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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

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,; or Beth St. Amand, 503-821-1114,

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Washington County Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI)

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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

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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