Participating Company

City of Tigard


The City of Tigard's CECOP intern will work in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. The Engineering Division has 20 staff who provide professional services in the planning, design and construction of all public infrastructure in the city (streets, stormwater/creek systems, sanitary sewers, water systems, parks/trails, and public facilities). Our intern will have the opportunity to be exposed to multiple projects and tasks, likely to include project planning, design, permitting and inspection, working with multiple city project and program managers.

City Description

With a diverse economy, strong schools and outstanding parks, Tigard is one of the most livable cities in Oregon. Since its incorporation in 1961, the city has grown to become a desirable and affordable community in the Portland metro area. Residents enjoy access to more than 16 miles of paved trails and nearly 550 acres of parks and open spaces.

Residents have a range of public transportation choices to nearby Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Other amenities include shopping at Bridgeport Village and Washington Square Mall as well as easy access to multiple full-service medical facilities. The Cascade Mountains, Oregon’s famed beaches and the Columbia Gorge are all accessible as day trips.

City Vision The City Council adopted a Vision statement and an associated Strategic Plan in 2014. The Vision is to be "The most walkable community in the Pacific Northwest where people of all ages and abilities enjoy healthy and interconnected lives."

A Revitalized Downtown Tigard’s historic and walkable downtown offers unique shopping, eating and drinking establishments, transit connections and access to bike and pedestrian trails. The area is undergoing a transformation into a local destination. The city, in partnership with downtown and business stakeholders, has revitalized its downtown with public art, LED street lights and multiple trail connections, creating a walkable destination for residents and visitors alike.

Tigard Community Profile Location 10 miles southwest of Portland, Oregon in Washington County City Facility Locations Civic Center, Library, Police Population 51,253 (2015 Census estimate) Average Annual Rainfall 37.4 inches Elevation Highest: 713 feet at Bull Mountain Summit

Lowest: 104 feet at Cook Park Riverfront Square Miles 13 (incorporated area) Number of Businesses 2,852 (as of 9/15) Median Household Income $62,576 Median Home Value $311,100 Permanent Tax Rate $2.51310 per $1,000/Assessed Value

City of Tigard

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