Hillsboro rises to the challenge during "State of the City"
One thing that is apparent with Mayor Steve Callaway and his staff, they always try to include as many people in the "State of the City" address as possible.
Hillsboro's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) sat in the council members' seats behind the Mayor as he made his address from the podium in front of a full chamber of friends and supporters.
Callaway said Hillsboro is a diverse city, but it also aims to be one of the most respectful and kind too.
He stressed all are welcome.
The Mayor touched on education, public safety, road maintenance, the city's livability, libraries, and economic development.
Callaway said, "We do everything we can to help businesses succeed."
He talked about testifying in front of the International Trade Commission on behalf of Solar World, which is based in Hillsboro.
The Mayor also talked about some of Hillsboro larger employers too like Intel, First Tech, Catepillar, and Amazon.
According to Callaway, Edwards Vacuum, which has products involved in the manufacturing processes of semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs, and solar cells, is looking to relocate its headquarters from New York to the north Hillsboro area.
The Mayor also mentioned some of the recreational businesses like the Hillsboro Hops, Bag & Baggage (theater), and Top Golf.
The night was even finished with some comedy as former Mayor Jerry Willey, dressed like a pizza delivery man, delivered a pizza known as the Callaway - cheesy and cheap, according to Willey.
It must be vegan cheese.