Community Participation Organization (CPO) Program
Part of Washington County's mission is to encourage meaningful participation in community activities and County governance. The CPO Program plays a large role in an
overall effort by the County to fulfill that mission. For over 40 years, the program
has provided residents the opportunity to contribute to the decision-making process of local and county government through regional organizations called "Community Participation Organizations". Most people know them
What are CPOs?
CPOs are organizations led by volunteers elected by members of the communities they serve. CPOs encourage and empower public involvement by providing a place for community members to:
- Come together to learn about and discuss issues in a comfortable forum.
- Get unbiased information about issues relating to local and County services for transportation, parks and trails, housing and business developments, public health, safety, emergency planning, schools, libraries and other matters affecting the livability of their community.
- Interact with decision makers including local government and agency representatives, elected officials, and community leaders.
- Engage as a group in an advisory role to the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
County Launches Website for Community Participation OrganizationsRelease date: 07/27/2016
Community Participation Organizations (CPOs) have a new set of webpages this month as part of a programmatic transition from OSU Extension Service to the Washington County organization.
Next CPO 4M Meeting - Tuesday, July 19, 7 p.m.Release date: 07/19/2016
CPO 4M Meeting - Special date: July 19, 7 p.m.