Public Discussion Event: Growth in the Tualatin Valley, Forest Grove

Washington County Museum’s Crossroads Lecture Series presents

Growth in the Tualatin Valley: Forest Grove

October 4th, 4pm-6pm

Forest Grove Community Auditorium

1915 Main Street Forest Grove, OR 97116

FREE and open to the public

The Washington County Museum teams up with county officials, authors, historians, and residents to host a series of conversations about growth in the Tualatin Valley region. Each event will be tailored to its specific locale, from Banks to Beaverton, and will bring to light various perspectives from the historical and ecological to the political and personal. Join us for the series launch in Forest Grove on October 4th!

The moderator for this discussion is author and historian Ken Bilderback. “The museum’s panel series kicks off in Forest Grove, which is a place with seemingly competing identities,” notes Bilderback, adding “It is at once a small rural city and also a Portland suburb that hosts a farm culture and university culture. In essence, it is a microcosm for growth issues across the country.” Also joining the conversation as panelists are Mayor Pete Truax, farmer Lyle Spiesschaert, MAX line advocate Tom Beck and a representative from Forest Grove community organization Adelante Mujeres. Come be a part of this important community dialogue!