6/9/2021 House District 30 Newsletter

Rep. Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

House District 30 Virtual Office Hours

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**Note, time change this week due to floor schedule

This Friday, June 11, from 12:30-1:30pm, 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

New Dashboard Counts the Way to Reopening

From the Oregon Health Authority

According to Governor Kate Brown, 67.1% of Oregonians 18+ are now vaccinated with a first dose—which means we need 97,168 more people to get their shot. Once we cross 70% statewide, we can begin to more fully reopen our economy. 

The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 97, 168. A daily countdown can be found on the OHA website.

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Late last year, Governor Brown announced the creation of the County Risk Level framework in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout Oregon. There now seems to be an end in sight for its use.

Once 70% of people in Oregon ages 16 and older receive a first dose of a vaccine, most of the restrictions laid out in the framework will be lifted. Folks in Oregon may need to continue wearing masks and practice physical distancing once the milestone is reached, but all other aspects of the County Risk Level framework will be abandoned. Furthermore, Governor Brown insisted that counties must continue to close the equity gaps that persist for historically marginalized communities.

Director Allen stated that OHA will use the CDC’s data to track Oregon’s statewide progress toward the 70% vaccination goal but will continue to use Oregon’s ALERT Immunization Information System to track progress at the county level.

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Washington County

From Washington County

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. 

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

Oregon Convention Center (OCC): May 27 was the last day for a first-dose Pfizer vaccine at the OCC. This site will continue to offer boosters (second doses) of Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12+ through June 19. You can get your booster at the OCC no matter where you received your first dose.

From June 1-19, the OCC will offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Walk-ins are welcome or you can schedule an appointment at All4Oregon.org.

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 ended on May 30. Second doses will be given at PDX through June 19.

Hillsboro Stadium: First and second doses will be given through June 25, then the site will close. Those who get first doses at the site in June will be scheduled for a second dose at a Hillsboro Medical Center location.

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: 

  • June 12: St. Anthony's Church, 12520 SW Grant St., Tigard. Walk in from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Moderna (18+).
  • June 15: St. Anthony's Church, 12520 SW Grant St., Tigard. Walk in from 3:30-7 p.m. Pfizer (12+).
  • June 19: Hillsboro Senior Center, 750 SE 8th Ave. Walk in from 10-11 a.m. Moderna (18+).

Coming soon! Watch this page for details on a Beaverton clinic taking place June 18 through July 2. Both Pfizer and J&J will be offered.

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!

Legislative Updates

Bills That Have Passed the House

This past week I have been proud to carry two bills on the House floor that passed. 

  • HB 2539: Provides that juror may not be identified by name in court proceeding open to public. This bill came back from the Senate side after a minor amendment to
    ensure that the legislative intent of the bill is aligned with the Oregon Supreme Court decision in State v SundbergThat means we had to re-pass it again on the House side. I am happy to report that it passed the House unanimously. See the press release on the bill below.
  • SB 54: Updates terminology for Youth Development Council to match changes in federal law.

I was also thrilled to have one of my bills that I Chief Sponsored, pass on the Senate side after successfully passing the House. 

  • HCR 24: Commemorates 50th anniversary of Oregon Bottle Bill.
Press Release

Education Updates

High School Graduations


Graduation is always one of my favorite times of the year. When I served on the school board I loved attending the high school graduations and sharing in this momentous event. I have made a little graduation message video for all the graduates out there. I applaud your hard work and achievements and wish you continued success in your journey of life.

Hillsboro School District: June 7, 2021 - The time has come for that most important of transitions for HSD students: high school graduation. Our graduation ceremonies are always such amazing and special events where we celebrate all our seniors have accomplished throughout their K-12 education. We are thrilled to be able to offer more “traditional” graduation events for our comprehensive high schools in addition to a drive-through option to meet the needs of all students and families.

Because Washington County has remained in the “Lower Risk” category for COVID-19, we are able to offer students who selected the in-person option up to six tickets each for family, friends, and other guests. Groups of seats will be at least six feet apart from each other, allowing for the physical distancing that is still required. Masks are not required to be worn, but are still recommended for people who are unvaccinated or who have underlying medical conditions, and for everyone if they are in crowds or are otherwise unable to maintain six feet of distance between themselves and others. We ask that everyone attending the graduation events arrive on time; be prepared to follow all staff instructions, physical barriers, and informational and directional signage; and depart promptly afterward. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to ensure the events are as fun and safe as possible for all involved.

See HSD graduation schedule and how to Livestream the events here.

Beaverton School District: We are eager to host in-person graduation ceremonies at our comprehensive high school stadiums, Merlo Station High School and Tumwater Middle School.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we’ve navigated the ever-changing landscape caused by this pandemic. However, it’s beginning to feel like we’re settling into a sense of stability, just in time to celebrate the Class of 2021. Schools have already been communicating their graduation plans including these dates and times.

We appreciate the students and families who’ve communicated their overwhelming preference for in-person ceremonies; those in-person ceremonies will also be livestreamed. For students who prefer not to participate in in-person ceremonies, schools are communicating other plans (i.e. drive-through or virtual ceremonies).  

Find more information here.

Banks School District: Graduation - In-person ceremony, limited spectators, Kelly Field, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Find more information here.

Community Outreach

Flag Day

Flag Day is Monday, June 14th. Flag Day was established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. It was in commemoration of the decree from the Second Continental Congress, made on June 14, 1777, that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." 

Read more fun facts and history about our United States flag here.

North Plains Veterans Memorial Park

Buy a Brick at North Plains Veterans Memorial Park

The park - located on Highland Court behind McDonald’s - features plaques for each branch of service, a 100’ flagpole, benches and tables, a bike station, EV charging stations, and more. The design also incorporates more than 1,500 bricks, and the opportunity for residents and friends of North Plains to make their contribution to the project by “Buying a Brick.” Patrons may purchase a brick for $100 and include the inscription of a service veteran, deceased or living. There is no deadline to purchase a brick- the park design has more than 1,500 bricks, so we will accept dedications for years. 

Visit here for information on buying and dedicating a brick.

Second Home - a Program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

From Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Second Home

Second Home matches volunteer host homes with unaccompanied high school students experiencing homelessness. By ensuring that the students have stable housing and ongoing support, they can focus on completing their secondary education and realize their full potential.

Second Home, a program of EMO, serves students in Washington County, Clackamas County, East Multnomah County* and Lincoln County school districts. Our program is a ground-breaking example of how a community can respond to the issue of youth homelessness. Through recruiting volunteer home providers we match students on track to graduate high school with housing and support to meet their goals. Second Home is also available to provide support to people who are already housing unaccompanied homeless youth.
* Gresham Community Enhancement Grant Program is a sponsor of Second Home.

Learn more about Second Home:

House District 30 constituent, Monica Linder, was recently featured in Pamplin News for her generosity as a home provider. See the article link below to read her story.

Taking in homeless youth a tough sell in western Washington County

HD 30 Constituent

Project Never Again

This past weekend, Nickole and I participated in a volunteer event for Project Never Again. We helped to prep 3,000 duffel bags that will go to foster youth across Oregon, ensuring that no child will have to carry their belongings in a garbage bag. We also spent time writing personal messages to include in the bags. Visit here for more information on Project Never Again.

PNA Event

PNA Event

Additional Resources

 House District 30 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

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