2020 Board of Directors
Valerie Pratt, President
Valerie is a CPA working as a financial controller in private industry. She is currently serving on Tualatin City Council. She has also been on the Tualatin Parks Advisory Committee, Tualatin Budget Committee, and was the chair for Tualatin Parks Master Plan Advisory Committee. Prior to that, she was on the board of the Oregon Road Runners Club. She is married and has lived in Tualatin for over 25 years, where she raised her three sons. She also has three young grandchildren.
Catherine Holland, Treasurer
Cathy is retired after a 33-year career in business. She was a senior vice president with a large national bank before starting her own consulting firm. Active in various local and regional community service organizations, she is a former president of the Oregon 4-H Foundation and the Greater Portland Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She has also served as a Board member of Portland City Club. She is married, has lived in Tualatin since 1991, and has one grown son.
Jeffery Demland, Secretary
Jeff is an attorney with Demland & Cromwell LLC, where he practices estate planning and civil litigation. He is married and lives in Southwest Portland. He has two young daughters.
Alex Thurber, Board Member
Alex is a high tech executive, currently living in Yamhill County. As the son of a US diplomat, Alex has lived and worked around the world, including Tanzania, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Japan and Brazil. He started a high-tech business in Portland when he moved back from Brazil in 1991 and hasn’t left Oregon since. Alex was a volunteer firefighter for TVF&R in the early nineties when Wilsonville was supported by an all-volunteer company. He is a believer in public service, was a member of the Tualatin Community Emergency Response Team and has served on the Clackamas County Budget Committee and the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board. Alex ran for Tualatin City Council in 2020. He and his wife Courtney have a blended family of 6, including 2 step-children in the Tualatin school system.
Bridget Brooks, Board Member
Bridget is an elected Tualatin City Councilor, the co-founder of Brooks Appraisal Services, and has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW. Bridget earned her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Community Practice and Social Action, graduating with honors. In addition to the Tualatin Community Police Foundation, Bridget serves on several committees and boards including the Tualatin Arts Advisory Committee, the Public Advisory Board for Washington County, The Regional Water Providers Consortium, and the Willamette River Water Coalition. Bridget lives, works, and plays in Tualatin with her husband Brian and is proud to serve on the TCPF Board.
Brendon Passano, Board Member
Brendon has been a Safety and Security Officer at Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin since 2013. Born and raised in Rhode Island in a middle-class family. He is a disabled veteran that served in the US Army in the 101st Airborne Division from 2004-2008 and in the Army National Guard for a combined total of 12 years of service. Deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006 and Afghanistan in 2012. Brendon studied History and Emergency Management at the Community College of Rhode Island before moving to the PNW in 2011. Brendon has had a sense of duty to his community and desire to understand different cultures and customs around the world. This desire has led to him traveling to over 30 countries as well as living aboard in Toronto and Montreal, Canada. Brendon and his wife Samantha are Tualatin Residents and have 3 children that have attended the Tigard-Tualatin school system.
Greg Pickering, Chief & Ex Officio Board Member
As the Chief of Police, I pledge to engage with the community, listen to the needs of our community members, and evaluate and respond to community needs and feedback in the most efficient way possible. Our team would not be complete without the support of our amazing Tualatin community. Together, we can make Tualatin the best place to live, work, and play!
I encourage the members of our community to be involved. I am always open to new and innovative ideas to improve the police services this agency provides. Please feel free to contact me to share your ideas anytime.