9/1/2022 Senate District 15 Newsletter

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Senator Janeen Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

Upcoming Events

Community Conversation

Join me for my 95th Community Conversation at Ava Roasteria in Orenco, outside on the plaza. Bring your questions and share your thoughts or concerns. I look forward to seeing you there!

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Legislative Updates

Economic and Revenue Forecast

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue met jointly with the House Committee on Revenue to hear the September Economic and Revenue Forecast. As a member of the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee, I participated in the meeting, which can be viewed here

Oregon’s economy is running strong. The market is stabilizing. The legislature's future budgets should continue to reflect our success – standing up for low- and middle-income Oregonians. We must continue to work to drive down costs for everyday Oregonians, that means building on our investments in housing and health care affordability. Thanks to the responsible and fiscally smart leadership of Oregon Democrats, we are prepared to lead into the future with the largest budget reserves in Oregon state history.

A link to the slide presentation and meeting materials can be found here.

Forecast Slide

Environmental Updates

Reusable Containers Roundtable Discussion

Last week, I cohosted a reusable containers roundtable discussion. In the upcoming 2023 session, I am looking into ways that Oregon can incorporate reusable containers in grocery stores and was excited to have small businesses share their point of view with the Oregon Department of Ag, DEQ and interested consumers. Reuse is smart and practical. Watch a playback of the event here or by clicking on the picture below. 

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Out and About in Senate District 15

TITAN Freight Systems Tour

Yesterday, I enjoyed visiting Titan Freight Systems in Southeast Portland for a tour. TITAN has adopted renewable fuels for their entire fleet, and wants to help the state phase out petroleum diesel which will aid in reducing emissions, preserving our snowpack and growing our economy. They have seen the proven benefits from using renewable diesel in their own fleet. I also had the opportunity to drive a renewable diesel-powered truck outfitted with triple-trailers from the safety of the TITAN lot. It was a thrilling experience!


American Family Care - Grand Opening Celebration

Yesterday, I was excited to visit the new American Family Care Urgent Care Clinic in Hillsboro. Located on TV Hwy, across from Shute Park, this will be a great addition to Hillsboro. 

AFC Urgent Care Pics

18th Annual Back to School Event at M&M Marketplace

¡Comunidad! Saturday was a beautiful day of happiness and relief for many families at M&M Marketplace. I was proud to help out at their 18th Annual Back to School Event. The festive music, performances, delicious food, prizes and school supplies brought so many families out for this well-organized event.

M&M Marketplace

Adelante Mujeres - Fiesta of Hope

This past Saturday evening was a beautiful night to celebrate Adelante Mujeres at their Festival of Hope. This event brought community together to explore and learn about Guatemalan culture, tour their beautiful facilities and see the presentation of the Latina Leadership Award. I was especially impressed to learn about their Early Childhood Education program, a bilingual program that teaches early literacy skills and builds kindergarten readiness among Latino immigrant preschool aged children of women participating in their Adult Education program. They currently operate 7 ECE classrooms that include certified preschool and head start programs. Other exciting programs include the Empresas Small Business Development program and the Chicas Youth program. Follow the links to learn more about the amazing work and community building being done at Adelante Mujeres.

Adelante Pics

Adelante Pics

Orenco Farmers Market

The beauty of our Orenco Sunday Hillsboro Farmers Market was on full display this past weekend. Colorful crops, delicious freshness and a special bonus when you get to see good friends! I was also thrilled to find shampoo and conditioner bars, an alternative way to buy shampoo without the bottle and reduce plastic waste.

Orenco Market

Community Outreach

32nd Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival in Forest Grove

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2023 Ageless Awards - Nominate Today!

From AgePlus.org

Do you know an inspiring older adult in Oregon?

Each year, the Ageless Award is given to individuals 75+ who have lived their lives making significant contributions to their communities and continue to do so today. With this award, we defy ageist stereotypes, celebrate the positive impact of older adults and inspire others to do more in their communities. Nominations will be open until October 14th! Click here for more about the Ageless Award. 

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Additional Resources

 Senate District 15 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

Be good to yourself and each other. ❤

Onward & Upward,


Senate District 15 lies on Kalapuya land. The Atfalati were the northernmost band of the Kalapuya that lived along the Tualatin River in present day Washington County. Many of the Atfalati descendants are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon today. The Indigenous Peoples of this land experienced a painful history of colonial violence, sickness and removal from their land. The Atfalati are the foundation of Oregon’s past and we must honor them well into our future.    

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-207, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sollman