5/26/2021 House District 30 Newsletter

Rep. Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

North Plains Community Conversation

Join me tomorrow night, along with North Plains Mayor Teri Lenahan and Washington County Commissioner Jerry Willey, for what will be my 76th Community Conversation since becoming a legislator. This is a great opportunity to ask your questions and share your concerns. Register to attend at the link below. I hope to see you there.

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House District 30 Virtual Office Hours

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This Friday, May 28, from 11:00am-12:00pm, I will be holding HD 30 Virtual Office Hours. This is an opportunity for fellow House District 30 constituents to join me and the HD 30 team and stop by to ask a question or share a thought. Stay as long, or as little, as you like. We will hold office hours every Friday from 11:00-12:00 to meet with you virtually by Zoom. Use the link below to join.

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COVID-19 Updates

Governor Kate Brown Announces $1 Million “Take Your Shot Oregon” Vaccination Campaign

All vaccinated Oregonians 12 and older eligible for cash prizes or scholarships; One $1 million prize, 36 $10,000 county winners, and five $100,000 scholarship winners

Governor Kate Brown announced last week, the launch of the Take Your Shot Oregon Campaign for all vaccinated Oregonians. Oregonians 18 and older will have the chance to win $1 million or one of 36 $10,000 prizes––with one winner in each county in Oregon. Oregonians age 12 to 17 will have a chance to win one of five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships. All Oregonians who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the draw date will be entered to win.

“Vaccines are the best tool we have to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19, and our fastest way to end this pandemic,” said Governor Kate Brown. “The Take Your Shot Oregon Campaign is a way to thank Oregonians for stepping up and keeping our communities safe. It’s never been easier to get a vaccine, so don’t miss your shot to enter!”

The campaign is a collaboration between the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Lottery, and the Oregon State Treasury, and is funded with $1.86 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Act dollars. With the help of the Oregon Lottery, the Oregon Health Authority will draw names for winners in each category. No personal identifying information will be shared with the Oregon Lottery, and winners will be given the option to opt out in order to preserve patient privacy. Current employees and family members of the Oregon Lottery, the Governor’s Office, the Treasurer’s Office, and the Oregon Health Authority will be ineligible to win.

“We are excited that Treasury’s College Savings Plan can help with the effort to increase vaccination rates in Oregon,” said State Treasurer Tobias Read. “This is a win-win: get vaccinated now to protect yourself and others, and get the chance to fund your future through a scholarship that can be used for higher education and job training.”

The drawing will take place on June 28, with names announced the following week. The cut off for names being added to the vaccine database is midnight on June 27.

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Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Washington County

From Washington County

Please do not double-book or no-show for your appointment.

Every Oregonian age 12 and up is eligible for a vaccine. Twelve to 14 year-olds must be accompanied by either a parent, guardian or someone designated by the parent. If someone other than a parent or guardian accompanies the 12 to 14-year-old, they will need to provide proof of parental/guardian consent. 

Proof of consent is either:

  • A signed consent form (available in English and Spanish on the All4OR.org site) 
  • A written or typed note that includes the parent/guardians name, relationship to the young adult, their date of birth, a statement saying they consent to young adult being vaccinated and the parent/guardian signature.

Fifteen-year-olds do not need to be accompanied, and do not require parental consent in the state of Oregon. 

Oregon Convention Center (OCC): You can now WALK IN to the OCC for a vaccination, or you can schedule your own first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointment there via this website. It works best using Chrome, Edge or Safari. The Pfizer vaccine is given at this location, so it's a great option for those ages 12 and up.

The Convention Center will be offering first doses of Pfizer until May 27. In June, they will offer second doses only and expect to close the site on June 19.

Get Vaccinated Oregon Sign up here and you will be sent an invitation when a vaccine appointment is available to you. Appointments are for the Oregon Convention Center as well as other locations, including some in Washington County. 

OHSU drive-through clinics at Hillsboro Stadium and PDX Airport Red Economy Lot: Schedule an appointment, find out hours of operation, and see what vaccines are being given on OHSU's website. You can also drive up without an appointment.

PDX Airport:

  • First doses will continue at PDX through May 30.
  • Single-dose vaccinations (Johnson & Johnson) will continue through June 6.
  • Second doses will be given at PDX through June 19.

Hillsboro Stadium:

  • First doses will continue at Hillsboro Stadium through June 4.
  • Second doses will be given at Hillsboro Stadium through June 25.

Local pharmacies: Pharmacies are required to offer second/boost doses to people who received their first dose somewhere else.

Washington County-sponsored community clinics open to public: 

Appointments are preferred at our clinics, but you can also just walk in. Schedule an appointment for any of the following clinics at this scheduling link. Walk-in hours below.

