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News from City Hall and the community with a sense of humor.

Talking Tigard Kent Wyatt

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News from City Hall and the community with a sense of humor.

    City's 60th Meets St. Anthony's 100th

    City's 60th Meets St. Anthony's 100th

    In this episode, we celebrate the City's 60th Anniversary and St. Anthony School's 100th Anniversary!

    Former Mayor Cook and Julie Le share the origins story of the St. Anthony School and how it intersects with the growth of Tigard.

    They also share stories about Dan Larsen, Floyd Bergmann, Tammie's Toy Town, Town and Country Days, Texas Cafe, and frosty tops. 

    For Your Playlist: 'Be True to Your School' by The Beach Boy and 'Memories' by Barbara Streisand

    Host: Kent Wyatt, Communications Manager

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    City's 60th with Former Councilor Anderson

    City's 60th with Former Councilor Anderson

    Tom Anderson's service with the city began in 2007 with an appointment to the Planning Commission. He continued serving the community when he was elected to the City Council in 2016. Affordable housing, police services levy, refreshed tree code, and long-term water source were a few issues facing the city during this time. Tom talks about these issues and shares advice for the next generation of mayors and councilors in Tigard.

    For Your Playlist: 'September' by Earth, Wind and Fire

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    Beep... Beep... Drive-Thru Hiring Event!

    Beep... Beep... Drive-Thru Hiring Event!

    WorkSource Oregon is hosting a series of drive-thru hiring events where job seekers have the opportunity to speak with employers from the comfort of their car.

    Barbee Williams from WorkSource Oregon provides the details - what you should bring, what type of employers will be there, and how to make the most of the opportunity.

    For Your Playlist: "We Are the World"
    Host: Kent Wyatt, Communications Manager

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    City's 60th with Councilor Newton

    City's 60th with Councilor Newton

    In celebration of the City's 60th Anniversary, former mayors and city councilors are sharing their role in the city's history.

    Liz Newton has been a member of the Tigard community for more than 38 years. For the last 12 years before her 2017 retirement, she served as assistant city manager. She was elected to the city council in 2018. 

    She shares memories of Nick Wilson, Girod's Super Market, First Bank of Tigard, and Tigard Plaza.

    For Your Playlist: 'All Things Must Pass' by George Harrison

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    City's 60th with Former Mayor Dirksen

    City's 60th with Former Mayor Dirksen

    In celebration of the City's 60th Anniversary, former mayors and city councilors are sharing their role in the city's history.

    Former Mayor Craig Dirksen reflects on how a desire to increase the number of parks in Tigard led him to running for office. While serving as mayor, the city increased parks and open space from 288 acres in 2000 to 550 acres by 2014.

    For Your Playlist: 'I Get Around' by The Beach Boys
    Host: Kent Wyatt, Communications Manager

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    History Comes Alive with Murray Carlisle

    History Comes Alive with Murray Carlisle

    In 2011, Tigard High School students selected U.S History teacher Murray Carlisle as their graduation speaker. He advised students to "do something to help other people. Do something where you give back to your community, to your state, to your nation."

    In this interview, Murray talks about his approach to teaching, including the challenge of teaching to an empty classroom last year. He also shares the books and movies that help him continue to learn about our country's history.

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Customer Reviews

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From THS to PDX

Had a great time speaking on the podcast and have enjoyed listening to the rest. Tigard has had a great impact on my life and programs such as the TYAC have helped me tremendously. Thank you Kent!

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Much-obliged

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