Category Archives: Community Involvement

CPO News May 2022

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• May Meeting: Ballot Measures, Cedar Hills development
• CPO 1 appeals the Thompson Crossing development approval, Biggi sues the county
• CPO 1 April Meeting Summary

Garden News May 2022

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• Volunteer to learn vegetable gardening
• Gardening for Healthier Watersheds
• Propagation by Stem Cuttings
• Meet the Mason Bees!
• TSWCD Spring Workshops

Adopt One Block

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Does it bother you to see trash and discarded items littering your neighborhood? Would you like to feel empowered and prepared to do something about it? There’s a group for that!

Washington County CAN!

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Washington County Citizen Action Network (WC CAN) is a coalition of grassroots advocates (individuals and groups) dedicated to improving quality of life in Washington County by promoting healthy and sustainable communities, social and economic justice, and open and responsive government.

CPO News April 2022

• April meeting: Candidate Forum
• Land use and your CPO
• Neighborhood meetings
• Development applications
• CPO March Meeting Summary

Park News April 2022

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• Register for summer programs
• Westside Trail pedestrian bridge update
• Sentinel Plaza transitions to WashCo Parks/Beaverton
• Volunteer While You Enjoy the Spring Weather!

BSD planning and the upcoming Bond Measure

• About the bond
• Community discourse
• Related issues
• Calculate your tax impact

CPO News March 2022

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• March CPO 1 meeting
• Neighborhood meetings
• Development applications
• February CPO 1 meeting summary

Park News March 2022

• Swim Instructor shortage limits Spring swim classes
• Volunteer in the parks

CPO 1 February: Recycling: Beyond the Bin?

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• CPO 1 February meeting: Recycling: Beyond the Bin?
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Development applications
• Saltzman Retirement Housing Public Hearing
• CPO 1 January Meeting Summary

Legislative News February 2022

OLIS

• Legislative Town Hall
• OLIS: Tracking Legislation & Viewing Committee Meetings
• Testify in Committee Hearings

CPO News January 2022

Preliminary lot plan for Bonny Slope Estates

• CPO 1 January meeting
• Neighborhood meetings
• Future of the CPO program discussed with Commissioners
• CPO 1 December meeting

Washington County Boards and Commissions Vacancies Winter 2022

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Various boards, committees, and commissions advise the Board of Commissioners (BCC) on matters of interest to people who live and work in Washington County. Commission members are volunteers appointed by the BCC. Committees themselves do not pass ordinances to establish policy; their purpose is to study issues and make recommendations.

CPO 1 News December 2021

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• December meeting: Why our water rates must go up
• CCI requests Planning Commission changes
• Development Applications: West Union gas station; Leahy Estates
• Neighborhood Meeting online rules
• CPO 1 November Meeting Notes

A Short History of the Thompson-Saltzman Road Intersection

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The corner of NW Thompson Road and NW Saltzman Road historically had a curious offset configuration, probably due to quarter section allotments when the property was homesteaded by the family of Laurence Lehman and other early settlers. In the course of time, it became necessary to upgrade the disjointed four-way stop to be safely aligned and controlled by traffic lights.

Road News November 2021

• Kenny Terrace/Thompson Road realignment
• Saltzman update

CPO 1 News November 2021

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• CPO 1 November 9 meeting
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Development applications
• CPO 1 October meeting notes

Washington County News November 2021

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• Commissioner District reapportionment
• Metro redistricting
• WashCo Town Hall

CPO 1 News

• October meeting
• September meeting notes

Join an advisory board, represent your community!

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• Washington County Boards and Commissions
• Beaverton Advisory Boards
• THPRD Advisory Committees

Love trees? Be a Treekeeper!

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It’s easy to appreciate trees when they are in the glory of their fall colors, but at Treekeepers of Washington County we celebrate trees all year around. Besides being beautiful, trees provide environmental, economic, and social benefits—including fighting climate change—by absorbing carbon dioxide and airborne pollutants, storing the carbon, and emitting pure oxygen.

