May 2016, Tualatin Life

Memorial Day 2016

Stories From Our Latest Publication:

Spreading the Love with Timber Jim

Timber Jim

“Spread the Love” is the mantra for Tualatin resident Jim Serrill who lives those words in everything he does. But it could have been another story for this professional tree trimmer whose life has been riddled with family tragedies and cancer. After realizing anger and negative attitudes could be turned to positive good, Jim now […]

Police Chief Kent Barker to Retire

Police Chief Kent Barker

When Tualatin Police Chief Kent Barker retires at the end of June, our city will lose more than a Chief, but rather an extraordinary community member who has integrated our police force with our community in a way very few Chiefs do. Full article

Tualatin is Moving Full STEAM Ahead for $3 Million

America's Best Communities

Celebrations were erupting in communities across the country last month as Tualatin and seven other cities were named as finalists in the America’s Best Communities (ABC) competition, sponsored by Frontier Communications. Each of these communities will receive $100,000 to begin bringing their Community Revitalization Plans to life. Full article

History: Winona Cemetery

Winona Cemetery

Congratulations Tualatin, for being chosen as one of the best eight communities in America. And thanks to the great foresighted leaders that are shaping our Tualatin citizens’ lives even today. Full article

National WWII Memorial

National WWII Memorial

On my last visit to our nation’s capital, in Spring, 2004, I was fortunate to visit the newly completed national World War 11 Memorial. It wasn’t my specific destination but It was hard to miss when walking on the National Mall; an amphitheater with triumphal arches on the Southern and Northern ends and 56 pillars […]

Tualatin River Greenway

Tualatin River Greenway

The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new segment of the Tualatin River Greenway on April 9th was a fun day for family, friends and partners on the project. The event brought many people to the trail for the first time, creating a stronger sense of place. Full article

Celebrate Tualatin Award Winners

Celebrate Tualatin 2016

Each spring, communities across America celebrate the volunteers – individuals, businesses, and organizations – who give their time, talents and resources to help those in need. Tualatin is one of those lucky communities with a wealth of good samaritans who seem to have an insatiable spirit for giving back. These are the people that help […]

Brain Awareness Week

Brain awareness week

The City of Tualatin is celebrating its inaugural Brain Awareness Week (June 6-10) to help raise awareness of brain health in our community. FREE Brain Health activities for adults 40 & Better will be held all week long at the Juanita Pohl Center-Tualatin’s Active Aging Center! Full article

From Tualatin to Cambodia

From Tualatin to Cambodia

This is a love story. A story about people who fell in love and chose to love others near and far. If you were to meet John and Pam Pries, you would know immediately these two people are in love. John married his bride, Pam, on New Year’s Eve, 1966. In 1977, they became residents of Tualatin, where they raised their children, Britney […]


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