BY TUALATIN MAYOR LOU OGDEN
Recently we received word from the Oregon Business Council that together, the two communities of Tualatin and Tigard, have been selected as finalists for consideration as a Blue Zones Demonstration Community, part of the Oregon Healthiest State Initiative. Our two cities have come together, along with dozens of community partners, on a mission to become a healthier, happier community. Tigard and Tualatin elected officials and staff have endorsed this proposal; however, this is a “Community” initiative and not a City project. With more than 50 endorsements from elected officials, organizations, and community partners we are excited and ready to embrace the Blue Zones philosophies and practices.