  • 5/29 Johnson & Johnson at St. Anthony's Church in Tigard. Walk in from 10:30-1. 
  • 6/1 Johnson & Johnson at St. Anthony's Church in Tigard. Walk in from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
  • 6/5 Johnson & Johnson at Hillsboro Senior Center. Walk in from 10:30-1:30.

Columbia Sportswear drive-through clinic in Beaverton: June 6-7. Pfizer vaccine for ages 12+. Make your appointment here!

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers: All vaccination events are open to the community, do not require an appointment, and do not require you to be a Virginia Garcia patient. You do not have to have insurance in order to receive a vaccine. If you have insurance, please bring your card with you. Remember, vaccines are free!

Governor Kate Brown Announces Updates to Lower Risk Health and Safety Protocols

Portland Trail Blazers to debut Moda Center vaccinated sections for playoffs

Governor Brown: “If you haven’t gotten around to getting vaccinated yet, go do so today. Don’t miss your shot to cheer on the Blazers as they make a run at a championship.”

Governor Kate Brown announced on Monday that the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will be revising health and safety protocols for businesses in Lower Risk counties to allow for the option of creating vaccinated sections.

The new health and safety protocols were developed in partnership between the Governor’s Office, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Portland Trail Blazers to ensure real-world implementation feasibility for large venues. Pending the final approval of Multnomah County’s vaccination equity plan, which will move the county into the Lower Risk level, the Trail Blazers will be the first indoor sports venue in Oregon to welcome fans back to vaccinated sections this week. Physically distanced sections will also be available.

“When fans left the Moda Center last March, it was one of the first signs this pandemic was about to change our lives in ways we hadn’t previously imagined,” said Governor Kate Brown. “Vaccines are the key to our return to normal life. It is a testament to the way Oregonians have united to battle this virus and get vaccinated in large numbers that, this week, the Rip City faithful can return to give our Trail Blazers the legendary home court advantage they deserve. If you haven’t gotten around to getting vaccinated yet, go do so today. Don’t miss your shot to cheer on the Blazers as they make a run at a championship.

“I’d like to thank the Trail Blazers front office for their partnership with my office and the Oregon Health Authority in this endeavor to develop protocols for vaccinated fan sections––and we will be expanding the health and safety protocols debuting in the Moda Center to other businesses, venues, and faith institutions that choose to implement them in Lower Risk counties.”

In addition to the new protocols for vaccinated sections, the Trail Blazers had previously implemented additional health and safety measures, including mask and distancing requirements, ventilation upgrades, concession plans, seating arrangements, and entrance and exit plans.

OHA will update health and safety guidance for Lower Risk counties this week to reflect the following changes, allowing the option for vaccinated sections for businesses, venues, and faith institutions:

  • Vaccinated sections with no physical distancing or capacity limits will be allowed for fully vaccinated individuals ages 16 and older who provide verification of their vaccination status.
  • Businesses, venues, and faith institutions may require additional health and safety protocols in vaccinated sections, such as mask wearing for vaccinated individuals.
  • Because children ages 12-15 have only recently become eligible for vaccination, and children under 12 are not yet eligible, all children up to age 15 wearing a face covering will be permitted in vaccinated sections if accompanied by their fully vaccinated parent or guardian.
  • Unvaccinated sections must adhere to all health and safety protocols, including the use of masks, physical distance, and capacity limits.
Things to Know this Week

Small Business Updates

Operational Cost Assistance Grant Program

From Business Oregon

The Oregon Legislative Emergency Board on January 8, 2021, allocated $100 million to provide commercial rent relief assistance and operational costs assistance to small businesses and landlords adversely affected by economic conditions as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following two rounds of distribution of Commercial Rent Relief assistance grants, approximately $28 million remains to be distributed through the Operational Cost Assistance Grant.

The Operational Cost Assistance Grant program is designed for businesses with 100 or fewer employees that

  1. offer the consumption of food and or drink on premise;
  2. provide specified indoor physical exercise, recreational or family entertainment; OR
  3. provide specified personal services; and that experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon.

Businesses that received assistance grants through the state of Oregon Commercial Rent Relief Program for the same location are eligible to receive the grant, as long as the award amount through the Commercial Rent Relief Program was less than $100,000.

Applications for the Operational Cost Assistance Grant will be accepted beginning today, May 26 and awards will be selected after a random lottery process of all complete and eligible applications received. Check this page for details or sign up to be notified for COVID-19 news.

Find out program and eligibility details at their website here.

Education Updates

Crystal Apple Awards

For the 16th year, the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is presenting the Crystal Apple Awards.  Nominees can be any staff member in the Hillsboro School District (licensed, classified or administrator) who had gone above and beyond to support students.  This year there are 29 nominees. The full list can be viewed at this link, along with a slide show of the nominees being notified.

