CPO 15 - Blooming, Fern Hill

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Generally meets the third Wednesday every other month at 7 pm at the Forest Hills Golf Course's banquet room, located at 36260 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius



CPO 15 Meeting
Next Meeting Wednesday, May 18, 7pm



7:00 pm / Welcome and Introductions

Safety Update / Sheriff’s Deputy (if available)

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Metro’s Chehalem Ridge Park Master Planning

Presentation by Planner Karen Vitkay with Metro's Parks and Nature Department

Karen will discuss how the master plan for a 1,200-acre Chehalem Ridge Nature Park is shaping up.

Area Map  |  Project Website

Note: Ms. Vitkay cannot speak to urban growth boundary or the urban and rural reserves.


Quilt Barn Trail of Washington County

Presentation by Julie Mason, Quilt Barn Trail Project Leader, West Side Quilters

The Quilt Barn Project, started in 2014, celebrates agriculture and historical barns in Washington County. Large painted quilt blocks using historical quilt patterns are placed on old barns with the permission of the owners. Quilt Barn Trails are in many Oregon counties and in many locations across the country. 

Maps and Projects Lists

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Our meetings provide great topics, conversation and cookies! We invite speakers of vital interest to our community, and we need your support, ideas and participation.

Our schedule is the third Wednesday of every other month. There will not be a July meeting unless an important issue comes up. Next meetings: September 21, November 16



Drive First, Get the Message Later!

 Dangers of Texting While Driving

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and a Program Educator from the Department of Land Use and Transportation presented compelling reasons why we just cannot take this risk.

CPO 15 learned some of the latest scientific findings on the impact that technology has on attention and focus. We are all tempted to answer that phone or return a message while driving. If you want to know more evidence, listen to a rebroadcast of a Diane Rehms Show from December 26, 2014, with an interview by Matt Richtel who wrote A Deadly Wanderingthedianerehnshow.org/audio/#/shows2014-12-26/matt_richtel_a_deadly_wandering_rebroadcast/00.00



Volunteer/Involvement Opportunities

Washington County Boards and Commissions Vacancies

Upcoming Events

Tree for All Community Stream Planting

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Oregon Health Authority - Radon

Village Without Walls - Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Aloha-Reedville

Willamette Water Supply - Tualatin Valley Water District/City of Hillsboro

Current Severe Weather Shelter Activation List

Oregon Election Results

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CPO 15 Newsletter

Washington County e-Subscriptions

Weekly Land Use & Transportation Email Update

Oregon State University Extension Service TreeTopics Blog



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Meeting Agenda
7:00 pm    Welcome and Introductions
    Rural Internet Activity Update / CPO 15 Member Betty Rose
    Sheriff’s Deputy Report (if available)
    Library Levy / Cornelius Library Director Karen Hill
Our Oregon - Funding Education
Outreach Director Reyna Lopez speaks about Our Oregon, a non-profit coalition that raises awareness about the critical need to adequately fund education. http://ouroregon.org/
Earthquake Preparedness - Quake Up!
Two historic disasters hold lessons for the Pacific Northwest as we get ready for the coming Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Sig Unander tells the dramatic stories of how San Francisco was destroyed in 1906 and Tokyo survived the huge 2011 episode in Japan. What can Oregon learn to help us face the threat here? Unander, an author and filmmaker, lives in Cornelius.

CPO leaders Peggy Harris and Stan Houseman will join Unander to preview the upcoming countywide Quake Up! Earthquake Preparedness Fair on Saturday, October 10th from 9 am-1:30 pm in downtown Hillsboro at the Saturday Farmers’ Market. This family-friendly, free event will help you take simple steps to prepare. Government agencies, the American Red Cross, and the CPO Program are collaborating to provide hands-on exhibits, informational tools, presentations, and a drawing for preparedness giveaways.

Watch for announcements and updates at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/washington/quake and start preparing now with www.take5tosurvive.com.

