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Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District Appointment
May 25, 2018
Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD) has appointed Rebecca Cambreleng to the District's Program and Events Advisory Committee as its Community Volunteer. Rebecca will serve the committee in this capacity for two years.
As Community Volunteer, Rebecca's primary job is to identify the voices that should be heard regarding community issues such as safety, housing, and education. She, along with her peers, will report to the Board and give feedback or make recommendations regarding what they observe in the community.
Providing a platform for different voices to be heard and allowing those who are disenfranchised to have a say in what goes on in their community are important building blocks in restoring faith in the local government agencies.
"I applied to be part of THPRD because I believe even small changes can have a powerful impact on the larger community," Rebecca said. "I'm looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work."
THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, encompassing 50 square miles and comprised of more than 240,000 residents. The District provides leisure activities, including thousands of classes, 95 park sites with recreational facilities, almost 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreational centers, and 1,500 acres of natural areas.
In 1953, Elsie Stuhr, the District’s founder, organized a citizen’s council to promote the formation of a park and recreation district within Beaverton Union High School boundaries. Two years later, the council worked to establish taxpayer funding for THPRD.
THPRD has earned accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) on September 25, 2017. THPRD is now one of only four parks and recreation providers in Oregon to be awarded this prestigious accreditation.
The 15-member CAPRA board is an independent review body sponsored by the national Recreation and Park Association. In the accreditation process, the THPRD reviewed, updated, and documented plans that would guide its long-term operations and make the District more effective at providing quality programs and services.