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CPO 15 - Blooming, Fern Hill
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 10&15 Joint Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 7pm
Our CPO 15 meetings provide great topics, conversation and cookies! We invite speakers of vital interest to our CPO 15 area, and we need your support, ideas and participation.
Welcome and Introductions
Call for Nominations of CPO Officers
Public Safety Update / Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy
Sheriff Pat Garrett
32nd Sheriff of Washington County
Sheriff Garrett will address concerns by rural residents of Washington County. We hope everyone from CPOs 10 and 15, and all other interested residents from the surrounding areas will join CPO 15 for this vital discussion. See the range of topics Sheriff Garrett will be covering in the sidebar at the left.
Rural High-Speed Internet
Focus Committee member Betty Rose will provide an update.
Quake Up! - CPO Program Earthquake Preparedness Event
This CPO Program event, held on October 10th at the Hillsboro Farmers Market in the Civic Center, was a huge success with more than 1,000 attendees and several emergency preparedness agencies participating. We will have copies of earthquake preparedness materials available at this meeting. Be prepared to keep your family safe in case of a possible earthquake!
Mark your calendars! Circle these upcoming CPO 15 meeting dates on your calendar: January 20, March 16, May 18.
Recent Meeting Recaps
Broadband Internet Service in Rural Washington County
Citizen Participation Organizations 10 and 15 held meetings in March and April 2015 to gain a better understanding of high speed Internet connectivity issues in rural Washington County. The meetings were well attended by rural residents and small businesses who engaged with expert speakers from large and small Internet Service Provider companies.
For background, a list of Internet Service Providers in Washington County, and takeaways from the meetings, see Internet Service in Rural Washington County.
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 Wandering. thedianerehnshow.org/audio/#/shows2014-12-26/matt_richtel_a_deadly_wandering_rebroadcast/00.00
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