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Village Council

The Village Council is comprised of a team of volunteers dedicated to driving the Village Without Walls strategic direction and is elected each year by the Village Members. Village officers (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) are elected by Council members.
Members of the Village Council include functional team leads and others who specialize in specific areas of value to our Village. The functional team leads bring the perspective of the day-to-day Village operations to the Village Council. 

The Village Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday each month.  If you would like to contact a Village Council member or attend a meeting, send us an email at and your question will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

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Paul Hart

Chairman - Paul returned to the Village Council in 2017 after previously serving on the Village Without Walls Planning group and Village Council from Oct 2014 to Feb 2016. He spent 35+ years in Project/Program management for banks and in healthcare technology. He lives in Hillsboro and also serves on the Board of Trustees of his church.


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Darolyn Wylie

Treasurer - Darolyn is a member of the Membership team and joined the Village in 2019. She was a geologist and then got a Masters Degree in Economics before deciding she would rather work for Powell's Books where she spent 20+ years. She is also on the worship team at her church and loves to learn new art forms.


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Barbara Hart

Communications, Marketing & Technology - Barbara heads the Communications, Marketing and Technology team. She brings both technical and organizational skills to the Village. In her previous life, she worked in Information Technology as a business analyst, project manager, trainer and technical writer. Barbara also sings in her church choir and enjoys gardening.


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Suzanne Smith

Volunteers - Suzanne was part of the original VWW planning group and on the first Village Council. She is a retired realtor and elementary school teacher who has made Hillsboro her home for more than 42 years. Suzanne is currently the Volunteer Team Chair.


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Pat Cropp

Member at Large - Pat started volunteering with VWW in 2019 as a scheduler. She is a native Oregonian and lives in the Hillsboro Jackson School development. She retired in 2015 after 25 years in a medical billing office. She also volunteers with the Hillsboro library and Kaiser Westside Medical.


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Maureen O'Rourke

Member at Large - Maureen has been a scheduler since 2017. She lives in the Rock Creek area, is active in the ham radio community and volunteers for the Portland Opera. She retired from the world of libraries and higher education as an academic advisor. Maureen grew up as a military “brat” on various Army bases around the world.


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Lyn Trainer

VNW Liaison - Lyn was excited to “discover” Villages NW in 2015 as she was looking for a way to expand the options for older adults to retain their independence and autonomy. Her background with nonprofits drew her to volunteering with the “hub”. She joined the Villages NW Board of Directors in December 2015 where she serves as managing director, sharing day-to-day operations responsibilities with Dick Eyde. She is also an active member of River West Village.