Community Participation Organizations

Neighbors work together to make great communities!

For over 40 years, Community Participation Organizations have provided Washington County residents with the opportunity to contribute to the decision-making process of local and county government. These organizations are known as "CPOs". 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 for transportation, parks and trails, housing and business developments, public health, safety, emergency planning, schools, libraries and other matters affecting the livability of their community. 

  • 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.


News, Events, Highlights 

BOC Swear In January 2019 CCI subcommittees are looking for members. Apply now for boards, commissions and committees! Homelessness Forum generates a lot of interest across the county. Peggy Harris receives Harold Haynes Award for years of service.
Find your CPO
Leadership opportunities
Click to get the CPO calendar of meetings and events.
CPO 12F hosts Community Connect Workshop presented by Katherine Galian of Community Action Organization on March 27, 6pm.

CCI Meeting
Mar. 19

CCI meetings are
open to the public.
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Take a survey regarding the ordinance limiting the use of plastic bags at grocery stores, restaurants and other businesses to reduce the negative impacts on the environment.
CPO Connections