Press Releases

  1. High Ratings for City Services & Quality of Community; Concern about Traffic, Growth & Housing Costs

    Findings from the National Citizen Survey™ of Wilsonville, which surveyed community members on a wide variety of governance and quality of life ratings, are now available online. More >
  2. Nighttime Closure of Barber Bridge Begins October 10 and Ends Late November

    As part of the Kinsman Road extension project, a nighttime closure of the Barber Bridge, 9:00 p.m.–6:00 a.m., is planned to begin in the evening on Monday, Oct. 10. Read on...
  3. City Council Report for Sept. 19, 2016

    Community Survey Results Announced, City Council Adopts Information Technology Strategic Plan More >
  4. City Council Report for Sept. 8, 2016

    On September 8, 2016, the City Council held a second reading and approved an ordinance for a Zone Map amendment of a 3.2-acre site located in the Villebois Village Center More >
  5. City Holds Workshop on Proposed Roadway

    The City is holding a public workshop on the proposed Boones Ferry Road to Brown Road connector roadway on Sept. 21 at City Hall More >
  6. City Recruits for Tourism Committee

    The City of Wilsonville is accepting applications until Friday, September 16, 4 p.m., to fill a vacancy on the City’s Tourism Promotion Committee. Read on...
  7. City Holds Open House to Review Draft Frog Pond Master Plan

    The City is holding an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to provide community members an opportunity to review and comment on a draft master plan for the Frog Pond West neighborhood. Read on...
  8. SMART Seeks Community Input on Public Transit Services

    SMART, Wilsonville’s public transit agency, has opened an online survey at www.plansmartwilsonville.com that seeks to gather public input about future transit services in the City. More >
  9. Grand Opening Planned for Montague Park in Villebois Neighborhood

    The City and Costa Pacific Communities are holding a free, public grand-opening for Montague Park on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6-8 p.m. More >
  10. Wilsonville Library Serves as a “Cooling Center”

    The Wilsonville Public Library is one of several “cooling centers” in Clackamas County during this week’s predicted heat wave of temperatures in the high 90s that may reach 100 degrees. More >
  11. City Council Report for August 15, 2016

    City Council Approves Zone Change for Central Villebois Condos and Row Houses and Welcomes South Korean Delegation More >
  12. City Releases 2016-17 Annual Report

    The City of Wilsonville has released the “2016-17 Annual Report,” which is being distributed to all residences and businesses in Wilsonville. More >
  13. City Council Report for August 1, 2016

    City Council Adopts Coffee Creek Urban Renewal Plan, Approves Grant Applications and Hears Update on Weekend Closure of Wilsonville Road More >
  14. Railroad Crossing Repairs Require Weekend Closure of Wilsonville Road

    Railroad Crossing Repair Project Begins on Friday, August 5 and Requires Weekend-Long Closure of Wilsonville Road More >
  15. City Holds Open House to Review Draft Frog Pond Master Plan

    The City is holding an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 5:00–6:30 p.m., at City Hall, to provide community members an opportunity to review and comment on a draft master plan for the Frog Pond West neighborhood. Read on...
  16. July 15 Deadline to Give Feedback to County on French Prairie Rural Reserve

    Public Comment is being accepted on County Proposal to Remove Protection of French Prairie Rural Reserve until July 15 More >
  17. City Council Report for July 7, 2016

    City Council Approves November Ballot Measures for Recreation and Aquatic Center and Continued Ban on Marijuana Facilities More >
  18. Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title for Recreation/Aquatic Center

    On November 8, 2016 Wilsonville Voters will have the opportunity to vote on a General Obligation Bond for a Wilsonville Recreation and Aquatic Center. Read on...
  19. Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title for Medical and Recreational Marijuana Facilities

    Residents will have the opportunity to vote November 8, 2016 on a Ballot Measure regarding Medical and Recreational Marijuana Facilities. Read on...
  20. SMART Launches New Bus-Tracking Mobile App

