Harold M. Haynes Citizen Involvement Award

About the Award

The Committee for Community Involvement (CCI) gives the Harold M. Haynes Citizen Involvement Award to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership engaging members of their community in civic affairs.

The Harold M. Haynes Citizen Involvement Award celebrates those who do work that provides benefits such as: 

  • fostering positive leadership;

  • bringing clarity to complex Washington County issues;

  • informing or shaping decisions through community input, especially through substantial efforts that have a positive impact;

  • inclusive community engagement that broadens and diversifies participation, especially with younger populations and historically under-represented communities;

  • building trust, transparency and responsiveness in government.


Gladys and Harold Hanes in Forest Grove News Times Sept 1997  


Dr. Harold M. Haynes
The award was created in 1998 following the death of Dr. Harold M. Haynes of Forest Grove. Haynes was a citizen statesman and constant advocate for State Land Use Goal 1, which requires citizen involvement in all phases of planning. 

A Personal Account 
Bruce Bartlett, CPO 1, provides a little background on the Harold M. Haynes Award and shares his personal experiences with the Haynes family. He includes an article about Gladys and Harold Haynes, entitled, "A Lifetime of Service", published in the Forest Grove News Times in September 1997.


Gladys and Harold Haynes
Forest Grove News Times - Sept. 1997


2020 Award Recipient:
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
Visioning Action Task Force

THPRD Visioning Task Force is the 2020 recipient of the Harold M. Haynes Citizen Involvement Award

The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Visioning Task Force (VTF) spent hundreds of hours over the last year leading an extensive community engagement effort to help form a vision for the future of the District based on the needs and interests of the diverse community. VTF members worked tirelessly to achieve the high standards they set for the process, and they succeeded. Learn more about the accomplishments of this unique group of community volunteers.

The Award Presentation will take place at the County Board of Commissioners meeting on Nov. 17, 6:30 pm. More event information to come.




Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation Visioning Task Force


Jim Long


Peggy Harris


Luis Nava


Katie Riley
Terry Hofferber Moore


Martha Moyer


Cherry Amabisca


Kathy Stallkamp


Lisa Hamilton


Brian Beinlich, Virginia Bruce, Richard Smith, Patricia Whiting


Fairgrounds Revitalization
Task Force


Robert Bailey
Ken Henschel


Henry Oberhelman


Mary Manseau


Bruce Bartlett
Charlie Conrad


Liles Garcia


David Hoffman


Walt Gorman


Robert Bothman


John Leeper


Peggy Lynch


No call for nominations was made in 2014 or 2018.