Fall 2020 Newsletter

The Tualatin Valley at Work

News You Can Use

Washington County Arts Organizations Awarded More Than $1.6 Million in Support Grants

In late September, Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support grants were issued to 621 organizations around the state. Thirty-two Washington County organizations received more than $1.6 million of these funds, which were part of a relief package passed by the Oregon Legislature in July. Read more >>>

Metro Regional Government and Travel Portland Apply for Economic Development Administration Grant
In a joint effort, supported by the chairs of the board of county commissioners in Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties, Metro Regional Government and Travel Portland applied for Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to help recover lost meeting and convention business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >>>

Winery Happenings

Tasting Passes
Would you like to offer complimentary tasting passes to be included in a hotel package? Please let us know. Wineries that are interested in donating passes, please contact us at info@wcva.org.

Wine Classic Wine Competition
Interested in submitting your wines for the 2021 McMinnville Wine Classic Wine Competition? All Oregon wineries are eligible, and each entry must include three 750ml bottles of wine or larger. Let’s show the judges what Tualatin Valley’s wineries have to offer! Learn more >>>

Got Masks?

The WCVA has a limited supply of non-surgical KN95 masks available at no charge. Masks were purchased with Washington County’s federally funded COVID-19 relief grant, and the WCVA partnered with Clean Water Services to help distribute them to tourism-related businesses located in Washington County.

If you are seeking masks for your employees, please contact us. Requests are limited to two (2) boxes of masks, each containing 50 masks. Masks may not be resold. This offer is for Washington County businesses only. You may also visit the Business Recovery Center website to order masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE).

Read the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Report

The WCVA released its annual report, which outlines the organization’s body of work, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to Washington County and how the WCVA responded. Download the executive summary >>>