News and Events

Two week freeze that affects Durham – November 18 to December 2

Washington County Public Health has issued a statement in English and Spanish in response to the governor’s two-week freeze.

City Hall services will be delivered remotely as much as possible in response to Governor Kate Brown’s “Two-Week Pause” and statewide “Two-Week Freeze.”  The governor’s pause for Washington County began on Nov. 11 and the statewide freeze begins Nov. 18.

Although essential functions are still being provided at City Hall, staff is taking immediate actions to limit person-to-person appearances unless absolutely necessary.  City Hall is closed to the public.  The public is urged to access city services through telephone or email.  Meetings of the Council and Planning Commission will be held remotely for the rest of the calendar year.

Posted on November 13, 2020

New CDC website with helpful information

The CDC has launched the How Right Now website for mental health, coping, and resiliency. It includes links to relevant resources (food banks, housing, job placement services), support lines, emotion/coping one-pagers, and a partner toolkit.

Posted on October 8, 2020

Opportunity to review and discuss Police Department’s policies

Invitation from the Mayor of Tualatin below:

Join the conversation.

Earlier this summer, I signed the Obama Foundation’s “Mayor’s Pledge” to review and discuss police use of force policies in Tualatin. I did this with the support of the Tualatin City Council, the Tualatin Police Department, and the entire City organization. It was clear to me then, as it is now, that this is a community priority.

I am writing today to ask you, members of the diverse Tualatin Community, to join me as we collectively review and discuss our Police Department’s use of force policies. 

Over this fall and winter, we will convene groups of community members to gather for a three-part series of conversations about our Police Department’s use of force policies. Each session will have a different agenda and we ask that you make time to participate in all three. Following these conversations, we will present our findings back to the City Council and community.

  • Session One: October 14 from 6pm – 7:30 pm
  • Session Two: November 18 from 6pm – 7pm
  • Session Three: December 9 from 6pm – 7pm

For more information and to participate, visit our webpage using the link below.


Mayor Frank Bubenik

Join the Conversation
Posted on October 6, 2020

Playground is open

On Friday, September 4, 2020, Governor Brown’s office updated the Statewide Reopening Guidance for Outdoor Recreation. Playgrounds are open, but equipment is not sanitized. Park users are being asked to ensure that physical distancing of at least six (6) feet between people of different parties is maintained at outdoor playgrounds.

Additional guidance from 11.18.20 follows:

  • Public is encouraged to visit parks and recreation areas close to home, avoid overnight trips, and minimize travel outside their immediate area for recreation.
  • Public is cautioned to not travel outside of their home area if they live in an area with a high number of reported COVID-19 cases.
  • Visitors are encouraged to bring their own food, water bottles and hygiene supplies (including hand sanitizer), as well as to take their trash with them when they leave.
  • The public is encouraged to recreate with their own household members rather than with those in their extended social circles.
Posted on September 22, 2020

Garbage will be delayed on September 15

Air quality continues to be hazardous so Pride will not be running residential routes on Tuesday.  They are hoping to be picking up on Wednesday, but it is dependent on air quality. Information can be found here.

Posted on September 15, 2020

Air Quality

Fires in the area are causing air quality concerns.  There is a DEQ monitoring station at Bridgeport Village.  Please check this map and make your outside activity plans accordingly.

Posted on September 10, 2020

2020 Windstorm and Wildfires Information

The fire agencies are calling on the public to use extreme caution with respect to fire prevention while working or recreating outdoors.  PGE is also pushing out prevention tips about downed wires and outages and Oregon DEQ has issued an air quality advisory due to the amount of smoke blowing into the Willamette Valley.

The Public Alerts website has information on the current conditions for the 2020 Wildfires.

State of Oregon Wildfire Response and Recovery information can be found on this page.

A helpful list of evacuations and map can be found on this page.

Updates about the status of roads within Washington County are being posted by the Department of Land Use and Transportation to

A long list of wildfire resources can be found by scrolling down this post.

As a precaution, some evacuations may be necessary.  Here is an explanation of the different levels of evacuation.

Wildfire Resources

Washington County

All Counties News / Alerts

Fires & Hotspots Map

Emergency Lodging

Air Quality Index

Wildfire Smoke & Health

Road Conditions / Closures

Who To Follow:

Wildfire Prevention

How To Help

From the Red Cross

We know people want to help. Due to COVID-19 and the unpredictability of wildfires we ask that anyone looking to support those impacted make a financial donation at or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. That will allow us to help provide meals, shelter, relief supplies and more, right where it’s needed most. Also, for those looking to help their communities, we welcome volunteers to join us and provide the hope and comfort so many need right now. They can get started by visiting

Smoke graphic

Remember to only call 911 in the case of an emergency. Communication is key in this ongoing and rapidly developing situation and all lines need to remain open. Do not call 911 to report smoke, only use to report fire and other emergencies.

Posted on September 9, 2020

Business Recovery Center to Assist Businesses

A newly formed Business Recovery Center is excited to be able to work with our Durham businesses to help you to obtain the technical, educational, and financial services you may need to recover from the COVID-19 economic and health crisis. This help is available close to home.

The Business Recovery Center is a free and confidential service funded by the CARES Act through Washington County. The mission is to help businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic by providing services such as:

Assistance with connecting to available financial resources
•Help with navigating technical resources
•Providing educational resources
•Referrals to organizations and resources to further help
•Access to interpreters and translation services

Contact Clarissa Flores at [email protected], Kathy Bazan at [email protected], or call 503.692.0780 to learn more or schedule a consultation. For more information follow this link:


Posted on July 8, 2020