    SMART launches new mobile app providing riders real-time bus arrival predictions. More >
  21. Wilsonville Hires Jordan Vance as City’s New Economic Development Manager

    The City of Wilsonville has hired Jordan Vance to serve as Economic Development Manager responsible for overseeing the City's economic-development and urban renewal activities. More >
  22. Wilsonville Community Survey Now Online

    Residents are invited to participate in the online survey from now through July 5 More >
  23. City Council Report for June 20, 2016

    City Council Adopts Annual Budget, Approves 10-Acre Annexation and Rezoning, Renews Social Services Annual Grant and Endorses Community Enhancement Projects More >
  24. City Council Report for June 6, 2016

    City Council Approves 10-Acre Annexation and Rezoning for Republic Service’s SORT Bio-Energy Facility and Campus Expansion More >
  25. Wilsonville Library to Act as “Cooling Center” During Weekend Heat Wave

    The Wilsonville Public Library is one of several “cooling centers” in Clackamas County during this weekend’s predicted heat wave of temperatures in the high 90s that may reach 100º. More >
  26. City Participates with Other Agencies in Large-Scale Earthquake Drill

    The City of Wilsonville, along with other local, state and federal agencies, is participating in the “Cascadia Rising” earthquake drill taking place June 7–10. More >
  27. Tests Show Safe Drinking Water for Wilsonville

    Tests of City drinking water consistently show results substantially below levels of concern that are in full compliance with federal and state drinking-water standards for lead and other contaminants. More >
  28. Wilsonville Releases 2016 Annual Water Quality Report

    The City of Wilsonville has released the “2016 Annual Water Quality Report,” which documents results of the City’s 2015 water-quality monitoring and testing. More >
  29. Public Invited to Learn about Proposed Recreation and Aquatic Center at June Events

    Community members are invited to learn about the proposed recreation and aquatic center at one of two upcoming public meetings in June. More >
  30. SMART Seeks Business Community Input on Transit Master Plan

    South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART) is hosting feedback sessions for members of Wilsonville’s business community to provide input on future operations of the local public-transit agency. More >
  31. Wilsonville Named a Walk Friendly Community by National Center

    The national Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) recently announced that Wilsonville’s designation as a “Walk Friendly Community” is being extended for five years. More >
  32. City Seeks Feedback on Frog Pond West Neighborhood

    The City of Wilsonville is in the initial stages of drafting a master plan for the Frog Pond West neighborhood and is seeking community member input through May 27. More >
  33. City Council Report for May 16, 2016

    City Council Approves 14-Lot Subdivision on Canyon Creek Road South and Construction Contract for Utility Repairs in Charbonneau More >
  34. City Seeks Input on Proposed Budget

    On Wednesday, May 18, the Wilsonville Budget Committee is holding a meeting and public hearing to review the Proposed Fiscal Year 2016-17 City of Wilsonville Budget. More >
  35. City Council Report for May 2, 2016

    City Council Considers Transportation Systems Plan Amendments More >
  36. Community Enhancement Committee Supports Local Projects

    The City’s new Wilsonville-Metro Community Enhancement Committee recommends awarding a total of $69,543 in funding to four different projects in Wilsonville. More >
  37. Bulky Waste Day Set for Saturday, May 7

    In partnership with Republic Services and Metro, the City of Wilsonville is sponsoring “Bulky Waste Day” on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10 am-2 pm, at 10295 SW Ridder Road in Wilsonville. More >
  38. City Council Report for April 18, 2016

    City Council Adopts Tourism Development Strategy and Advances Tooze Road Widening and Improvement Project More >
  39. City Awards Grants for Local Programs

    The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board awarded $15,000 in grants to support community programs with funding from the City’s Opportunity Grant program. More >
  40. City Receives 19th Consecutive Annual Financial Reporting Award

