7/21/23 Senate District 15 Newsletter

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Senator Janeen Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

Upcoming Events

Join me this coming Wednesday, July 26, for a Community Conversation at 5:30pm at the newly opened Hillsboro Downtown Station located at 320 SE Baseline St, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Come early, support a local business and join us for the conversation!


2023 Homelessness and Affordable Housing Priorities

Housing bills final status flyer

Listen. Learn. Act.

Office Hours 7.21.23

Thank you to everyone who made an appointment and stopped by Zesti Food Carts in Forest Grove for SD 15's Office Hours.

Issue areas discussed with constituents today: Temporary housing projects in Forest Grove, physical education, computer science, behavioral health and much more.

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Washington County Thrives

On Wednesday I joined Washington County Thrives members to give a recap of the 2023 legislative session. We also discussed issues surrounding mental health, arts and culture, and computer science. 

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Out and About in Senate District 15

Visiting Summer School Programs around SD 15

This week I had the opportunity to visit a few summer camps in Forest Grove and Cornelius. It was amazing to see the engagement and relationships these organizations maintain with our community members. They are creating positive, enriching experiences for our children and exposing them to new opportunities! 

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Community Based Activity Program (CBAP) is a multi-service, non-profit organization that began in 1990 to address the needs of local students with disabilities during the summer months. Since then, the program has grown from 16 to over 160 students and welcomes children of all ability levels. Their mission is to provide a quality education that empowers and prepares all children to think, learn, play, and achieve success in our community.

FGSD Migrant Summer Program provides our migrant students with various learning opportunities. Students participate four days a week embracing instruction and going on site visits around our communities. This week some of the students were excited to go to the movie theaters, while others were excited to visit Forest Grove Aquatic Center's Splash Pad.

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Centro Cultural Summer STEAM Program provides educational after-school and summer programs for Latinx youth in our community. Their program aims to supplement and reinforce what our youth learn in schools, while providing opportunities to explore new and exciting subjects. This week's program focused on the environment and high school students had the opportunity to go rafting, while 1st and 2nd grade students went to visit the Jackson Bottom Wetlands in Hillsboro.

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SD 15 - Small Business Highlight

Theatre in the Grove - Forest Grove, OR

In 1969, a creative group of friends with a desire to act pulled together a musical and performed it on a grade school stage. Forest Grove residents responded overwhelmingly and Theatre in the Grove was born.

Located at 2028 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116 - Theatre in the Grove is now one of Oregon’s oldest community theatres. They are celebrating over 50 years in the historic Star Theatre, which was built in 1912. Support your local community theater and buy season tickets at theatreinthegrove.org or leave a message at (503) 359-5349.

Picture from the Portland Tribune

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Community Outreach 

- From the City of Hillsboro Facebook

Bike Rodeo Happening This Weekend!

This weekend, join the Hillsboro Police Bike Team for the first bike rodeo of the summer! All you need is a helmet and a bike. This is a great way for kids of all ages to learn about bike safety from police officers. After attending the bike rodeo, your child will be equipped with the knowledge they need to stay safe. The bike rodeo will be July 23, 2023 at Shute Park (750 SE 8th Ave). There will be helmet fitting & bike repairs from 1pm-2pm and then an obstacle course from 2pm-4pm.


- From Metro Facebook

2023 Regional Transportation Plan

Share your thoughts on the future of transportation in the greater Portland region! Give feedback on the 2023 Regional Transportation Plan and the High Capacity Transit Strategy from now until August 25.

Explore the plan and interactive project map, and choose from a variety of ways to provide input, which are listed below in the comments. http://oregonmetro.gov/.../2023-regional.../public-comment

- From Forest Grove City Hall Facebook -

Free, Non-Emergency Door-to-Door Transportation to Family Justice Center

Ride Connection and The Family Justice Center of Washington County are launching a new partnership that provides free, non-emergency door-to-door transportation for rural survivors to the Family Justice Center (FJC)! Survivors in Washington County cities, and in all of Washington County's unincorporated areas, can schedule a non-emergency ride to the FJC with Ride Connection. For more information on the Family Justice Center visit, https://www.fjcwc.org/.
For more information on Ride Connection visit, https://rideconnection.org/

Additional Resources

Senate District 15 – Event Calendars

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