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
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

CPO 6 Meeting - 7 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016

Release date: 07/28/2016
The next CPO 6 meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Community Room, 20665 SW Blanton St., Aloha.

County Launches Website for Community Participation Organizations

Release 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.

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.