    For the 19th consecutive year since 1997, the Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the City of Wilsonville with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. More >
  41. New Community Enhancement Committee to Meet on April 19 and 26

    The City’s new Wilsonville-Metro Community Enhancement Committee is meeting for the first time on Tuesday, April 19. More >
  42. City Council Report for April 4, 2016

    Mayor Proclaims Wilsonville Wildcats Week and City Council Approves Financing for Urban Renewal Projects More >
  43. Further Repairs Needed to the Westbound Travel Lanes of Wilsonville Road at Railroad Crossing

    The City is planning to make further repairs at the westbound railroad crossing on Wilsonville Road to address the noticeable dip that still exists. More >
  44. Document Shredding Event Takes Place on Saturday, April 16

    Community members are invited to bring up to 10 boxes of documents to a free and secure community-wide document shredding event. More >
  45. Emergency Repairs to Wilsonville Road Railroad Crossing to be Made on Thursday, March 31

    Emergency road repairs are being made to the Wilsonville Road railroad crossing west of Interstate 5 on Thursday, March 31, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. More >
  46. Water Tests for Lead Demonstrate Compliance with State and Federal Drinking Water Standards

    Recent water tests conducted for the City of Wilsonville by a third-party laboratory indicate the City is in full compliance with federal and state drinking-water standards for lead. More >
  47. City Council Report for March 21, 2016

    Council Adopts Annexation and Zone Change for Villebois, Adjusts Budget and Supports Low-Income Housing Option More >
  48. City Awards Tourism Grants to Support Local Events

    On March 10, the City of Wilsonville’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board awarded $25,000 in grants to support local tourism events. More >
  49. City Council Report for March 7, 2016

    Mayor Delivers State of the City Address, Council Approves Annexation and Zone Change for Villebois and Coffee Creek Development More >
  50. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Awards County Tourism Grants

    On February 25, the City of Wilsonville’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board awarded $20,000 in Clackamas County Tourism “Community Partnership Program” grants to fund five local proposals. More >
  51. Public Input Needed to Update City’s Transit Master Plan

    SMART is opening an online survey at www.plansmartwilsonville.com that seeks to gather public input regarding the future of the City’s transit service. More >
  52. Budget Committee Reviews Five-Year Forecast and Sets May Budget Committee Dates

    On February 23, 2016, the Budget Committee heard a report from the City’s Finance Director regarding the five-year financial forecast and set Budget Committee meeting dates beginning in May. More >
  53. City Council Report for Feb. 18, 2016

    City Council Approves North Wilsonville Medical Facility and Solid-Waste Rate Increase More >
  54. Wilsonville-Area Legislators Hold Town Hall Meeting on Feb. 17

    Wilsonville-area State legislators are holding a public Town Hall meeting at the Wilsonville City Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. More >
  55. City Council Report for Feb. 1, 2016

    Council Amends West Side Urban Renewal Plan, Appoints Volunteer Board and Commission Members and Clarifies SMART’s Future Service Area More >
  56. Final Weekend to Complete Information Technology Survey

    Sunday is the final day for Wilsonville community members to complete an online technology survey. More >
  57. Wilsonville Mayor to Present ‘2016 State of the City’ Address on March 7

    Wilsonville Mayor Tim Knapp presents the “2016 State of the City Address” at the start of the City Council meeting on Monday, March 7, 7:00 pm. More >
  58. City Accepting Comments on Proposed Solid-Waste Rate Increase

    The City of Wilsonville is accepting public comment until 5 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2016, on a proposed solid-waste rate increase. More >
  59. City Council Report for Jan. 21, 2016

    City Council Amends West Side Urban Renewal Plan, Grants Zone Changes, Authorizes Annexations and Finalizes Sale of Surplus Property More >
  60. City Accepting Community Enhancement Project Nominations Until End of January

    The City of Wilsonville is accepting online project nominations from the public until Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, for the new Wilsonville-Metro Community Enhancement Program. More >
  61. City Council Report for Jan. 4, 2016

