11/22/2023 Senate District 15 Newsletter

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Senator Janeen Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,


Here we are, the holiday season is upon us, before the rush sets in, give yourself time to relax, breathe, and yes, eat good food. This time of year provides opportunity for us to reflect on the positive gifts in our lives that keep us going. No matter how this newsletter makes it into your email box, I appreciate that you are staying engaged and providing feedback on the information we share with you every week. I certainly do not do this work alone. We have an amazing Senate District 15 Team. I’m ever-so grateful for Nickole Vargas and Maria Gomez. Their passion for service, their professionalism in the work they do, and the heart for community that they convey is very special.

I’m currently at home recovering from knee replacement surgery. I am three weeks, post-surgery and continuing to heal. I am grateful for my health and modern-day medicine. I could not do it without the skilled healthcare professionals that provided my new bionic parts and the care they gave and continue to do so. I am so very grateful for my family, friends and Team SD15 that have helped me in my recovery and the support they give me every day that allows me to serve the people of this district to the best of my ability. When we reflect on our blessings, sometimes it’s the big things we focus on, but other times it’s just the little things that come before us that we can be grateful for in the moment. Enjoy the little moments and remember to take care of yourself and each other.   

Upcoming Events

Please save the date for two upcoming opportunities to connect!

Virtual Community Conversation

Join me for a virtual Community Conversation on Wednesday, November 29th at 6:30 to 7:30pm on Zoom. Register to attend here, or by clicking on the picture below.


Community Conversation at Starbucks in Forest Grove

Join me at the Starbucks in Forest Grove, just off Hwy 47, at 3424 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove 97116. We will be meeting in person on Saturday, December 16th at 10:00 - 11:00am. I hope to see you there.


Out and About in Senate District 15

Hillsboro Holly Days

This past weekend I attended Hillsboro Holly Days and enjoyed the time with community, coming together to kickoff the holidays and light the Civic Center Holiday Tree. With music, crafts, activities, and Santa, there was good fun for all ages. 


Cornelius Community Dinner

Cornelius Community Dinner

Saturday evening's Community Dinner in Cornelius was a great success. 500 meals were provided and served to community members along with crafts for the kids to make. Thank you to all who donated and gave their time.

Watch the video message from the City of Cornelius here, or by clicking on the picture to the left.

Senate District 15 - Small Business Spotlight

White Birch Design Company

White Birch pic

Start your holiday shopping and support a local small business at White Birch Design Company.

White Birch Design Co. is located in Historic Downtown Hillsboro and now in the West Hills.

White Birch Design Co. is a neighborhood lifestyle boutique with expertly-curated home décor, accent pieces, candles, seasonal decor, kitchenware, furnishings, clothing, jewelry, specialty foods, unique gifts and more.

Join us for workshops, classes, tastings and other special events.

Visit WhiteBirchDesignCo.com for more information.

Community Outreach

Forest Grove Tree Lighting


Hillsboro Schools Foundation Can & Bottle Drive


Additional Resources

Senate District 15 – Event Calendars

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

This Saturday is Small Business Saturday. We have many great businesses to support in Forest Grove, Cornelius and Hillsboro, along with Holiday Bazaars taking place over the next couple of weeks. As you begin your holiday shopping, please consider supporting a local business.

Today's newsletter is going out in place of our normal Friday newsletter. For all who celebrate Thanksgiving, please enjoy the long weekend with family, friends and loved ones. 

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