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THPRD's steering committees participate in discussions, review plans, and provide broad feedback on park district programs, facilities, and parks. The steering committee also provides oversite to new program proposals.
Community oversight helps guide THPRD's planning efforts in the following areas:
Champions Too Steering Committee
In developing plans for Mountain View Champions Park, THPRD formed a Champions Too Steering Committee composed of representatives from over 20 disability service organizations.
The Champions Too Steering Committee consists of representatives from regional nonprofit organizations and providers serving people with disabilities. Members of the Steering Committee include:
Roberta Dunn, FACT Oregon
Georgia Lampros & Frances Santoro, Edwards Center
Kylie Vanderpool, Center for Autism & Related Disorders
Lorena Day, Adaptive Sports Northwest
BJ Mealy, Special Olympics of Oregon
Kandice Vinson, Adapt Training
Lori Ball & Tobi Rate, Autism Society of Oregon
Sarah Watters, Beaverton School District
Mike Smith, Portland Timbers
Julie Rocha & Gretchen Gorman, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
Committee members played an integral role in ensuring the park is inclusive for people of all abilities. THPRD continues to collaborate with this committee to create diverse programming for children and adults experiencing disabilities.
For more information, contact Julie Rocha at 503-645-6433.