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Community Participation Organizations

CPOs are neighborhood-based Washington County organizations led by community volunteers.

CPOs encourage and empower public involvement by providing a place for community members to: ​

  • Come together to learn about and discuss County-related issues
  • Get unbiased information about issues relating to local and County services​
  • Interact with decision makers including local government and agency representatives, elected officials, and community leaders
  • Engage as a group in an advisory role to the Washington County Board of Commissioners

CPOs focus on the topics that affect how and where people live, such as transportation, parks and trails, housing and business developments, safety, public health, emergency planning, education, the environment and more. To participate, start by signing up to receive monthly updates about your local CPO events, which are open to everyone. Once you get involved, you will soon learn that you can have an impact on what happens in your community!

Upcoming CPO meetings

Virtual Community Meeting: Tue., Mar. 14, 7 pm

Do you want to return to in-person meetings? Take our survey.

Topic: LUT Transportation Improvement Project Update
Washington County Land Use & Transportation staff will update us on three projects. Project Manager Ben Lively will present on the Filbert Street Sidewalk Project and the Thompson Road Project (Saltzman Road to Marcotte Road). Project Manager Andy Morris will present on the Thompson Road Realignment (Kenny Terrace). See LUT Transportation Improvement Projects for more information.

Topic: Recycling Basics, Food Waste Reduction and More
Cosette Lemos is an AmeriCorps member serving with Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling. She will offer up-to-date information on aspects of the county’s efforts to help us recycle and, better yet, avoid producing trash and garbage in the first place! Bring all your questions! 

Agenda (PDF 193.28 KB)

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CPO 1 meetings are recorded and available on YouTube for viewing later. 
Note: The CPO 1 YouTube channel and Facebook page were created and are maintained by community volunteers.

Virtual Community Meeting: Thu., Mar. 16, 6:30 pm

Topic: Community Briefings 
Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Tualatin Valley Water District, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Washington County Land Use & Transportation 

Garden Home History Project, presented by Stan Houseman

Special Guest: Commissioner Nafisa Fai, An Introduction and Updates 

Agenda (PDF 517.42 KB)

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Not holding meetings at this time.

Upcoming meeting schedule and details to come.

Virtual Community Meeting: Wed., Mar. 22, 7 pm

Topic: Washington County Mental Health Response Team
Special guest: Washington County Commissioner Roy Rogers

Topic: Discussion of State, County and Local Proposed Land Use Applications

For more information, email CPO 4M Chair Jim Long at [email protected]

Agenda (PDF 237.08 KB)

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Not holding meetings at this time.

Virtual Community Meeting: Thu., Mar. 9, 7 pm
PLEASE NOTE: Meeting is on the second Tuesday this month.

Topic:Discussion of Community Questions About Land Use
Presented by Theresa Cherniak, Principal Planner 
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation Community Planning

Agenda (PDF 293.67 KB)

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All leadership positions are open, including Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Member(s) At Large, CCI Representatives (2). For more information about volunteering in a CPO 7 leadership position, please contact former CPO 7 leadership. 

Email: [email protected]
Postal mail: 4804 NW Bethany Blvd., Suite I-2 Box 173, Portland, OR 97229

Not holding meetings at this time.

Not holding meetings at this time.

In-person Community Meeting: Thu., Mar. 9, 6:30 pm
At Kinton Grange, 19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton

Topic: Joint presentation: Oregon Agricultural Trust and the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts
Representatives from these two organizations will share how they work hand in hand in partnership with Oregon farmers and ranchers to protect farm and ranch lands. Keeping land in agricultural production is a struggle given the average age of the Oregon farmer is 60 years old. Many acres of agricultural lands fall out of production every year as a result. 

Oregon Agricultural Trust is an agricultural land trust that works collaboratively around the state to safeguard Oregon’s farm and ranch lands and the rural communities that depend upon them. Their work permanently protects ag land, helps it stay in production, educates communities, and helps advocate for farmland preservation.

Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts represents more than 30 nonprofits with a mission to serve and strengthen the land trust community in Oregon. It unites conservation organizations and raises a collective voice for positive change, which includes defending working farms and ranches. 

Agenda (PDF 461.55 KB)

Not holding meetings at this time.

Community Meeting: Thu., Mar. 2, 6:30 pm
At the Cornelius Library, Walters Community Room, 1370 N Adair Street 

Meet and Greet:New City Manager Peter Brandom
Come meet your new city manager. Bring your questions! 

For more information, email Christina Barboza at [email protected] 

Reunión de la Comunidad: 2 de marzo, 6:30 pm
Biblioteca Cornelius, Sala Comunitaria Walters, 1370 N Adair Street 

Conocer y saludar: nuevo administrador de la ciudad Peter Brandom

Para obtener más información, envíe un correo electrónico a Christina Barboza a [email protected]

Agenda (PDF 306.35 KB)
Agenda (Spanish 280.64 KB)

SPECIAL Virtual Community Meeting: Wed., Mar. 22, 6 pm.

For agenda details, see agenda below.

Interested in volunteering for a CPO 12F leadership role?
Participating at a leadership level in your community participation organization and civic life can be very rewarding. CPO leaders host community meetings which provide a place for representatives of Washington County and service district providers to visit your community with information on a wide range of livability topics. The meetings cover police/fire, parks/recreation, roads/transportation, emergency/disaster preparedness, public health, human services and more. The meetings uniquely provide an objective space for ordinary people to share in discussions with county and agency representatives, elected leaders and to engage with election candidates and ballot measures. As a CPO leader you are making difference by helping to encourage participation by the Forest Grove community in the decisions that affect them. 

For more info, email Christina Barboza [email protected]

Agenda (PDF 138.98 KB)

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Not holding meetings at this time.

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In-Person/Virtual Community Meeting: Wed., Mar. 22, 7 pm
In-person at: Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N First Ave., First Floor Auditorium, Hillsboro 

Topic: New Fire Chief Jim Geering
An Introduction and Department Updates

Topic: Fernhill Wetlands Overview and Update
Presented by Ely O’Conner, Clean Water Services

Topic: Chehalem Mountains Groundwater Monitoring Project
Presented by Karyn Hanson

Sheriff’s Office Update 
Presented by Tabitha Alkire

Agenda (PDF 202.23 KB)

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If you have questions about how to connect with your local CPO, please reach out to [email protected]​.

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].

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