Made up of volunteers, the CCI plays an important role in ensuring that the voices of the community are considered when decisions are being made.
Since 1973, the CCI has provided a direct line of communication between residents and county government and has been dedicated to the success of community participation in government decision-making processes. The CCI is a vital part of the Washington County CPO Program, which is made up of 14 Community Participation Organizations (CPOs) led by volunteers with a membership from the communities they serve.
CCI membership consists of two representatives from each recognized CPO. Per the CCI Bylaws, additional members may participate based on these distinctions:
- Each CPO is allowed two CCI alternates.
- Inactive CPOs are allowed two CCI reps, as approved by the CCI.
- CCI reps are allowed from communities of interest.
- CCI subcommittee chairs may also participate as CCI reps.
There are three CCI subcommittees that focus on certain areas of community involvement. They are always looking to build their membership.
CCI Code and Ordinance Subcommittee - focuses on Washington County land use development issues, reviewing recommended codes and ordinances and providing suggested comment and action to CCI.
CCI Communications Subcommittee - outlines communications standards and applications for the CPO Program.
CCI Significant Natural Resources Subcommittee - follows the County's process for developing Significant Natural Resources standards.
The CCI Steering Committee and three subcommittees are led by community volunteers. Each committee holds monthly meetings. See upcoming meeting dates below.
Share your time and talents! There are a number of leadership positions currently open. The Vice Chair and Secretary positions are open on the Steering Committee, and the Chair position is open on the Code and Ordinance Subcommittee. Contact current leadership for more information about volunteering.
CCI Steering Committee
Chair: Bruce Bartlett
Vice Chair: Open
Chair, Code and Ordinance Subcommittee: Open
Chair, Communications Subcommittee: Ellen Partal
Chair, Significant Natural Resources Subcommittee: Jim Long
For more detailed information about the CCI, review the CCI Bylaws below.
The CCI Steering Committee and three subcommittees hold monthly meetings. See below for meeting information. All meetings are open to the public.
Virtual monthly meeting - held on the Wednesday following the CCI general meeting at 10 am
If you need ADA accommodations, language interpretation or translation, or any other assistance to help you access these opportunities for participation, please contact us at [email protected].