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CPO 15 Leadership

Steering Committee

Peggy Harris

Co-Vice Chairs
Dan and Marilyn Eischen 

Megan Stenburg

Paul Johnson

Members at Large
Ellie Morrison, Kay Nakao, Kim Vencill


CPO 15 Contacts

Peggy Harris, Chair

Dan and Marilyn Eischen, Vice-Chairs

Paul Johnson, CCI Rep

Ground mail for CPO 15:
155 N First Ave., Suite 200 MS48, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Washington County CPO Program

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

Sheriff's Office Contact

Crime Prevention Specialist
Annabelle Carlos

Your Commissioner

Bob Terry
District 4
Email Commissioner Terry
About Your Commissioner

Andy Duyck
Email Chairman Duyck
About Your Chairman


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CPO 15 Prior Meetings

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Blooming, Fern Hill

Meetings 2016

Agenda 3-16-16

Agenda 1-20-16


Meetings 2015

Agenda 11-18-15

Agenda 9-16-15

No meeting in May 2015

Agenda 4-15-15

Agenda 3-18-15
Minutes 3-18-15 

Agenda 1-21-15


Newsletters 2015







Meetings 2014

Agenda 11-19-14

Agenda 9-17-14

Agenda 5-21-14


Newsletters 2014











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CPO 15 Hot Topics



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.

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
Schedule to come.

CPO Schedule At A Glance

CCI and CPO Meetings at a Glance

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CPO 4B (Quarterly)


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CPO 15 (Odd months)


CPO 10

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CPO Maps

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CPO 1 - Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill

CPO 3 - West Slope, Raleigh Hills, Garden Home

CPO 4B - Bull Mountain, Tigard

CPO 4K - King City and Vicinity

CPO 4M - Metzger, East Tigard, Durham

CPO 6 - Reedville, Aloha, Cooper Mountain

CPO 7 - Sunset West, Rock Creek, Bethany

CPO 8 - North Plains, Helvetia, Mountaindale

CPO 9 - Hillsboro, Orenco

CPO 10 - Laurel, Farmington, Scholls, Chehalem Mtn, Groner

CPO 15 - Fern Hill

Hot Topics

From a CPO Leader to Pass Along

A Powerful Book on Texting While Driving and the Science of Stimulation

Texting While Driving (.pdf): A brief article prepared by Peggy Harris, CPO 15 Chair, for their January, 2015 meeting. 


Tree for All Community Stream Planting

Community stream planting campaign is kicking off this fall. Citizens from all over Washinton County will join with local organizations to plan one million native trees and shrubs along the Tualatin River and its tributaries. 





Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.


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Westside transportation options: links and documents

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CPO Newsletters

Welcome to CPO News, your newsletter of the Washington County Citizen Participation Organization Program. We hope you enjoy this newsletter, distributed to both active and inactive CPO subscribers. CPO News is published six times a year (February, April, June, August, October, December) to support the mission of the CPO Program.

CPO Newsletters & Meeting Notices Schedule / More info and FAQs

April-May 2016:  Central Region  /  Eastern Region  /  Western Region

Feb-Mar 2016:    Central Region    /    Eastern Region    /     Western Region

Dec 2015-Jan 2016:    Central Region     /     Eastern Region     /     Western Region

October-November 2015:    Central Region    /    Eastern Region    /    Western Region 

August-September 2015:   Central Region   /   Eastern Region   /   Western Region   

June-July 2015:    Central Region     /     Eastern Region     /     Western Region



Active CPOs

CPO 1 - Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill

CPO 3 - West Slope, Raleigh Hills, Garden Home

CPO 4B - Bull Mountain, Tigard

CPO 4K - King City and Vicinity

CPO 4M - Metzger, East Tigard, Durham

CPO 6 - Reedville, Aloha, Cooper Mountain

CPO 7 - Sunset West, Rock Creek, Bethany

CPO 8 - Helvetia, Mountaindale, North Plains

CPO 10 - Laurel, Farmington, Scholls, Chehalem Mtn, Groner

CPO 12C - Cornelius, West Dairy Creek

CPO 13 - Gales Creek, Roy, Verboort and Vicinity

CPO 15 - Blooming, Fern Hill



To stay informed about what is happening in your local CPO

CPO Talk

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CPOTalk, an email and news discussion group, gives CPO members an opportunity to share information, seek advice on issues from members of other CPOs, hear about upcoming events and generally keep in touch with each other.

