Community Participation Organizations

CPOs are neighborhood-based Washington County organizations led by community volunteers. CPOs encourage and empower public involvement by providing a place for community members to: 

  • Come together to learn about and discuss County-related issues
  • 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

If you have questions about how to connect with your local CPO, please reach out to

If you need ADA accommodations, language interpretation or translation, or any other assistance to help you access these opportunities for participation, please contact us at

CPO Re-envisioning

In December 2021, the County Board of Commissioners approved the launch of a process to update the CPO program. There will be more details to come when we begin this process, but in the mean time, you can see the Board presentation, memo and meeting recording here.


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