Mayor’s Corner: December 2021

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Garden Corner Curves

November 20th was a beautiful day for the Garden Corner Curves reopening celebration.  The Garden Corner Curves project is one of the signature projects of the $20 million Tualatin Moving Forward transportation bond, approved by voters in 2018.  Three hundred people from more than 40 different companies actively worked on this project.  It took five years of planning and two years of construction to create a safe corridor for four thousand drivers a day plus people out walking, cycling, jogging, and rolling along the pathway.

The goal was to fit in everything that the community desired: to build a safer space to walk or bike between neighborhoods, maximize safety, provide lighting, keep the creek from flooding over the road, keep speeds down, protect the environment, and preserve as many trees as possible – all while making it look nice.  The goal was achieved.

This project came together because of the work of former city councilor Robert Kellogg and the Ibach Community Involvement Organization (CIO).  To recognize Councilor Robert Kellogg’s involvement and commitment, a commemorative boulder has been placed on the roadway.  Thank you, Robert, for all your efforts on behalf of the residents of Tualatin.

Holiday Lights Parade

The Holiday Lights Parade Series will be coming back this December. The dates are:

  • Saturday, December 4 – North Parade (Includes neighborhoods around Community Park and Jurgens Park)
  • Saturday, December 11 – South Parade (Includes neighborhoods around Ibach Park and Tualatin High School)
  • Saturday, December 18 – East Parade (Includes neighborhoods around Atfalati Park and Browns Ferry Park)

If you’d like to participate, registration is limited for each parade.  Residents are welcome to register for any of the three parades.  All parades will begin at 5:30 pm, take approximately 2 hours to complete, and registration is free.  For more information go to: www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/holiday-lights-parade.

Holiday Message

With the holiday season here, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a safe and healthy holiday season.   I want to thank all you for your patience, strength, compassion, and ongoing efforts to help others in need during the COVID pandemic.  I look forward to a new year filled with promise, opportunity, and goodwill.