Community Participation Organizations

Neighbors work together to make great communities!

Community Participation Organizations are made of community members who work together and are actively engaged in the decision making processes that affect them where they live and work. These organizations are known as "CPOs". A program that is 100 percent about community, the CPO Program is an important piece of the County's Community Engagement Program.

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. 

  • 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.

Livability issues are their business.

CPOs focus all of their energy and time on the topics that affect how and where people live, such as transportation, parks and trails, housing and business developments, safety, public health, emergency planning, education, the environment and more.


News, Events, Highlights 

Volunteer leadership positions are open on the CCI Follow the County land use Ordinance process Apply now for boards, commissions and committees! CCI subcommittees are looking for members. Watch Board meetings live on YouTube and Zoom News: 2020 THPRD Visioning Task Force is recipeint of Harold M Haynes Citizen Involvement Award New Washington County Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Laticia Tillman Community Engagement Team adds Program Coordinator Marcus Ford County leaders speak out against hate.


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Upcoming Virtual CPO

CPO 6 
July 7, 7 pm

CPO 7 
July 11, 7 pm
Topics: Saltzman Road Realignment, NW 130th Ave Improvements, Special guest: Commissioner Pam Treece

CPO 1 
July 12, 7 pm
Topics: TriMet Service, Upper Saltzman - Board chooses western alignment for study, Thompson Woods


CPO 10 
July 21, 6:30 pm

CPO 3 
July 21, 6:30 pm

July 27, 7 pm
Topic: Proposed Land Use Applications

July 25, 7 pm

Due to COVID-19, many County events are being held virtually at this time, and many services have been reduced.