Longtime Tigard-Tualatin School District board member Maureen Wolf wants to bring her experience with public systems and community engagement to City Council in the new term.
Wolf, who served as a school board member from 2009-2021, announced her candidacy for the November election in an email highlighting the skills built during her 12-year run.
“My time as a board member really strengthened the skills that I see as most relevant to the role of a council member,” Wolf wrote. “I have a proven record in public governance, fiscal stewardship and bringing people together to make decisions. As chair I worked closely with students to eliminate pay-to-play fees, and advocated for policies that ensure students feel safe, included, and valued, with equitable opportunities for success. I understand deeply that what is funded in a budget says a lot about the priorities,” she said. “Additionally, I co-founded Packed With Pride in the spring of 2020 to ensure our Tigard and Tualatin families had a reliable food source when the school buildings closed.”
Wolf supports Tigard’s current direction and financial priorities, citing the City’s “Tigard Forward” as a budget plan focused on economic recovery, public safety, equity, and inclusion – all key components of a thriving community.
“I believe the City is headed in a strong direction on many of these issues and know this is an opportunity for me to continue my public service by executing on these priorities,” she said.
According to Wolf, walkable, affordable, safe neighborhoods with easy access to parks and manageable school or work commutes should be among Tigard’s top priorities. In addition to these issues, she believes “we have both a moral obligation and economic imperative to mitigate climate change and digital access/connectivity must be universally accessible.
You can learn more about Maureen’s campaign at maureenwolf.com.