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Get involved with the City of Hillsboro!

City of Hillsboro Public Engagement Statistics

Council Meetings per year:
at least 24


Number of city
boards/commissions/committees: 15
Number of public open houses/input meetings per year: Dozens


City volunteers per year: around 4,500


Estimated yearly hours those volunteers provide:



Here in Hillsboro we take pride in having an open, entrepreneurial and cooperative approach toward serving the community. Success to us means working together, and we invite you to work with us to enhance this great place we all share.

Whether you want to learn about or weigh in on a current public project, help with an ivy pull to restore a local park, share your skills with us on a committee or board, or participate in one of many other opportunities to make Hillsboro an even better place, we want to hear from you!

For those many thousands of community members annually who give their time, energy and expertise to serve as a City of Hillsboro volunteer, we sincerely thank you. The people of this community make Hillsboro the exceptional place that it is!

Here are some of the many ways that you can get involved!

Apply to join a City Commission, Committee or Board:
The City of Hillsboro seeks volunteers to serve on our various standing boards, commissions and committees. These appointed positions are filled by Hillsboro citizens who are interested in public decision-making and civic life. It is important that the whole community be represented. We strive to have membership represent the full range of diversity in our community. 

Interested in applying for a position and sharing your experience and talents with the City? Check out our Commission, Committees & Boards webpage here for information and application forms.

Volunteer with us:
From shelving library books to helping coach after-school sports, our volunteers are crucial to maintaining Hillsboro’s high quality of life. Whether you’re looking to meet new people, learn valuable skills, spruce up your resume or simply better your community, volunteering with the City of Hillsboro is a great way to reach your goals. Plus, Hillsboro’s wide variety of departments and public services accommodates all interests. For more information, visit our volunteer opportunities webpage

Photo of a Planning public workshopAttend a public open house, informational meeting, or feedback forum:
These are held periodically by various departments in order to hear your ideas for Hillsboro’s future. Meetings focus on projects ranging from community plans for specific areas of town to drawing up new recreational facilities. For more information about projects and meetings, watch the City calendar or news items at

Share your thoughts in other ways:

  • City website feedback forms - The City website contains links to feedback forms found throughout the site.
  • Contact us directly - Ideas or questions can be sent directly to city staff, City Councilors, or the Mayor. Contact information can be found on the City website by department.
  • Attend a City Council meeting - Citizens also have the opportunity to speak to the City Council at every Council meeting during public comment time. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7 pm - a time designed to give the most people access to Council meetings. Check our website calendar for current Council meeting information.

Stay Informed:

  • - Visit our website anytime for updated information on City news, events, public meetings, services, resources and more. 
  • Happening in Hillsboro E-News – To keep current with timely news and event information from the City, sign up for Happening in Hillsboro, our free e-newsletter emailed to you every other week. See past issues and subscribe to receive Happening in Hillsboro directly in your inbox here.
  • City Views Newsletter - Community involvement opportunities and City Photo of cover of March April 2014 City Viewshappenings are outlined in City Views, Hillsboro’s print newsletter distributed to all Hillsboro addresses every two months. Look for announcements from the Mayor and City Council, as well as information about City projects and Hillsboro events. You can also access City Views online anytime on our website here.
  • @CityofHillsboro Twitter - Follow us on Twitter (@CityofHillsboro) to get timely updates on City and community news, events and important notices.


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