🎓 Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

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Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

Congratulations to Graduates! 

Happy graduation to all who are completing a diploma or degree and celebrating! You deserve to celebrate your hard work and this important milestone on your educational journey! I wish you opportunity, ambition, support and success as you take your next steps!

Congrats to Class of 2023!

Events in the District

With summer just around the corner, there are so many events happening in the district in the next coming weeks. 

Tigard Pride Celebration

This month, and every day, we affirm the dignity, equality, and visibility of our LGBTQ2IA+ community. Pride celebrates authenticity, joy, resilience, advocacy, community and acceptance. 

Tigard is celebrating Pride with a parade, vendors and community. Join in the celebration from 2-5 this Saturday, June 10 at the high school. Find more details here.

Tigard Pride Celebration

 

Wilsonville Juneteenth Celebration

Wilsonville is hosting its third Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 17 from 12-3 pm. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the US after the Civil War. All are welcome to come celebrate at Town Center Park with community, food, music, activities, and friends. 

Wilsonville Juneteenth Celebration

 

King City 4th of July Walk & Roll Festival

It’s not too early to think about the 4th of July, this is a great year to check out King City’s parade and festival! 

“Join in the fun starting with a Classic Car Rally followed by a Red, White and Blue parade through King City with a festival in the park with live music, sweet treats and local vendors. Fun for all ages with face painting, bounce houses and a shaded area to relax and take it all in!” Find out more here

King City Walk and Roll Parade and Festival

 

Sherwood Robin Hood Festival 

As we’re looking ahead for the summer, I hope that the Sherwood Robin Hood Festival is marked on your calendar! The festival runs from July 14-15, 2023 with the Summer Community Parade taking place on Saturday, July 15 at 10 am. 

Sherwood Maid Marian Court

Photo credits to Stephanie Schmidt 

You can find more information about the festival and the full schedule of events here


In the District

 

IdeaFest at Oregon Tech! 

It was an honor to serve as a judge for the Oregon Tech's Idea Fest! We heard from students about their impressive and innovative projects. Projects addressed safety issues, clean energy innovations, medical technology advancements and so much more.

Rep Neron and Greg Wettlaufer, former Tigard High School Student

I was thrilled to run into my former Tigard High student Greg Wettlaufer, whose project on wind energy earned second place for best poster! 

Great work Owls! 


In the News

 

10th Anniversary of 50,000 Bees Dying in Shopping Center Parking Lot

In June 2013, the largest native bee kill ever recorded happened in Wilsonville, OR. More than 50,000 bees died when blooming linden trees were sprayed with a neonicotinoid insecticide. Scientists estimate that these bees belong to almost 600 colonies.  And while this incident was reported and studied, the vast majority of pesticide kills of beneficial insects across other environments go unnoticed and unreported. 

Save the Bees!

Photo credit: The Oregonian

As a result of this, and a few other events, the federal EPA changed neonicotinoid label requirements and the City of Wilsonville worked to support pollinators and became a member of Bee City USA. My son's first grade class was one of the many school groups that planted pollinator hedgerows in Graham Oaks Nature Park. As a member of Nontoxic Wilsonville in 2018, I helped advocate for the city's update to their Integrated Pest Management practices that continues to help reduce reliance on chemicals for landscaping.  I continue to work on state policies that reduce toxins and prioritize environmental health and safety to ensure pollinator populations.

Public Alerts

If you are in Washington County or Clackamas County (or any of the 11 counties listed on the website) don’t forget to sign up for County Public Alerts to get information and updates sent to phone or email when wildfires, power outages or hazardous air conditions occur in your area. Sign up for these notifications at publicalerts.org/signup.

Public Alerts

Thanks for reading! My office is always open so please stay connected and feel free to reach out to Rep.CourtneyNeron@oregonlegislature.gov or give us a call at 503-986-1426. 

Cheers! 

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Capitol Phone: 503-986-1426
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-281, Salem, OR 97301
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