Following the region's passage of the parks and natural areas management levy in May, Metro is hiring for a variety of positions to accomplish the levy's goals, which include park improvements, habitat restoration, and more.
Metro Research Center director Mike Hoglund announced his retirement Friday, saying he'll end his 23-year career at the regional government on April 30.
Hoglund, who previously was the director of Metro's solid waste and recycling department, has run the research center since 2008.
Metro Council President Tom Hughes is on the final leg of a 10 day trade mission to Asia, his third trip overseas in the name of economic development since he took office in January.
Metro Policy Advisory Committee votes to endorse a proposed 310-acre expansion of the urban growth boundary near Hillsboro. After Hillsboro's mayor says his city needs more land for new jobs, committee endorses adding 115 acres near Forest Grove.
The Metro Council is expected to choose its second Chief Operating Officer next month. Nearly half the applicants came from outside of Oregon.
Metro, the Port of Portland, Portland Business Alliance, Business Oregon and the Oregon Chapter of NAIOP are undertaking a comprehensive review of the region’s inventory of large industrial sites and assessing their readiness to support new private-sector jobs.
Many high school students struggle to balance schoolwork, extracurricular activities and a part-time job. De La Salle North Catholic High School freshman Vishal Narayan is no exception. He spent his weekdays going from English to Phys Ed., from home to soccer practice and from school to work this academic year. The difference is where Vishal spent his Fridays and alternating Mondays, working as an intern in the Metro Council office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On June 20, the Hoyt Street Station Community Café will open its doors to Lloyd District residents and neighbors, serving healthy and delicious salads, sandwiches and soups with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Named after the future nearby Portland Streetcar stop, the café is a joint collaboration between Metro’s Oregon Convention Center and its food and beverage service contractor, Aramark/Giacometti Partners, Ltd.
"In recruiting for the new COO, the Metro Council's goal is to find a seasoned leader that keeps Metro on a trajectory of evolution and continuous improvement, collaboratively engages with our regional partners and effectively manages a uniquely complex organization," wrote Metro Council President Tom Hughes in an email on Wednesday.
Metro notes: Maywood Park mayor doesn't like redistricting plan; more info on large lot replenishment
More cities expected to offer opinions on redistricting before Thursday's first public hearing. Also, another Metro senior staffer is headed to Salem.