The BDA's mission is to promote the preservation, history, culture, architecture, and public use of Beaverton's traditional downtown area.
We seek to enhance our community identity and foster a center of activity and economic vitality for the heart of Beaverton. We do this through four primary points of emphasis
1) Promotion: Planning events that draw people in to downtown and promoting how exciting Beaverton really is. We are not a suburb! 2) Design: Improving the design of our downtown community. 3) Economic Vitality: Supporting local business growth, expansion, and recruitment. 4) Organizational Health: Fundraising, developing partnerships, and supporting a strong organization through internal processes.
I moved to the Beaverton community a few years ago and haven't had the chance to get to know the area. I started volunteering for Beaverton Downtown Association this year, and it has given me the opportunity to learn more about my neighborhood, meet new people, and contribute my skills and knowledge to different areas within the organization. It has also been an invaluable experience since I've been learning a lot and building new skills. I appreciate its values and efforts around diversity, inclusivity, and resiliency of a community.
The BDA is an amazing community organization supporting local businesses. I have enjoyed learning about the nation Main Street Approach and seeing it work right here in my community. The people of the BDA are so welcoming, supportive, and passionate about the work they do! If you love local and want an impactful way of giving back, the BDA is the place to be!
New to the area, I joined the Beaverton Downtown Association as a volunteer. In just a few months of joining, I have found friends, colleagues, and community in the BDA -- which has been even more welcome and surprising, given that most of my volunteer time has occurred after the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders were made.
It seems the organization is full of diverse and people who care about making Beaverton a welcoming, vibrant, and safe place. And even in strange times, that drive continues in online meetings, downtown chalk art events, local business spotlighting, and more.
If you value the same, apply for an open position or visit downtownbeaverton.org to learn more.
If you live, work and/or play anywhere near the "heart" or downtown of Beaverton, Oregon, you should consider volunteering for the Beaverton Downtown Association (BDA). The Leadership and Board are diverse and inclusive to all and continually seek opportunities to improve themselves and the organization. They listen and take action around current events and community and work to build processes that help volunteers feel valued, engaged and satisfied in their active participation. Volunteering with the BDA for the past year has been a great experience for me!