December Luncheon Notes

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Called to Order: 11:50

In Attendance:  18


Miller Paint

Christmas Tree Lighting

1- Introductions / Year end plans and goals

  • R. Osmond – Omni Realty Group – Year End Goal acquire 30 new properties for management
  • J. Doane – TVWD – Working on Habitat for Humanity Builds
  • L. Heidrich – Fairway Ind. Mortgage – Homes for Heroes looking forward to spread the word about how they give back to Aloha Community
  • R. McCue – Ponderosa Meats and Nonna Emilia  – Trying to keep head above water as he gets his new business up and running.
  • C. Watkins – A Cut Above Pawn
  • J. McDowell – A Cut Above Pawn – Stop in and visit!  Year End goal – sell everything!
  • S. McDowell -A Cut Above Pawn – celebrating Christmas with family*B. Merritt – MinuteMan Mortgage – working to  bring on 2 more loan officers
  • K. Harrington – Outgoing Metro Dist 4, incoming Washington County Chair Board of Commissioners – Year end goal – finish up and start new position, close campaign and hit the ground running.
  • D. Schouten – Washington County Commissioner – looking forward to bringing on Kathryn Harrington.
  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones – Became partner in business, going to Chicago to help significant other’s family, her team became State Women’s Bowling Champions
  • *M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee – Retaining Scott and finishing his transition year
  • S.  Rennie – Schmidt and Yee – work with Mike to cross finish line
  • AJ Bustamante – Westside Community Church, promotion decisions
  • A. Terrones – WCSO – focus on Shop With a Cop
  • *T. McCampbell – School to Career – place as many students as possible in career events
  • K. Larmanger – ComForCare – working to get case management with ARC Management up and running.
  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance – Year End goal to get a full time agent in the office, has a new hire.  Looking forward to forming new holiday traditions

*ABA Board Members

2 – Board Report – Sally Fabre –

  • Board met last week.  Teresa Greeno elected as Treasurer replacing Mike Holcomb.  Tabitha and Brian are on the Board for 2 years, Mike one more year.  Board Retreat 5th of January. Send ideas for speakers, ideas and goals, etc.
  • Christmas Tree Lighting – will continue to build event and build influence in community.
  • Logo being trademarked with state
  • Continue to promote our website, it is growing and improving.

3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Sally Fabre for Michael Holcomb

  • $1006.00 in bank

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Meritt

  • showed a chart showing website visits, including spikes in relation to tree lighting and other videos (videos at Community – Gallery and Events)
  • Spotlight Business of the Month – A Cut Above Pawn – Video shown

4 – Guest Speaker – Washington County Chair Kathryn Harrington

  • First Group Speaking with as an incoming Wash Co Chair
  • Learning what is on the docket for 2019
  • Follow up on Aloha Tomorrow Project
  • OR is 1 of 32 states with voter pamphlet
  • Grew up in military family, moved a lot
  • College in New Hampshire – degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Chose to move to Oregon because of quality of life and high tech jobs
  • Washington County home for 29 years
  • Enjoyed high tech job, got to see how others work and live all around the world
  • Worked for Intel
  • Wanted to work for community, stepped back from Intel and got involved in community through CPO and Metro Transportation,
  • encouraged to run and ran for Metro in 2005.
  • Ran and won
  • Ran and won in Nov. for Washington County Chair,  won w/ 54%
  • Pleased to serve county
  • Why she ran –
    • Love of Washington County, serving and working for the county is close to her heart
    • Andy Duyck told her he would not run for reelection so she took it into consideration, did research and chose to run,  got lots of community support
    • Was able to run and build support despite not being able to campaign in summer due to back issues
  • What does Washington County do?
  • In 1964 the  Charter for Washington County was established.  Voters decided on 5 commissioners who are elected and serve the whole county.  4 district commissioners and 1 chair.
  • Chair responsibility is to make sure whole board of 5 has an agenda.  Serves as spokesperson for county
  • Chair position is full time, district is part time
  • Washington County does:
    • Zoning for rural areas
    • Ensure funds for courts, jails, juvenile detention, help sheriff
  • Sheriff is an elected position
  • Safety policy for whole county
  • Takes care of zoning for unincorporated areas (UA)
  • Takes Care of land use and transportation of UAs
  • Takes care of Clean Water Services
  • Delicate balance between typical county jurisdiction and rarities like UA
  • Metro works with transportation
  • Also works with Urban Growth
  • Washington County has Parks-Properties
  • Metro has regional parks and visitor venues (zoo, theatres, Events Center under construction)
  • County takes care of garbage collection, metro makes sure you have services.
  • 102 and Measure 26-119 (Affordable Housing) Washington County has lots of work to do to put together implementation strategy for homes for 12000 people.
  • Openness and Transparency are important to her.  Wants to work towards this information being more readily available.  For example on their website. You should not have to request it, it should  be readily available
  • Swearing In Tuesday Jan 8th, 2019 at 8 am.
  • State of county report currently you have to pay $35 for it, she thinks that should be available for free to community instead.
  • Plans to meet with city councils and local CPOs
  • Visit meetings to connect with community.  Both to be available, but to also hear from community and see plans
  • Does not feel Government should be hands off, feels Government should be helpful in getting people back on track not just through affordable housing.
  • Would like to see more of a reflection of our community within the County – ethnicity, financial, age, culture, etc.  Not afraid to work on issues.
  • Would like to see streamlining of community zoning.  It should not take 3 years for permits to go through.

Dick Schouten – Washington County Commissioner District 1

  • Next summer further planning for 185th and TV shopping area, finish zoning and look at private partner partnerships to improve area.  Working on 198th improvement. TV highway – need increase in bus service quantity and quality.

 Testimonials :

  • M Schmidt thanks Ponderosa Meats for their community outreach – fishing with at risk kids and hamburgers for programs
  • AJ – reminder to assist with Westside Community Church – Tim Tebow Night to Shine

5 – Aloha Business of the Month – A Cut Above Pawn

6 – Announcements –

  • Tim Tebow Night to Shine – Westside Community Church 2/8/2019
  • Homeless Blanket Drive through February Drop off at Agape Community Insurance
  • ESPD is accepting applications (community representation within sheriff office) through Dec 30th


Next Meeting:  Thursday January 10th, 2019

2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

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The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meetings

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