CPO 4M Chair Jim Long has a long-standing commitment to community engagement and community service.
The Committee for Community Involvement (CCI) selected Jim Long to receive the 2019 Harold M. Haynes Citizen Involvement Award. The award honors those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership engaging members of their community in civic affairs.
For over 40 years, Jim has been involved in a variety of organizations, providing a wide range of contributions that have benefited many communities across the state. He has advocated for transparency in government, community engagement, support for significant natural resources, and better access to government. He has initiated programs like the Blue Pages section of the phone book, Banks Centennial, Morrison Bridge Centennial, and was one of the co-founders of Shared Housing. In addition, Jim was appointed by Governor Victor Atiyeh to be on the Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon and was elected its first Treasurer.
For the past 15 years, Jim has been a strong community advocate and supporter through the CPO Program. An active member of the Metzger community, he has been involved in CPO 4M as their Chair since 2010. He has also been an active member in the Committee for Community Involvement (CCI) as a Steering Committee member for seven years and the Chair for six years. He volunteered additional time as a member of the CCI Code and Ordinance Subcommittee and the CCI Marketing Subcommittee. He was also appointed to the CPO Boundary Task Force and the CPO Transition Team.