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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. MORE INFO AND FAQs

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 is represented on Washington County's CCI. The CCI's regularly scheduled general meetings are 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

Next CCI Regular Meeting - Note Special Location, Time!

7:30 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Washington County Public Services Building cafeteria, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro.


December 15th: Harold Haynes Citizen Involvement Award ceremony

The CCI selected Terry Hofferber Moore and Katie Riley for this year's honor. Mrs. Moore, who passed away in 2014, is being recognized posthumously.

When, where: 6:30-7:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 15, Washington County Public Services Building cafeteria, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro.

CCI regular meeting to follow at 7:30 pm.



CCI Steering Committee

NOTE: The Steering Committee will meet next on Thursday, December 3, due to the Thanksgiving holiday; 10 am-12 pm at TVF&R North Operating Center's community room, 20665 SW Blanton St, Aloha 97007.

The Steering Committee has regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 10 am-Noon, TVF&R North Operating Center's community room, 20665 SW Blanton St, Aloha 97007. You are welcome to attend; meetings are open to the public.  

If you have questions regarding how to engage 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, or Beth St. Amand, 503-821-1114.

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




* November 17, 2015 * SPECIAL HILLSBORO LOCATION - County Public Services Building, Cafeteria, 155 N. First Avenue

October 20, 2015

September 15, 2015 CCI agenda

August 18, 2015 CCI agenda

July 21, 2015 CCI agenda

June 16, 2015 CCI agenda

May 19, 2015 CCI agenda

April 21, 2015 CCI agenda

March 17, 2015 CCI agenda

February 17, 2015 CCI agenda

January 20, 2015 CCI agenda




November 17, 2015

Discussion drafts for "minimum program requirements" and/or key elements of CPO-Community Involvement Program. PDF file (7 pages)

Proposed CCI letter with addendum to Board of County Commissioners and Department of Land Use & Transportation re: 2016 Annual Long Range Planning Work Program

CPO Staff 3rd Quarter report (July-September 2015)


October 20, 2015

2015 Harold Haynes Citizen Involvement Award candidates packet

Draft letter re: 2016 Work Program

September 15, 2015

No additional advance meeting materials

August 18, 2015

Final proposal for Board of County Commissioners Districts - pending decision at public hearing scheduled 8/18 (see the Board of Commissioners web page for meeting and ordinance details)

Transportation Finance Program - power point presentation from County LUT staff to July CCI meeting

CPO Program quarterly report (April-June 2015) to Washington County

July 21, 2015

July Meeting Memo

Draft public engagement plan for Right Sizing the Parking Code study

June 16, 2015:

June Meeting Memo

CPO Program 1st Quarter 2015 report

May 19, 2015:

May Meeting Packet Memo

April 21, 2015:

April Meeting Packet Memo

Meeting Materials (.zip file: Commissioner District boundaries; CPO Transition Planning Team candidates and consultant hires; 2015-2016 draft CPO Program IGA)

March 17, 2015:

March Meeting Packet Memo 

Public Involvement Plan for Washington County Transportation Study

February 17, 2015:

February Meeting Packet Memo .pdf

Applicants Packet for Transition Planning Team nominations .pdf (1.6 MB)

2014 CPO Program Annual Report and 2014 4th Quarter report .pdf files

2015 DLUT Draft Work program (click here to view and download report at the Department's Web page for the Work Program)




Draft October 20 minutes

September 15 minutes 

August 18 minutes (final - amended) including comments on CPO-Community Involvement Transition

July 21 minutes 

June 16, 2015 minutes

May 19, 2015 minutes

April 21, 2015 minutes

March 17, 2015 minutes

February 17, 2015 minutes

January 20, 2015 minutes




September 4: Transition Planning Team Community Outreach

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

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

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

February 26: Annual Long Range Planning Work Program 



Harold M. Haynes Citizen Involvement Award

2015 Call for Nominations - due October 9

2015 Candidates (also in October 2015 Meeting packet)

Download Word .doc or .pdf for instructions on submitting nominations.




CCI documents are here. For information published by Washington County see

  • REVISED VERSION-Transition proposal from County Administration Office-Jan. 13, 2015 link to .pdf 
  • Additional correspondence to Board of Commissioners from Henry Oberhelman-Jan. 12, 2015 link to Word doc
  • CCI Steering Committee Dec. 31, 2014 response to County Administration proposal link to .pdf
  • Writeup of CCI comments from December 16, 2014 meeting (raw capture-draft) link to Word doc
  • VERSION 1-Transition proposal from County Administration Office-Dec. 12, 2014 link to .pdf


    Link to 2013-2014 CCI page



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