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.
Welcome and Introductions
Rural Internet Activity Update
CPO 15 Member Betty Rose
Sheriff’s Deputy Report (if available)
Cornelius Library Director Karen Hill
Outreach Director Reyna Lopez speaks about Our Oregon, a non-profit coalition that raises awareness about the critical need to adequately fund education.
Two historic disasters hold lessons for the Pacific Northwest as we get ready for the coming Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Sig Unander tells the dramatic stories of how San Francisco was destroyed in 1906 and Tokyo survived the huge 2011 episode in Japan. What can Oregon learn to help us face the threat here? Unander, an author and filmmaker, lives in Cornelius.
CPO Leaders Peggy Harris and Stan Houseman will join Unander to preview the upcoming countywide earthquakepreparedness fair. This family-friendly, free event will help you take simple steps to prepare. Government agencies, the American Red Cross, and the CPO Program are collaborating to provide hands-on exhibits, informational tools, presentations, and a drawing for preparedness giveaways.
Recent Meeting Recaps
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.
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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