On April 27, John Bartholomew got the call he’d been waiting for anxiously for weeks – the local Frontier Communications office phoned to say his Tualatin team’s entry had been named as one of fifty quarter-finalists in the America’s Best Communities competition. And that they’d won $50,000. John let loose a big, hearty laugh.
And with that, Tualatin became one of fifty small towns across the US competing for a $3 million top prize. Yes, $3 million.