Community Participation Organization (CPO) Program


Part of Washington County's mission is to encourage meaningful participation in community activities and County governance.


For over 40 years, the Washington County CPO 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 as "CPOs".


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.


CPO News

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.

Next CPO 4B Meeting July 14 7 p.m.

Release date: 07/12/2016
Presentation by Senior Project Manager Charlie Stearns on Roy Rogers Road widening.

Get involved! All residents and business owners in Washington County are welcome. You can get started by finding out the CPO for your neighborhood and signing up to receive CPO meeting notices, news and updates.