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CPO 10 generally meets the third Thursday
of each month at 7 pm at the Jackson Bottom
Wetland Education Center located at
2600 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Hillsboro.


 Next CPO 10 Meeting

Thursday, May 21, 7pm


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Join us for the second meeting on high-speed Internet connectivity in rural Washington County!

There were more than 100 in attendance at the first meeting on March 18th. The level of concern expressed about access (or the lack of) to good broadband is high and warrants a follow-up meeting to address more specifically some solutions to Internet issues in our rural areas. 

At this meeting we are inviting more providers that serve our area, including wireless services, to tell you more about their options that may be available to you now, or in the future if expansion is feasible.

Our March 18th panel of experts represented a number of providers in the area. Because of relatively low population density, topographical barriers, and greater geographical distances, good broadband service is more difficult to obtain in many areas of our predominantly rural CPOs. Broadband service provides higher speed data transmission, allowing more content to be carried through the “pipeline” and access to the full range of services and opportunities available via the Internet.

Our rural community should begin advocating now for better access to broadband Internet services. In addition, our community needs more informational and educational resources about the best options for what works in our rural areas. The “serviceability” of the rural market, as we’re learning, depends on return on investment and business models, as well as keeping pace with technology and the regulatory environment. Our community members with technical expertise are also talking about the need for rural customers to have better knowledge about the equipment that brings the Internet to their property and homes.

Please come to our follow-up meeting Wednesday, April 15th,(tax day so you can easily remember it), 7 pm, at the same locale, the Forest Hills Golf Course, 36260 SW Golf Course Road, Cornelius, 97113. Visit the CPO Program online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/washington/cpo for a brief summary of the types of Internet service described at the March 18th meeting (DSL, fiber optic, wireless cards and cellular service, cable, satellite, and wireless via tower-to-tower transmission). Other informational resources are being gathered. When this information has been posted, we will email our subscribers.


Come for cookies and conversation at our upcoming CPO meetings! 

Our CPO meets on the third Wednesday every other month. We invite speakers of vital interest to our CPO 15 area, and we need your support, ideas and participation.

Circle this upcoming meeting date in 2015:

Wednesday, May 20th  

A Recap from the February Meeting

Willamette Water Supply Project

A guest speaker discussed the proposed Willamette Water Supply Project, which aims to develop the mid-Willamette River as an additional water supply. A new water treatment plant would be built in Wilsonville on the Willamette River, and new pipes would be routed up through Washington County. Tualatin Valley Water District’s Marlys Mock gave an update, showed the route options for pipes, and took questions about the project.

Hillsboro and the Tualatin Valley Water District are the founding partners, and other water providers are being sought to join. Route options for the new pipes have been analyzed for feasibility and to consider public input, which has been collected in a series of Open Houses and CPO meetings.



Bee pollination is responsible for $15 billion in added crop value, particularly for specialty crops such as almonds and other nuts, berries, fruits, and vegetables. About one mouthful in three in the diet directly or indirectly benefits from honey bee pollination.

Volunteer/Involvement Opportunities

Metro Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Project

Upcoming Events

Tree for All Community Stream Planting

Open Houses - Willamette Water Supply, Tualatin Valley Water District/City of Hillsboro

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Current Severe Weather Shelter Activation List

Oregon Election Results

Willamette Water Supply - Tualatin Valley Water District

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Andrew Haugen

Beth Haugen

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Richard Smith, Lars Wahlstrom

Member at Large
Denny Hruby


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155 N First Ave., Suite 200 MS48, Hillsboro, OR 97124

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Dan Schauer
155 N First Ave., Suite 200 MS48, Hillsboro, OR 97124

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Bob Terry
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Laurel, Farmington, Scholls, Chehalem Mountain, Groner

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Newsletters 2015






Meetings 2015

Agenda 4-15-15

Agenda 3-23-15 

Agenda 2-19-15

Agenda 1-15-15 


Newsletters 2014









Meetings 2014

Agenda 8-21-14 | Minutes

Agenda 5-12-14

Agenda 4-17-14 | Minutes

Agenda 2-20-14

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South Cooper Mountain Update

The South Cooper Mountain Community Plan to Be Considered for Adoption

The proposed community plan adoption includes amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Map, and Development Code. The initial hearing was held on November 5th. A continuation of the hearing was held on December 3rd when the City of Beaverton approved the proposal to implement zoning for the site acquired by Beaverton School District for a new high school within the area. The proposal is for adoption of the City’s R1 (Residential Urban High Density District - 1,000 sq.ft. per dwelling unit) Land Use (Zoning) District. The site is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of SW Scholls Ferry Road and SW 175th Avenue. 



River Terrace Update

River Terrace Community Plan Adopted

At a December 16th public hearing, Tigard City Council approved a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) to adopt the River Terrace Community Plan and several related documents and maps. 



Planning Committee Members Needed for CPO Event

Do you have an interest in disaster preparedness and resilience planning for your community? The CPO Program will be sponsoring a community event on this topic, and it will be led by CPO volunteers. The committee is now forming. To volunteer, please contact CPO Program Coordinator Beth St. Amand at beth.stamand@oregonstate.edu or 503-821-1114.  

Help Make Oregon a Safer and Better Place to Bike

New Smartphone App

TTP Lab has developed a smartphone app to collect route, infrastructure, crash, and safety data for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Data provided by the ORcycle app users will be utilized to produce maps displaying all reported locations with crashes, safety or infrastructure issues/problems. State, county, and city staff as well as app users will be able to access maps with crash and safety data gathered by ORcycle.

Willamette Water Supply Program

The Willamette Water Supply Program is planning to develop an additional source of water from the mid-Willamette River at Wilsonville. This project will expand the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant and add pipelines and storage to serve communities in Washington County. Several pipeline route alternatives are being considered. Construction in most areas will not begin for several years.

Tree for All Community Stream Plantings

Citizens from all over Washington County will join with local organizations to plan one million native trees and shrubs along the Tualatin River and its tributaries.



Severe Weather Shelter/Warming Centers

In times of freezing and inclement weather, severe weather shelters may activate in Washington County. For current Severe Winter Weather Shelter information, check the Current Severe Weather Shelter Activation List or contact 211 Info by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline phone or (503) 222-5555 from a cell phone, or visit 211 Info online.


Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
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