 30, 2024

A Message from the Mayor

May 30, 2024

Calling all local students who live in Happy Valley and have a handmade craft that you would like to sell to the public!

May 30, 2024

Happy Valley Splash Pad is open!

May 23, 2024

In Happy Valley, Memorial Day Weekend marks the opening of the Splash Pad water feature at Happy Valley Park AND the Sprinkling Pad at Village Green Park. These features will run 9am-8pm, Saturday, May 25, through Labor Day. While the weather has been blustery this week, sunny skies and warmer temps will soon return, so …  

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Report it before you post it: An important safety message from the Happy Valley Police Department

May 22, 2024

Report it before you post it: An important safety message from the Happy Valley Police Department 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 isnโ€™t always the most efficient. While we …  

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City unveils new sculpture at art dedication event for Veterans Memorial Park

May 22, 2024

City unveils new sculpture at art dedication event for Veterans Memorial Park Yesterday, we proudly unveiled the new sculpture at Happy Valley's Veterans Memorial Park, reaffirming our City's commitment to recognizing and honoring those in our community who have served in the military. The sculpture symbolizes the pride, bravery, and courage that soldiers need to ...  

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City Hall welcomes Rock Creek Middle School Choirs

May 15, 2024

On May 14, City Hall welcomed the talented students from Rock Creek Middle School’s choirs for a special performance. It was not only a fantastic opportunity for the students to showcase their skills, but also a chance for our City staff to connect with a local school and support the students’ efforts. Even Mayor Ellis …  

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Library Expansion – Letโ€™s keep the momentum going!

May 6, 2024

Letโ€™s keep the momentum going! At a special fundraising event last week, the Friends of the Library presented Mayor Tom Ellis with a generousย donation of $10,000 and the Rotary Club of Clackamasย Foundation gave an incredible $30,000, all to help bring new furnishings and art enhancements to the Happy Valley Libraryโ€™s new addition, which is slated ...  

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Want to know what’s going on with road construction around town? Here’s the latest update on the big projects that are underway.

May 3, 2024

  ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ญ๐ก & ๐Š๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐. ๐”๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž: Portland General Electric has successfully completed the undergrounding of cables at SE 129th & King. Following suit, communication companies, Lumen, Comcast, Ziply, and Verizon are slated to pull their cables underground in the coming weeks. Private utility conversions are already in motion, with utility poles, including streetlights, …  

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#HVHydrohunt, a fun and eco-friendly way to celebrate our planet

April 25, 2024

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the #HVHydrohunt, a fun and eco-friendly way to celebrate our planet while exploring the beauty of our city's parks! ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ'๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€: Purchase your exclusive limited edition reusable water bottle at City Hall now for $40. Start your journey by visiting participating local parks, when you ...  

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๐—” ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€

April 20, 2024

Thank you Volunteers ๐—” ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜†! As April marks National Volunteer Month, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude for their invaluable contributions to our community. Whether it's enhancing our parks, planning ...  

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Youth Council honored with donation from Happy Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation

April 17, 2024

At last night’s City Council meeting, the Happy Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation presented the Happy Valley Youth Council with a check for $3,000. The contribution aims to further empower the Youth Council in their role of nurturing and enhancing the well-being of the youth in our community. The Youth Council has been actively engaged …  

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๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ “๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ˆ ๐–๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ฒ๐จ๐ซ” ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ!

April 17, 2024

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Oscar Ly, a fifth grader from Scouters Mountain Elementary School was recognized for his winning poster submission in the 2024 โ€œIf I were Mayor, I Wouldโ€ฆโ€ contest. Sponsored by the Oregon Mayors Association, the contest encourages youth to take a closer look at their community and describe what they would …  

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Celebrating community safety

April 17, 2024

The results are in! Happy Valley ranked 15th overall nation-wide within its population size category and secured the second position in the State of Oregon for the success of its National Night Out event last summer. This popular event aims to foster relationships among residents and promote community partnerships with police and other first responders. ...  

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Save the Dates! Parks & Recreation summer happenings are headed your way!

April 5, 2024

Save the Dates! Parks & Recreation summer happenings are headed your way! Mark those calendars because the Happy Valley Parks and Recreation summer events line up is official! ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ: ๐ƒ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒย - ๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿ’๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐…๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅย - ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ’ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐•๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒย - ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ, ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ-๐€๐ฎ๐ . ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ญ ๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ- ...  

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Happy Valley Police visit Happy Valley Elementary School

March 5, 2024

This morning, Chief Rich Sheldon and Traffic Deputy Alex Mazhnikov had the pleasure of visiting the kindergarten classes at Happy Valley Elementary School. As part of the grade's Community Helper unit, they had the opportunity to share with the kids some insights into their roles, the tools they use, and the training they undergo. The ...  

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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 Cityโ€™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 Tuesdayโ€™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 Valleyโ€™s younger population and stems from the Youth ...  

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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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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 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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