    City Council Implements Marijuana Ban, Approves Zone Changes for 132 Villebois Row Houses, Annexes Property and Updates Public Works Standards More >
  62. Apply By Feb. 12 for County Tourism Grants

    In partnership with Clackamas County Tourism, the City is accepting grant applications for projects that promote local tourism. More >
  63. Section of Grahams Ferry Road Southwest of Villebois to be Closed Weekdays

    A section of SW Grahams Ferry Road between SW Grenoble Street and SW Bell Road southwest of the Villebois neighborhood is scheduled to be closed weekdays, 8 am – 4 pm, starting Tuesday, Jan. 5 More >
  64. Wilsonville and Tualatin Identify Preferred Jurisdictional Boundary for Basalt Creek Concept Plan

    The Tualatin and Wilsonville City Councils agree that the “Future Basalt Creek Parkway” is the preferred jurisdictional boundary. More >
  65. City Now Accepting Applications for Tourism and Community Grant Programs

    The City of Wilsonville’s Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the Community Tourism and the Community Opportunity Grant Programs. More >
  66. City Receives Award for Distinguished Budget Presentation

    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has bestowed the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” to the City of Wilsonville Finance Department. More >
  67. City Council Report for Dec. 7, 2015

    City Council Approves Ban on Marijuana-Related Businesses that is Subject to Voter Approval in November 2016 More >
  68. City Seeks Community Enhancement Project Nominations

    The City of Wilsonville is accepting online project nominations from the public until Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, for the new Wilsonville-Metro Community Enhancement Program. More >
  69. Wilsonville City Attorney Mike Kohlhoff Retires After 35-Year Career

    After serving as the Wilsonville City Attorney for the past 35 years, Mike Kohlhoff announced that he is retiring from the position effective Nov. 30, 2015. More >
  70. City Council Report for November 16, 2015

    On Nov. 16, 2015, the Wilsonville City Council approved an amended version of the Frog Pond Area Plan. More >
  71. Still Time to Apply for City Board and Committee Openings

    Community members have just two weeks to apply for one of the City of Wilsonville’s 17 openings on various boards and commissions that become available at the start of 2016. More >
  72. Library Hires Outreach Librarian to Reach Underserved Kids and Families

    The Wilsonville Public Library has hired Deborah Gitlitz as a new Outreach Librarian to focus on identifying underserved community members and connecting them with the local Library’s broad range of services. More >
  73. City Council Meeting Report for November 3, 2015

    Reduces First Violation Penalties for Lesser Offenses and Welcomes Sister City Delegation from Kitakata, Japan More >
  74. Wilsonville’s Retherford Named President of the Oregon Economic Development Association

    The City of Wilsonville’s Economic Development Manager Kristin Retherford is the newly-elected President for 2015-16 of the Oregon Economic Development Association. More >
  75. FAQ About Urban Renewal

    Information about proposed Coffee Creek Urban Renewal Area, subject of Ballot Measure 3-468 for an advisory vote on the Nov. 3 special election. More >
  76. City Seeks Volunteers for Board and Committee Vacancies

    The City of Wilsonville has a total of 10 openings on various boards and commissions that become available at the start of 2016. More >
  77. City Recruits for New Community Enhancement Committee

    The City of Wilsonville is accepting applications until Monday, Nov. 30, 4:30 p.m., from Wilsonville residents to serve on the City’s new Wilsonville-Metro Community Enhancement Committee More >
  78. Oct. 19, 2015 City Council Meeting Report

    City Council Holds Well-Attended Public Hearing on Frog Pond Area Plan More >
  79. Parks and Recreation Board Awards Grants to Fund Local Programs

    On Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board awarded three organizations a total of $7,000 of funding from the City’s Community Opportunity Grant program. More >
  80. Oct. 5, 2015 City Council Meeting Report

