News in Brief
Help keep Wilsonville green
Wilsonville has been named a Tree City USA for the 19th year in a row, reflecting its committment to maintaning and promoting urban forestry. March 18 the City will host a pollinator planting event at the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant, and in April there will be two more. To find out more, go to wilsonvilleparksandrec.com.
City of Wilsonville seeks public input
The City of Wilsonville is seeking input on its Town Center master planning process with a online survey open through March. Go to wilsonvilletowncenter.com to find out more. The City is also solicting feedback from the business community regarding the possiblity of developing a publicly-owned fiber optic network. Call IS Manager Andy Stone at 503-570-1532. The city also has a online survey on the topic at ci.wilsonville.or.us/fiber.
Local teens win pageant
Two Wilsonville young women recently won their age divisions in the 2017 Snowflake Pageant in an event that benefitted the Oregon Food Bank. Annika Pounds, who graduated from Wilsonville High School in 2016 and attends Oregon State University, won the "Miss" division. And eighth-grader Karra Kaiser, a student at Athey Creek Middle School, won the "Junior Teen" Division.
Tourism grants available, ideas sought
Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs has extended the deadline to apply for a Community Partnership Program grant to April 2. An online application form is available at mthoodterritory.com/formcppapplication1.php for local tourism proposals that seek to increase the numbers of tourist visitors and increase the economic impact of tourism within Clackamas County.
In addition, the organization (branded as Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory) is seeking the public's input on its draft five-year strategic priorities, which provides direction to the organization. Go to https://www.mthoodterritory.com/PublicListeningSurvey .