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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. 

November 8
Gales Creek, 1690 NW Gales Creek Rd., Forest Grove

November 15
Woodhaven Park, 17547 SW Sunset Blvd, Sherwood
Council Creek, 34265 Tualatin Valley Hwy, Cornelius

November 22
Brown’s Ferry Park, 6159 SW Nyberg Ln., Tualatin

November 29
Forest Glen Park, 101 Gales Creek Rd., Forest Grove

December 13
Fernhill Wetlands, 1365 SW Fern Hill Rd., Forest Grove
Council Creek, 34265 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy, Cornelius





Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.


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Westside transportation options: links and documents

News: "Hillsboro re

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.


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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Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI)

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All meetings are open to the public. The County CCI's next meeting is scheduled for 7pm on March 17th, 2015, TVF&R Community Room, 20665 SW Blanton St, Aloha.

Each CPO is represented on Washington County's CCI, whose focus includes, but is not limited to, citizen involvement policy issues. The CCI general membership's regularly scheduled meetings are 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.  

CCI Steering Committee

Members:  Henry Oberhelman,  Stan Houseman,  Kathie Koellmann,  Sebastian Lawler,  Jim Long

Steering Committee Meetings

Next meeting: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 3-5 pm, TVF&R Community Room, 20665 SW Blanton St, Aloha.

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)


CCI public documents are here, listed in chronological order, newest at the top. For the complete 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

    2015 AGENDAS

    February 17, 2015 CCI agenda

    January 20, 2015 CCI agenda

    2014 AGENDAS

    December 16, 2014 CCI agenda

    November 18, 2014 CCI agenda

    October 21, 2014 CCI agenda

    September 16, 2014 CCI agenda

    August 19, 2014 CCI agenda

    July 15, 2014 CCI agenda

    June 17, 2014 CCI agenda

    May 20, 2014 CCI agenda

    April 15, 2014 CCI agenda

    March 18, 2014 CCI agenda

    February 18, 2014 CCI agenda

    January 21, 2014 CCI agenda




    Written minutes: 

    January 20, 2015 minutes



    Audio (links to a separate site):

    December meeting recording

    November meeting audio recording 

    Written minutes: 

    November 18, 2014 minutes

    October 21, 2014 minutes

    September 16, 2014 minutes

    August 19, 2014 minutes

    July 15, 2014 minutes

    June 17, 2014 minutes - appended

    May 20, 2014 minutes

    April 15, 2014 minutes

    March 18, 2014 minutes 

    February 18, 2014 minutes 

    January 21, 2014 minutes 


    February 2015 Meeting:

    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)



    December 2014 Meeting:

    Draft proposal for CPO Program transition process-link to .pdf

    October 2014 meeting:

    Meeting packet memo

    Land Use & Transportation Work Program issue identification form (Word .doc). For background, view the County's web page for the Annual Work Program.  

    September 2014 meeting:

    Meeting Packet Memo

    Examples for Ground Rules for CCI Meetings

    Intel Strategic Investment Program fact sheet (link to County's web page)

    Land Use & Transportation Work Program issue identification form (Word .doc). For background, view the County's web page for the Annual Work Program.  

    August 2014: Presentation (.pdf) on the County's proposed Vehicle Registration Fee.  

    August 2014: Meeting packet .ZIP file. (Contains County CCI Bylaws Questions, re: City CCI representation; CPO Program 2014 2nd Quarter Report; Results of CCI Work Plan Prioritization; Medical Marijuana Ordinance July presentation.) 

    July 2014: Information provided to the 7/15/14 CCI meeting by Washington County Dept. of Land Use and Transportation on the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries ordinance proposal (Ordinance 792). Link to .ZIP file of the power point presentation and map.

    July 2014: CCI Work Planning Part 2 - Verbatim list from June session, and worksheet for prioritization

    June 2014: CCI Work Planning - Background Presentation 

    April 2014: Revised Draft 2014-2015 Couny-OSU Intergovernmental Agreement for CPO Program (4-9-14): .pdf link

    March 2014:

    January 2014 packet (.ZIP 2 MB)

    2013 DOCUMENTS

    2013 AGENDAS

    Jan 2013 Feb 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013
      No July meeting  Aug 2013
    Sept 2013
    October 2013
     Nov 2013
     No Dec. meeting

    2013 MINUTES

    Jan 2013  Feb 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013
      No July meeting  Aug 2013
    Sept 2013 Oct 2013
    Nov 2013  No Dec. meeting

    2013 PACKETS

    Nov 2012 Jan 2013 Feb 2013 March 2013

    April 2013

    May 2013

    June 2013
      No July meeting  Aug 2013
    Sept 2013
    Oct 2013 Nov 2013  


    Below is information regarding the Harold M. Haynes Citizen Involvement Award. The Nomination form is sent to all CPO leaders in April and May.

    Honoring Citizen Involvement
    Harold M. Haynes Nomination Form

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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:

    Margot Barnett 503-821-1114

    Dan Schauer 503-821-1123

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