To sign up for the discussion group, please go to the following website to submit your request:


To keep email messages to a minimum, you can elect to receive messages in digest form (one email a day with all messages received within a 24-hour period). 

CPOTalk is open to Washington County residents and persons owning businesses or properties within CPO boundaries and who also participate in their local CPO. The intent of the forum is to encourage and support citizen discussion of land-use issues relating to growth and development, transportation, affordable housing, natural resources, watersheds, and other matters that impact the livability of Washington County communities.

CPOTalk standards will mirror those for CPO meetings with an expectation of respectful dialogue, balancing the views presented on topics of interest, not promoting the aims/goals of other advocacy organizations, no campaigning for elective office and/or initiatives and no fundraising.

CPOTalk encourages postings that include, but are not limited to:

  • Sharing information and ideas on involving/recruiting Washington County citizens in the public processes that affect their community’s livability
  • Informing members within CPOs of emerging concerns or time-sensitive issues
  • Requesting specific information on topics of interest
  • Announcing events (workshops, training sessions, meetings, fairs, etc)
  • Posting articles or notices of general interest on land-use issues, ordinances, legislation, etc.

CPO coordinators also use CPOTalk to distribute information that is of general interest or which may be time-sensitive.

CPOTalk is a restricted discussion list which means that membership requires approval by the list administrator, Margot Barnett, Oregon State University Extension Service CPO program coordinator. The approval process will protect persons from receiving unrelated and unwanted emails. Emails to the discussion group will not be moderated (that is, reviewed before being distributed to the members). Members can set email preferences to receive either individual messages or a digest of all emails received during a day; the latter helps to control the number of emails received. If warranted, topics will also be archived.

For other information about CPOTalk, contact Margot Barnett at 503-821-1114.

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Citizen Involvement Quarterly (CIQ) Newsletters

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The Citizen Involvement Quarterly (CIQ) newsletter fulfills a long-standing wish to reach out to county residents who have requested to become members of CPOs that are not currently active.

Washington County CPOs
Citizen Participation Organizations - are grassroots citizen involvement networks that are devoted to informing residents about opportunities to participate in local land-use and livability issues. This newsletter is provided to you as part of the OSU Extension Service’s Community Resource Development Program. Washington County Administration, Departments, and/or officials claim no responsibility, expressed or implied, for the content of the newsletter.

To view the PDF version of the CIQ Newsletters, please download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you would like to subscribe to your local CIQ newsletter please go to the Newsletter Request page.


2015 Newsletters:

Spring 2015


2014 Newsletters:

Fall 2014

Spring 2014


2013 Newsletters:

Oct/Nov/Dec 2013

July/Aug/Sept 2013

Apr/May/June 2013

Jan/Feb/Mar 2013




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Community of Interest Groups

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CPO members may approach CPO coordinators to form a group to address an issue or concern that may span beyond a CPO's boundaries and in which other CPO's may have an interest. Examples of groups that have been formed include:

  • New Regulations for Cell Towers Group
  • Noise Control Group
  • Tree Code Group: for more information on this group please see www.washcotreegroup.org

None of these above groups are currently active. If you would like more information on starting a Community of Interest Group please contact Dan Schauer, 503-821-1123, dan.schauer@oregonstate.edu; or Beth St. Amand, 503-821-1114, beth.stamand@oregonstate.edu.

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Washington County Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI)

CCI Bylaws and Representative Policy 2015-2016 County-OSU Intergovernmental Agreement • Contact Us


Oregon's planning program was signed into law in 1973 through Senate Bill 100. The statewide goals begin with Goal 1-Citizen Involvement: To develop a citizen involvement program that insures the opportunity for citizens to be involved in all phases of the planning process. (OAR-660-015-0000(1).


