Board of Commissioners

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Washington County is structured as a Council-Manager form of government, giving the five-member Board of Commissioners legislative responsibility and designating administrative authority to a Board-appointed professional county administrator. The Commissioners also serve as the governing board for Clean Water Services, a public utility providing wastewater, stormwater and other services to nearly 500,000 customers. Find information here about the members of the Board, meeting schedules and agendas.

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Why are there so many new coronavirus cases in Washington County? - Release date: 03/27/2020

In a new video update, Board of Commissioners Chair Kathryn Harrington describes Washington County’s response to COVID-19, including a working theory about why there are more cases here than in the rest of Oregon.

Statewide moratorium on evictions for nonpayment ordered - Release date: 03/24/2020

Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order on March 22 forbidding law enforcement officers in Oregon from acting on any notice or order to evict people from residential properties for nonpayment of rent. The executive order, which will be in effect for 90 days, was enacted at the request of several local and state officials, including the chairs of the elected boards of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

Emergency extended and State of County and Townhall meeting canceled - Release date: 03/17/2020

The Board of Commissioners voted to extend the county’s prior emergency declaration until April 2 and Chair Kathryn Harrington has canceled the annual State of the County address and the first of four town hall meetings scheduled for 2020.


Board Schedule

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Meeting Date
Meeting Title
Regular Meeting 03/31/2020  06:30 PM Board
Work Session 03/24/2020  08:30 AM Board
Regular Meeting 03/17/2020  10:00 AM Board
Work Session 03/10/2020  08:30 AM Extended Work Session
Special Meeting 03/05/2020  09:00 AM Board

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