Lunch with the Chief

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 11:33 am

Bill Steele


Join Us For Our Favorite Fundraiser of the Year!

We are excited to announce that on April 25th, K. L. Wombacher, President & General Manager for the Hillsboro Hops SS-A Professional Baseball team will present the keynote address at the TUCPF annual Lunch with the Chief fundraiser.

Funds raised at our “Lunch with the Chief” help support essential Tualatin Community Police Foundation projects. You will enjoy a great event full of education, entertainment and even a fun live auction to support the many valuable programs provided by the Foundation.

Tualatin Police Chief Bill Steele and TUCPF leadership are thrilled to present President Wombacher as he captivates attendees with tales of the Hops origin and their huge success in bringing minor league baseball back to Oregon. Fans and non-fans alike won’t be able to help but be entertained!

This fun annual event includes Tualatin Police Department updates from Chief Steele including important public safety and community policing programs. There may even be a special guest appearance from Tony, our famous K-9 officer.

TUCPF passionately supports positive connection between law enforcement and the Tualatin community it serves by funding community and public safety programs.

For ticket or sponsorship information – visit our website or send an email to

Event Details

When: April 25th, 2017, Full lunch buffet opens at 11:30 a.m. Program runs 12pm-1pm.

Where: Tualatin Country Club, 9145 SW Tualatin Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

Tickets: $35/person prior to April 15th, $40/ person after April 15th, $50/person at the door. Table of 10: $350/table prior to April 15th, $400/table after April 15th. Tickets may be purchased on line at

Cathy Holland
Cathy Holland
is a retired businesswoman and a 25- year resident of Tualatin. She is also is a member of board of directors of the Tualatin Community Police Foundation.

Tualatin CIO

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 10:21 am

Tualatin CIO


As President of the Tualatin Commercial Citizen Involvement Organization (CCIO), I am pleased to give you an update on our progress of helping prepare our community for all emergencies but specifically for a catastrophic event.

On December 5, 2015, CCIO invited community leaders, businesses, and government planners to discuss the predicted impact of a catastrophic event such as a major earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. At that meeting, the entire CIO business and residential leadership learned that our community needed to get prepared to take care of our neighbors and ourselves if such an event took place. As most of us are now aware, first responders are expected to be overwhelmed for weeks, if not months.

Since then, the CIOs and the City of Tualatin have been supporting a multi-prong effort to get prepared:

• Prepare our home/car/work using the Red Cross “Prepare” & “Earthquake Shout Out” Programs.

• Preparing our street and immediate neighborhood using the Oregon Emergency Preparation tool called “Map Your Neighborhood” which helps neighbors build a plan for their immediate neighborhood.

• Creating a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) using the structure currently being used by our friends in Tigard. The creation includes Basic CERT training and ongoing training and drilling. Tigard has approximately 150 active CERT members. Tualatin now has 24 with full a Spring CERT class, which will hopefully add another 22 volunteers to our group.

• Communicate monthly via the “Prepper Minute” in Tualatin Life with easy, quick steps anyone can take to get ready.

• Creating downtown incident teams to help businesses, their customers, and residents of the downtown area respond to a major event.

Would you like to get more prepared? Our next basic Red Cross Prepare class is being offered in evening and daytime on April 11 and April 12 at the Juanita Pohl Center. The class is free.

To register, go to the City of Tualatin website at Hover on the banner “Our Community” and selection the option: “Parks & Recreation”. On that page, click on the blue box titled “Register”.

If you have previously signed up for online registration with the City of Tualatin, you can go directly to “View all Spring Classes”. If not, you need to sign up by clicking on “Create a new online registration account and view all recreation programs”. Then select “View all Spring 2017 programs” and search using the key word “emergency”. If you have trouble with the website, you can also registered by emailing

The class titles are:

• Emergency Preparation 101 April 11 (Evening) 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

• Emergency Preparation 101 April 12 (Daytime) 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

I also want to thank Michael Antonelli of Tualatin Life, all of the CIO Presidents, CIO Board Members, volunteers and the City of Tualatin for all of their support. If you want to volunteer your time, send me an email

Cathy HollandCathy Holland is a retired businesswoman and a 25- year resident of Tualatin. She is also is a member of board of directors of the Tualatin Community Police Foundation.