With Washington County moving back into the “Lower Risk” category, thanks to high rates of vaccination and declining case numbers, nine or ten of the nominees will receive the award in what the Chamber hopes is an in person celebration at the Venetian in downtown Hillsboro on Thursday, Jun. 17. Attendance will be limited in accordance with capacity maximums set forth by the Governor’s Sector Risk Level Guidance

Crystal Apple Nominees

Legislative Updates

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Senate Bill 712

Senate Bill 712 will alter the commissioner composition of Higher Education Coordinating Commission by re-designating five current nonvoting positions as voting positions and by adding one additional position for a graduate student attending public university, making a total of fifteen voting members. While it did pass in the House, I did vote in opposition.

I am sharing my vote explanation below giving my position on this bill.

SB 712


House Bill 2919

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

ARPA, or the American Rescue Plan Act, is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus for our communities across the U.S. who have been most affected by COVID and the economic recession. In Oregon, each state legislator has a specific allotment to be used on local projects in consultation with their communities—these projects range from housing and small business support to local programs like after-school programs (and much much more). This funding will help save lives, revamp our economy and help our communities get back on their feet. 

Together, with Representative McLain and Senator Riley, we collaborated to invest our $8 million fund allotment to make the greatest impact on the areas of Western Washington County that we represent. The list of investments we are requesting will benefit: Affordable Housing, Houseless/Homeless Support, Education, Protecting our Environment, Healthcare, Food Security, Senior Support, Parks & Recreation Infrastructure, Pedestrian Safety and Direct Investments for our LatinX and AAPI Community Projects.

Projects included:

  • City of North Plains: Pedestrian Pathways Improvements and Jessie Mays Community Park - $1.8 million
  • Hillsboro School District: 2 Electric School Buses - $1 million
  • Habitat for Humanity: Century Boulevard Community - $1.7 million 
  • Forest Grove Senior Center: Upgrades to community center - $300,000
  • Forest Grove Foundation Housing for Homeless Persons - $680,000
  • Centro Cultural: Food Services Building - $660,000
  • Bienestar: Plaza Los Amigos in Cornelius - $500,000
  • Adelante Mujeres: Food access and infrastructure during COVID-19 recovery - $160,000
  • Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon: APANO Property Acquisition Fund - $500,000
  • Family Promise of Washington County: House rehabilitation project - $500,000
  • Hillsboro Schools Foundation: Bilingual Career Kits - $200,000

Community Outreach

Virtual Tour of Oregon Public Safety Academy


The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) has provided a virtual tour of their facility in Salem. DPSST is responsible for the training and certification of  police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, regulatory specialists (OLCC), telecommunicators (9-1-1), emergency medical dispatchers, criminal justice instructors, private security providers, private investigators, fire service professionals, and polygraph examiners in the State of Oregon. This tour, which is nearly six minutes in length, is designed to give a 30,000 foot view of the Oregon Public Safety Academy campus and their work.

Watch here

The Oregon Film Trail

From Oregon Film

Oregon Film in partnership with places like Travel Oregon and the Oregon Made Creative Foundation as well as countless local chambers, counties, travel orgs and city councils, has created the trail as a way to recognize the cultural value of filmmaking and storytelling to our state (the first film was shot in Oregon in 1908) but also to link that cultural recognition directly to tourism and local economies. 

There are now more than 30 sites on the Trail and during the pandemic we added new signs in places like Joseph, Smith Rock, Toledo, Silver Falls, Ashland, Athena, Klamath Falls and, most recently, Oregon City. You can see a map of all the current locations here.

Oregon Film Trail

Memorial Day Observances

Memorial Day

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will honor the nation’s fallen service members this Memorial Day during a virtual Statewide Memorial Day Ceremony, in line with continuing gathering limits in place in many areas due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick will serve as emcee and one of the event’s keynote speakers, delivering remarks on the theme of unity. The event will also feature remarks by other honored veterans and distinguished guests, as well as pre-recorded ceremonial elements filmed on location (with no audience) at the Oregon Korean War Memorial in Wilsonville. These elements include a color guard ceremony, the national anthem, a wreath-laying ceremony and Taps.

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is grateful to the Oregon Military Department, Oregon National Guard, City of Wilsonville and Korean War Veterans Association for their support of this unique event.

The ceremony will premiere virtually at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31 on ODVA’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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Additional Resources

 House District 30 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

Mitch Greenlick was a giant. Compassionate leader. Statesman. Visionary. Dedicated to family. Devoted to his love, Harriet. Their love was one for the books. A good human. I was fortunate to work with him. Blessed to be mentored by him. I loved our lunch dates and his fondness for Chocolate-Peanut Butter Shakes from Skyline Restaurant. We honored him on the House floor on Tuesday, May 25th. ❤

Rep Greenlick

Be good to yourself and each other. ❤

Onward & Upward,


Capitol Phone: 503-986-1430
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-487, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sollman