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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 and will meet soon. To volunteer, please contact CPO Program Coordinator Beth St. Amand at email@example.com or 503-821-1114.
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Vacancies to Fill on County Boards and Commissions
Positions are open until filled.
Boards, committees and commissions advise the Board of Commissioners on matters of interest to people who live and work in Washington County. Serving on an appointed board or commission is a great way to participate in the decision making process and to learn more about how government works.
Volunteer positions now available:
Behavioral Health Council (11 vacancies)
Contact: Dawn Andresen, Health and Human Services / 503-846-4555
Developmental Disabilities Council (6 vacancies)
Contact: Mary Lanxon, Developmental Disabilities Supervisor / 503-846-3128
Metzger Park Advisory Board (2 current vacancies)
Contact: Todd Winter, Parks Superintendent / 503-359-5732
Public Health Advisory Council (3 current vacancies)
Contact: Tricia Mortell, Public Health Division Manager / 503-846-4745
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.
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The Washington County Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) Meets Monthly
Each active CPO is represented on Washington County’s Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI), which has a focus including, but not limited to, citizen involvement policy issues. Meetings are held at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the TVF&R Community Room, 20665 SW Blanton St., Aloha. More information at http://bit.ly/11J3Pu5. Open to the public.
FHA's Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking
This publication, produced by the Federal Highway Administration, includes information and resources to help you learn about issues that affect walking and biking conditions and promote pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
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.
Sheriff's Office Is Taking Applications for the Community Public Safety Academy
Washington County Sheriff’s Office’s next Community Public Safety Academy begins March 17th and ends on June 2nd. Participants in the free, 55-hour training will learn about police equipment, the County Jail, and tour criminal justice facilities. Topics include crime scene investigations, patrol, K-9 teams, tactical operations, and more. Classes are held every Tuesday 6 - 9:30 pm, with two weekend classes. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live in Washington County. For more information, call Darlene Schnoor at 503-846-2774 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Soil School 2015/PCC Rock Creek Event Center - April 4, 8am-2:30 pm
register now for this workshop to find out what soil is made of, how to test your own soil sample, and how to amend your soil for the heartiest plants and tastiest food.
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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.
OR 99W Safety Project
Construction continues on OR 99W from Fischer to Durham Road. Once complete, traffic in the area should see a reduction in crashes and all road users will have a safer environment.
SW Corridor - Refinement Phase and Next Steps
The Draft Staff Recommendation was recently published and open for review by the public. It contains information about the potential High Capacity Transit station areas and multimodal projects currently under consideration in the Refinement Phase.
Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.