NEWSCLIP-2012-09-28: HIO Community Forum Set for 10/4/2012 (PoP News Release)


PORTLAND, ORE. (September 28, 2012) – Port Hosts Community Forum Following Hillsboro Airport Issues Roundtable Meeting on Oct. 4

The Hillsboro Airport Issues Roundtable meets from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in the cafeteria of the Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro. The abridged meeting will focus on revisions to the group’s bylaws and charter; the meeting agenda is available here. The public is invited and public comment is welcome.

Following the HAIR meeting, the Port of Portland will host a Community Forum in the auditorium from 6-7:30 p.m. Port Executive Director Bill Wyatt will discuss key issues at the Hillsboro Airport and respond to audience questions.

From 7:30-8:15 p.m. Port technical staff will provide information and address citizen questions in an open house format. Project-specific information tables will cover topics relevant to the Hillsboro Airport including land use planning and compatibility, noise, air quality, water quality, and airport development.

The Hillsboro Airport Issues Roundtable is a 21-member advisory group to the Port formed to enhance and facilitate communication among people interested in Hillsboro Airport. Committee members represent the airport’s diverse stakeholders such as nearby residents, neighboring businesses, airport tenants and users, and local jurisdictions.

Free parking is available, and the site is accessible by the TriMet MAX Blue Line at the Hatfield Government Center Station. More information about these meetings is available by calling Brooke Berglund at 503.415.6532.

Contact: Steve Johnson 503.415.6591