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2014 Town Hall

Thousands of people seeking good music, tasty food and a sense of community filled Main Street and the Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza during the June 10 Annual Vision Town Hall and Celebration on opening night of Tuesday Marketplace.

To showcase Hillsboro 2020 partners and action highlights, and encourage participation in Hillsboro 2035 planning, the Vision Implementation Committee created an “Amazing Race to Hillsboro’s Future” activity. After visiting visioning theme stations and submitting “idea cards” at the end of the circuit, Town Hall attendees earned their own Hillsboro 2035 T-shirt and were entered into a prize drawing. Over 230 individuals completed the task.

Other activities to promote Town Hall attendance included development and distribution of thematic posters (see image at right), a promotional video and new attractions including Limelight Open-Air Photo Booth and robot demonstrations by the Glencoe High School Robotics Team, Shockwave.

2014 Town Hall Community Feedback

The following is a small sampling of some of the more than 500 ideas Town Hall attendees submitted to the Hillsboro 2035 Idea Box:

  • Hillsboro: Robust, economically diverse, small businesses thrive, culturally diverse, wide variety of opportunity, blend of best small/medium-sized town with agricultural surroundings
  • Decrease high density housing development; require road and traffic improvements with new construction
  • Improve downtown, fun, art
  • Make it safe to bike
  • More summer activities for children
  • I think that by 2035 we would have flying cars and we would be able to bring people back to life
  • More trails, bikes, people using public transportation and reducing gas emissions
  • Another swimming facility besides SHARC
  • Better paving on the streets and sidewalks
  • Cleanest town in Oregon
  • This is the best city ever
  • That there is a wonderful retirement community here
  • More indoor parks for weather
  • That it is a city that promotes culture and arts, great place to live
  • More police security, more security in schools
  • More help for small business, information and capacitating on how to start a business
  • This town is really tops on technology and we have the best water supply!

Scenes from the 2014 Annual Town Hall

Town Hall 2014

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