VISION: Individuals and their Washington County communities will be meaningfully engaged in collaborative, dynamic processes of open and responsive government.

The MISSION of Citizen Participation Organizations in Washington County is to encourage and empower public involvement.


  • Community, Improvement, Inclusiveness
  • Civility, Respect
  • Education, Learning
  • Information, Transparency, Process
  • Diversity, Equity, Compassion

Presented by the CCI to the Washington County Board of Commissioners on November 11, 2013

All CCI meetings are open to the public.

Each recognized CPO has voting representation on Washington County's CCI. Participation from any inactive CPO is welcome. The CCI's regularly scheduled general meetings are 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

Next CCI Regular Meeting - 7 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Location: TVF&R North Operating Center Community Room, 20665 SW Blanton St., Aloha

CCI Steering Committee

Next Meeting 3-5 pm, Thursday, June 30, 2016  

Location: TVF&R Station 61 Community Room, 13730 SW Butner Rd., Beaverton

2016 CCI Steering Committee members: 

  • Chair: Jim Long, CPO 4M
  • Vice Chair: Bruce Bartlett, CPO 1
  • Secretary: Stan Houseman, CPO 3
  • Member: Paul Johnson, CPO 15
  • Code and Ordinance Subcommittee Chair: Mary Manseau, CPO 7

Schedule: Meetings will be 3-5 pm on the fourth Thursday of the month at the TVF&R Station 61 Community Room, 13730 SW Butner Rd., Beaverton.

Click here for notes filed from the prior meeting. Contact a staff member to access files from past meetings. 

You are welcome to attend; meetings are open to the public. If you have questions regarding how to connect with the CCI, or to be added to the CCI interested parties list (or change your preferences), contact OSU Extension Coordinator Dan Schauer, 503-821-1123



June 21 Agenda with NEW "Tell Us" form on back, to send comments on agenda items! :-)  

May 17 Agenda and DRAFT Minutes

April 19 Agenda and Minutes

February 16 Agenda and Minutes

January 19 Agenda and Minutes



June 21, 2016

2015-2016 Quake Up Report presented to June 14th Board of Commissioners CPO Update

May 17, 2016

1st Quarter CPO Program Report

3-25-16 Letter from CCI Chair to Washington County re: CPO Budget

April 19, 2016

Presentation on Addressing Walkway Gaps in the Urban Unincorporated Area

March 15, 2016

3/1/2016 memo from Washington County Administrator Robert Davis to Transition Planning Team

February 16, 2016

County Department of Land Use & Transportation (DLUT): Click the link for the "Draft 2016-17 Work Program Staff Report prepared for the February 2, 2016 Board worksession" document from the Web site at http://www.co.washington.or.us/LUT/Divisions/LongRangePlanning/PlanningPrograms/annual-work-program.cfm

DLUT: PRESENTATION (.PDF) FROM THIS MEETING |   Winter 2016 fact sheet for Washington County Transportation Futures Study

CPO: 2015 Washington County CPO Program Current Status report

January 19, 2016

Transition Planning Team Report to Board of Commissioners 



Link to CCI Files for Prior Years




May 18, 2016: CCI Letter to Washington County Budget Committee

March 22, 2016: CCI's response to County re: 2016 Annual Work Program for Dept. of Land Use & Transportation

March 2, 2016: Annual Long Range Planning Work Program

September 4, 2015: Transition Planning Team Community Outreach

June 25, 2015: Senate Bill 129 "Relating to Strategic Investment; Declaring an Emergency"

April 29, 2015: Washington County Administration Office, re: Board of Commissioners District Boundary Change

March 9, 2015: Nominations for CCI Representatives to CPO Transition Planning Team

February 26, 2015: Annual Long Range Planning Work Program 


(To view the PDF version of the CCI agendas, please download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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