09/10/2020 Daily Wildfire Update - Release date: 09/10/2020
Sept. 10, 2020 Update on the Chehalem/Mountain/Bald Peak and Powerline (Hagg Lake area) wildfires. Updates will be provided daily by the Washington County Wildfire Complex Joint Information Center.
Fire near Scoggins Valley Park closes Hagg Lake until further notice - Release date: 09/08/2020
Scoggins Valley Park at Henry Hagg Lake is closed due to wildfire south of the park near Dundee Road.
Child Care assistance program launches - Release date: 08/26/2020
Washington County launches the Child Care Assistance Program to help Child Care providers
Board of Commissioners supports Safe Sleep Village project - Release date: 07/24/2020
The Washington County Board of Commissioners supports county’s proposed Safe Sleep Village project to lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus
Safe Sleep Village opens in August to slow COVID-19 spread - Release date: 07/24/2020
County will open Safe Sleep Village in August at Westside Commons in Hillsboro (formerly known as the Fair Complex,) to slow spread of COVID-19 in Houseless Community.
Statement from Board Chair Kathryn Harrington on Washington County remaining in Phase 1 of reopening - Release date: 07/08/2020
Read the full statement here.
Settlement agreement with Albert Molina regarding jail booking incident - Release date: 06/23/2020
Mr. Molina is to receive a $625,000 payment for trauma suffered while in the Washington County Jail on March 30, 2018.
Board of Commissioners to seek public input regarding community needs - Release date: 06/23/2020
Washington County Board of Commissioners to seek public input regarding community needs that will guide future priorities around community services, county investments and policy direction.
Additional community engagement sought on spending for body worn camera program - Release date: 06/18/2020
The Board of Commissioners will consider authorizing spending on the Sheriff’s Office’s body worn camera program after additional engagement with historically disadvantaged groups.
Statement from Board Chair Kathryn Harrington regarding Phase 2 Reopening - Release date: 06/17/2020
Governor Brown will require face coverings when indoors in public settings and will link Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties as a single region for purposes of entering Phase 2 of reopening.
Board of Commissioners' statement acknowledging Juneteenth - Release date: 06/16/2020
Board Chair Kathryn Harrington recognizes the importance of Juneteenth in our nation’s history and at this moment in our struggle for racial justice.
Recruitment now open for Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer - Release date: 06/09/2020
The appointed candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant and profound impact on the Washington County organization and its communities.
Board of Commissioners issue Pride Month proclamation - Release date: 06/03/2020
The Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed June 2020 as LGBTQ Pride Month in Washington County.
Washington County Board of Commissioners Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd and the Need for Racial Justice - Release date: 06/02/2020
"We, the full Washington County Board of Commissioners, stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and people of color in outrage over the senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020, and countless others as a result of racist violence in our country."
Chair Harrington issues levy results statement - Release date: 05/19/2020
Washington County Board Chair Kathryn Harrington has issued a statement, thanking voters for the apparent approval of both County-sponsored levies on the ballot, as well as the Metro-wide Supportive Housing Services levy.
Election Results for May 2020 - Release date: 05/19/2020
Unofficial election-night results for the May Primary Election available after 8 p.m.
Statement from Chair Harrington on Governor’s reopening criteria - Release date: 05/08/2020
Learn more about the work ahead before Washington County can reopen from the Governor’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order
Washington County statement on Governor’s reopening criteria - Release date: 05/07/2020
We need to make sure that our underserved and high-risk community members are protected so we are using data and science to guide our reopening plan.
COVID-19 zip code information may reinforce stigma and unfairly target communities of color - Release date: 05/07/2020
Washington County Public Health's statement on the release of COVID-19 zip code data.