2018 Outstanding Individual – James Gleason
James truly embodies a public servant, and his service to the Hillsboro community has been immeasurable. He is among the most active participants to serve on the Hillsboro 2020 Vision Implementation Committee and now the 2035 Oversight Committee. He has volunteered countless hours of his time at events and other outreach activities, connecting with all segments of our city, to help understand and achieve our community’s vision.
James’ compassion, empathy, hard work, and dedication to service is evident to everyone he comes into contact with. He is a huge asset to the Hillsboro community and we are grateful and fortunate to have him as a part of our team.
2018 Outstanding Organization – Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market
Everyone knows that the Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market is the best party in town. Summer would not really be summer in Downtown Hillsboro without the Tuesday Night Market. But what people don’t always see is the tremendous amount of work that goes into each and every week to host the market. As a result of all of that planning and hard work, Hillsboro receives a fun, family-friendly event that helps build our community.
And that aligns with the community vision for Hillsboro. In the 2035 plan, Hillsboro residents have called for more community events particularly on the eastside of town– and organizations like Tuesday Night Market have helped answer that call. In addition to the great Downtown event, the Tuesday Night Market and the City have teamed up to co-host “Second Sundays” in Orenco and the Tanasbourne Party in the Park Event that we mentioned earlier. Both of these relatively new events are helping to engage residents in areas that we have wanted to reach for a long time.