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Welcome to East CIO

The East Community Involvement Organization (CIO) is one of six residential CIOs located in separate geographical areas of Tualatin. The map below shows the outline of our neighborhood - East CIO. Our borders include two counties:  west of 65th avenue is Washington County and east of 65th is Clackamas County.  Our membership is open to all who reside or own property in this area. The East CIO Board of volunteers supports members by working with the City of Tualatin and other government agencies when questions, ideas and/or complaints are brought to our attention. Our focus is on community safety, livability, equity and a sense of community.

East CIO Board

Doug Ulmer, President

I have lived in Tualatin since July 1999. We have a great city! I’ve watched the growth since then being why I became involved with the CIO.  Traffic congestion back then and today being the most concerning, not just for myself, also from the other residents in Tualatin.

I started in the CIO from the start and have held all the officer positions throughout those years. What I’ve learned throughout my years is residents want to be informed and be heard. The CIO provides both.  As president instead of waiting for some controversial item to occur in the east CIO as we had in the past with backyard chickens and the hospital expansion. To be informative with what’s occurring in the east CIO along within the city as it impacts all of us at some point.  In the past there would be one CIO meeting per year. My philosophy is the CIO officers meet monthly planning to host three community meetings per year. Were in touch with the community so your voice can be heard. The CIO is to share we learned from you with the decision makers in the Tualatin City government.

I am also CERT member and was one of the original members to through the very CERT class in Tualatin. When CERT expanded the need for HAM radio operators, I was involved in the first class with receiving my HAM radio license. Recently, CERT is expanding to GMRS licensed operators. In this case, no class required. Am ready with my radio and license.

For me volunteering is growth as a person.

Jackie Woods, Vice President

Jackie is originally from rural Northern California. She got her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from UC Davis.

Jackie fell in love with Oregon on her frequent visits to see her grandparents in John Day and when visiting her husband Keenan while he attended graduate school at the University of Oregon.

They originally moved to Hillsboro in early 2020. Jackie worked as a Lab Manager at OHSU at the Knight Cancer Research Institute before making a career change to Medical Writing at the Orthopedic device company Acumed.

In late 2020, Jackie and Keenan bought a house in Tualatin, which they enjoy renovating together. Now Jackie works for Medtronic. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, arts and crafts projects, and exploring Tualatin's extensive parks with their miniature red heeler puppy. Jackie is excited to become more involved in her newfound community as the East CIO Vice President.

Dana Holland, Treasurer

Shall receive, deposit, disburse, and account for all CIO funds; prepare and presenting operating statements at general meeting or as otherwise requested by the Board; present financial report on any grant funding received from the City of Tualatin CIO Grant program.

Margarita Crowell, Secretary

Tualatin residents since October, 2018, Margarita lived on the East Coast.  She is a retired high school science teacher (30 years) and science department head for 3 years.  One grown son lives in Oregon and the other in Washington.  She is a proud grandmother and life partner with Dana Holland for more than 30 years.

Keenan Woods, Land Use Officer

Keenan was originally born in California, but fell in love with Oregon when he attended the University of Oregon for graduate school. Keenan graduated with his PhD in Chemistry in 2017 and secured a job in the semiconductor industry.

After living two years in the Bay Area, California and working at Applied Materials as a Process Chemist, Keenan returned to Oregon with his wife, Jackie, and moved to Hillsboro in early 2020.

There, he joined Edwards Vacuum as an Applications Engineer and eventually was promoted to Senior Technical Program Manager on one of the Key Customer Account Teams. When not working, Keenan tends his extensive rose garden and travels with Jackie to explore new countries. He has lived with Jackie and their miniature red heeler, Ares, in Tualatin since December 2020. Keenan has greatly enjoyed learning more about his community as the East CIO Land Use Officer.

East CIO Accomplishments


Backyard Chickens

East CIO residents needed help and multiple meetings with City personnel to approve the new backyard chicken municipal code.  The code requires a City license which needs to be renewed with neighbor approval every five years.

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Legacy Meridian Park Expansion Project 

Multiple community meetings led to a final project acceptable to Legacy and immediate neighborhoods.


Tualatin Neighborhood Ready

The East CIO help multiple neighborhood cluster meeting with volunteers from Tualatin Neighborhood Ready.

Race Track

Bridgeport Elementary Track Funding

In partnership with the many parent groups, East CIO contributed to the Bridgeport Elementary Track fundraising project.

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Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT)

East CIO supports the Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT).  These volunteers have the training and focus to help neighbors in emergencies, such as power outage, floods and earthquake.  Each volunteer can set up a command center, offer search and rescue, provide basic first aid and communicate with City and County emergency response centers through HAM radios.  Out of 108 active CERTs, East has 20


Visit CERT Website

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Emergency Supply Kits

East CIO has contributed grant funds to a community emergency supply kit.  It is available to CERTs in the event of an emergency.  In an emergency, Command Centers will be set up at Bridgeport Elementary  – if school is not in session. Alternative location is Atfalati Park.

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Pedestrian Safety Projects Supported by CIO

CIO volunteers have lobbied for years to improve pedestrian safety with flashing beacons and increased crosswalk access at key locations.  The photo shows the multiple project either completed or now underway as part of Tualatin Moving Forward funded by $20 million bond fund.  For updated info, click on the link below.

Current Projects Impacting East CIO Neighborhoods

AR18-0007-- Tualatin Apartments on Nyberg Road

Status:  Approved in 2019 and under construction

The applicant, Nybert Rd Property, LLC, last hearing was November 20, 2019.   This 247-apartment project used a traffic study from 2011, which greatly understated the current traffic on SW 65th.  The City needs to reconsider growth that pours more traffic on SW 65th, SW Sagert, and SW Borland Rd.

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Traffic at SW 65th and SW Borland Rd.

Apparently, no funded projects exist to improve traffic jams currently occuring at SW 65th and SW Borland Rd.  The new housing development with a traffic light at SW 65th and SW Sagert has only hurt.  The lights do not appear to "timed" to allow traffic to flow between the two immediate intersections. We need to hold meeting with traffic engineering to solve this problem.

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