Welcome to Riverpark CIO
The Riverpark 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 - Riverpark. Our membership is open to all who reside or own property in this area. The Riverpark 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.
Join the fun at the Riverpark Community Fair on May 14 at Jurgens Park from 1:00 to 3:00. There will be something for everyone. The whole family is welcome.
There will be activities for the kids, information about emergency preparedness in our neighborhoods, city staff on hand to answer questions, displays from local groups, and activities for anyone who is interested. Start your garden with plants and seeds from Neighbors Nourishing Communities or grab that book you’ve been longing to read from the library table’s free selection. Let your inner artist spring free to browse at the table of our local artists who will be displaying their art and answering your questions about available art classes.
Learn about what you should do to be ready for any emergency from your local CERT and Neighborhood Ready teams. Ask the questions you’ve been saving up about city services and what they mean for you and your family.
While you browse the information available your children can enjoy painting rocks or have their faces whimsically painted by local teens. There will be snacks for all and some gift giveaways to contribute to the fun. But most of all take a little time to meet your neighbors, share the afternoon with them and celebrate our wonderful community.
This event is sponsored by the Riverpark Community Involvement Organization in partnership with the City of Tualatin and supported by the following local organizations:
Wild Over Watercolors (WOW) wowiswatercolor.weebly.com/
Neighbors Nourishing Communities neighborsnc.org
Friends of the Library friendsoftualatinlibrary.org
CERT Command Center and HAM radio www.tualatincert.org/
Tualatin Neighborhood Ready www.tualatincert.org/tualatin-ready
City of Tualatin www.tualatinoregon.gov/
Riverpark Community Involvement Organization www.tualatincio.org/riverpark-cio
Riverpark CIO Board
Janine Wilson, President
Janine has been a Tualatin resident for 6 years and has participated on the CIO Board for the past 5 years. She has retired from management in government service. She moved from Southern Oregon with husband Andy, to be nearer their kids and family. She is a CERT member and working on the Neighborhood Ready program.
Christine Tunstall, Vice President
5th generation resident of Tualatin. One of the founders of the CIO program. Also serving on the Commercial CIO Board.
Jeanne Raikoglo, Treasurer
One of the original Riverpark CIO founders. A long-time resident, Jeanne has lived in Tualatin since 1970.
Kate Pinamonti, Secretary
Kate has been a resident of Tualatin for over 20 years. Recently retired, she is new to the CIO board and looks forward to working with the community. She has a passion for adventurous travel and is an avid runner and cyclist. You may see Kate and her husband, Guido, in Jurgens Park with their two Corgis Izzy & Basil.
Dan Hardy, Land Use Officer
Dan has been a resident of Tualatin for over 20 years. Has been active on the CIO Board for 4 years. Married to Kristen with a 10 year-old daughter, Lucy, and love being parents. Dan is owner/principle broker of independent real estate company Hardy Properties and loves teaching the value of owning real estate. An active member of St. Francis Catholic Church. He is an avid photographer and reader.
Daniel Bachhuber, Member-At-Large
Daniel lives near Jurgens Park, is married with two wonderful children. Although a software engineer by day, he takes every opportunity to run, bike, or anything outside. If you like to discuss housing policy, he will gladly talk your ear off.
Riverpark CIO Accomplishments
Tualatin Road Safety
Residents needed help following complaints of speeding, noise, and concerns for safety on Tualatin Road. Public Works has responded with building crosswalks, adding an electronic speed meter… and we now have an official Deer Crossing sign. Recently, the CIO has received a request to look into speed enforcement by our police.
Off-Leash Dog Park
Riverpark residents and their best dog friends meet mid-morning at Jurgens Park off-leash area. The residents lobbied for years for this wonderful area where dogs can roam, play, and just be dogs. Anecdotally, their human partners have formed lasting friendships throughout the neighborhood while keeping their eyes on their canine companions. This improvement has been a win-win for dog owners and nonowners since it provides an off-leash option.
“…a dog party
Big Dogs, Little Dogs,
Yellow Dogs, green dogs,
Black Dogs and white dogs.”
(Go Dog Go by Dr Seuss and P.D. Eastman)
National Night Out
The Riverpark CIO has contributed funding to neighborhood gatherings to mark National Night Out. This event is celebrated on the first Tuesday in August and promotes police-community partnerships. Our Police Chief Steele and his officers make rounds to greet folks at each of the events.
In partnership with the Parks Department, the CIO contributed grant money for the project.
Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Riverpark 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, Riverpark has 32 members.
Emergency Supply Kits
Riverpark CIO has contributed grant funds to a community emergency supply kit. There are currently two supply hubs located in Riverpark. They are available to CERTs in the event of an emergency. In an emergency, Command Centers will be set up at Hazelbrook Middle School – if school is not in session. Alternative locations will be at the cemetery or business at 124th and Tualatin Road.