    City Council Appoints Tourism Promotion Committee, Receives National Award and Considers Food Bank Request More >
  81. Metro Council Awards Funds for Wilsonville’s Town Center Master Plan Proposal

    On Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, the Metro Council approved a $320,000 grant request to fund the majority of costs for the City of Wilsonville’s Town Center master plan proposal. More >
  82. City Council Approves Contract for Canyon Creek Road Pedestrian Enhancements

    City Council approved the City Manager to enter into a construction contract for the Canyon Creek Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project that constructs four new pedestrian street crossing. More >
  83. City Accepting Applications for Community Opportunity Grants

    The City of Wilsonville is seeking grant applications for the Community Opportunity Grant program. More >
  84. Joint Council Meeting for Basalt Creek Concept Plan Postponed

    The joint meeting of the Tualatin and Wilsonville City Councils to discuss the Basalt Creek Concept Plan, previously scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, is cancelled. More >
  85. New Member Needed to Serve on Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

    The City of Wilsonville is taking applications to select a new member to serve on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. More >
  86. City Council Report for August 17, 2015

    City Council Approves Advance Road Annexation and Zone Change for New Middle School and Future Primary School and Park More >
  87. Wilsonville Library to Host August 26 Screening of “Queen of the Sun” Bee Pollinator Documentary

    The Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, is hosting a free, public screening of the acclaimed documentary, “Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?,” on Wednesday, August 26, 7 p.m. More >
  88. Zero-Emission Electric Transit Bus Visits Wilsonville

    SMART is hosting a visit by a full-size, 40-passenger electric bus on Tuesday, August 25, 9 a.m., at the SMART Transit Center, 9697 SW Barber Street. More >
  89. City Releases 2015-16 Annual Report

    The City of Wilsonville has released the “2015-16 Annual Report,” which is being distributed to all residences and businesses in Wilsonville. More >
  90. City Council Report for August 3, 2015

    City Council Approves Zone Changes for Row Houses in Central Villebois and an Advisory Vote on Adding an Urban Renewal Area More >
  91. Notice of Ballot Title

    City Issues Notice of Ballot Title for Advisory Vote on Forming a Coffee Creek Urban Renewal District More >
  92. U.S. Sen. Merkley To Hold Town Hall In Wilsonville

    Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is holding a town hall at the Wilsonville Public Library on Monday, August 10, 2:30 p.m. More >
  93. City Council Report for July 20, 2015

    City Council Approves Technology Upgrade Project for SMART and Water Pipeline Agreement More >
  94. Wilsonville Earns Award for Excellence in Mobility

    The City of Wilsonville is the winner of the Voice of the People Award for Excellence in Mobility from the National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) based in Boulder, Colorado. More >
  95. City Recruits for Tourism Committee

    The City of Wilsonville is accepting applications until Friday, August 14, 4 p.m., from representatives of the greater Wilsonville-area hospitality and tourism industry to participate on the City’s new Tourism Promotion Committee More >
  96. City Council Report for July 6, 2015

    City Council Approves Agreement with Metro to Create Community Enhancement Program More >
  97. Wilsonville Releases 2015 Annual Water Quality Report

    The City of Wilsonville is releasing today the “2015 Annual Water Quality Report,” which documents results of the City’s 2014 water-quality monitoring and testing. Read on...
  98. City Council Report for June 15, 2015

    City Council Creates Tourism Promotion Committee, Endorses New Contract with Community Sharing Social-Service Agency and Approves Routine Budget Adjustment More >
  99. Morningside Avenue Access to Canyon Creek Road Closes June 15

    On Monday, June 15, the City is closing vehicle access from Morningside Avenue to Canyon Creek Road on an interim basis by installing signage and barricades. Read on...
  100. City of Wilsonville receives State Land Board Award Boeckman-Tooze Road Project Recognized

    The State Land Board presented the City of Wilsonville the 2014 Wetland Project Award for enhancing wetlands and wildlife habitat along new section of Boeckman Road. Read on...
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