COVID-19: Many City facilities and all playgrounds are closed. View our City Facilities and Parks Status Map to see what's open.
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City Council Meetings

COVID-19 Notification

City Council

The Mayor presides at the City Council meetings. In the Mayor's absence, the Council President presides (Charter Chapter III, Section 10).

The voters of the City of Hillsboro elect the City Council, including the Mayor and six City Council members. The City is divided into three wards. The term of office for the City Council is four years. Two Council members must reside in each of the wards, but they are elected by the voters of the entire City. This is called elected at large (Charter Chapters III and VII).

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Meeting Information
The Agenda
Public Comment

Free Supervised Play

To encourage civic engagement, and remove a barrier for parents and guardians, the City of Hillsboro is now offering free supervised play for children ages 3 to 11 for up to two hours during City Council meetings and work sessions.

Program details

  • Outdoors In, the City's indoor playground at the Civic Center, will remain open on City Council meeting evenings from 5:45 pm until the end of the evening’s public meetings, or 9:15 pm, whichever comes first.
  • Up to two hours of free supervision will be provided (but no more than two hours).
  • Parents and guardians must remain onsite at the Civic Center, attending the City Council meeting.
  • Parents must provide a mobile phone number or other contact details in the event there's a need.
  • Children must be self-sufficient in using the restroom, able to communicate their need to use the restroom, and able to dress themselves. 
  • The City will strive to have one bilingual (English and Spanish) employee, depending on availability.
  • Please, no food or drink is permitted in Outdoors In. A water fountain is available on site. Parents should ensure their child has eaten before arriving.
  • Please keep children who are sick at home, as well as children with injuries that prevent them from safely engaging in Outdoors In offerings.
  • Staff should be provided with information at drop-off for children with disabilities so that the child can be provided with the most comfortable environment possible.

Community members are encouraged to attend City Council meetings and work sessions.

City Council meeting:

Date: Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month
Time: Meetings begin at 7 pm 
Where: Civic Center Shirley Huffman Auditorium, 150 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

City Council work session:

Date: Work sessions are scheduled as needed on the first and third Tuesdays of the month 
Time: Work sessions typically begin at 6 pm but can also take place following the City Council meeting
Where: Civic Center Conference Room C113B&C, 150 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123