Public Safety News October 2021

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office continues to build connections and empower community members to create friendly and safe neighborhoods. How? Through deliberate efforts to expand the Neighborhood Watch Program—though it’s not your parent’s neighborhood watch from the 70’s!

CPO News September 2021

• CPO Meeting
• Neighborhood Meetings

Redistricting: A Rep of our own?

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On September 3, maps proposed by the legislative committees were published. All three maps split Cedar Mill into two or more Representative Districts. Public participation is vital in making our needs known to the legislators!

Community News September 2021

• Cedar Hills Ready! “Ready-Set-Go! Family Emergency Plan Workshop”
• Bethany Village Oktoberfest
• It’s “Steptember!”
• I Am My Story Live
• WashCo Forum resumes
• Viva Village September Calendar
• TVF&R will never forget 9-11 and embraces emergency response changes 20 years later
• Ask WSCO: What is Elder Safe?
• Tualatin Valley Creates in-person networking event for emerging artists
• Sunset HS marching band can & bottle drive
• Beaverton Welcoming Week is September 10-19
• Inside WashCo Radio
• DAVS Seeking Passionate Volunteers
• ACMA PTO Fundraising at Red Robin

Legislative News September 2021

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• Redistricting Town Hall with Rep. Maxine Dexter
• Redistricting Special Session Constituent Check-In with Rep. Maxine Dexter
• Testify on Congressional Redistricting
• Telephone Town Hall with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
• Beaverton Virtual Special Election Voters’ Forum

WashCo News August 2021

• BCC gives green light to develop comprehensive substance use treatment center
• What is Middle Housing?

CPO News August 2021

• No meeting in August
• Neighborhood Meetings

Legislative update

* Virtual Town Hall with Senator Steiner Hayward, Representative Dexter, and Representative Helm
* Session wrap from Representative Dexter
* Forest Park Walks
* Morning Coffee

Defending and improving postal service

The 2020 election was proof that voting by mail is safe and efficient. We here in Oregon just sailed through—mailing our ballots in, as usual, with no lies about voting fraud. A recent Pew Research Center survey shows an overwhelming 91 percent of respondents have a favorable view of United States Postal Service (USPS), higher than any other federal agency.

CPO 1 News June 2021

Cedar Mill Creek

• CPO 1 June meeting
Clean Water Services • Sheriff •
USPS
• CPO 1 May Meeting summary

Road News

• Intelligent Transportation Systems Open House
• Which bike/ped projects are important to you?

May Special Election Results

Ballot box

The most recent election was held on May 18. Several positions were filled through this election in the Cedar Mill region and beyond.

CPO News May 2021

• CPO 1 May meeting
• Comment on Long Range Planning Draft Work Plan
• New online system provides easier access to Board of County Commissioners information
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Land Use actions
• April CPO 1 Summary

Meet Jess Fong

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We have been publicizing recycling events at Sunset High School for several months, and we got curious to learn more about one of the students behind this great community service.

Community News May 2021

• Young Women Have A Chance to Explore a Career as a Firefighter with TVF&R
• Hiring wildland firefighters
• Cedar Hills Ready presents: How to Win Friends and Survive a Disaster: 9 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness
• Ask the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO)
• Power Curve for Women still has openings
• The Arts & Culture Leadership Incubator Digital Showcase
• Fundraiser for “The Halloween Guy” of Vista Cornell
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum
• PCC Music
• Search & Rescue Team opportunity
• Let’s Talk Transportation
• Writer’s Mill
• Acceptance Challenge
• Viva Village
• Washington County DAVS offers support programs for veterans

Community News April 2021

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• Cedar Hills Ready! “What’s cooking? Food storage & prep for a disaster”
• Finding Your Primary Police Responder
• SHS Climate Change Club Recycling Drive!
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum
• State of the County 2021
• Inside WashCo Radio
• Beaverton Symphony Orchestra Spring Strings Concert
• Washington County Parks’ Earth Month Art Contest
• Rachel Carson Action Project on Recycling
• Viva Village
• Washington County Kids offers tips and tools for parents/guardians of children K-8
• SAMBA Cans and Bottles Drive
• STS Foundation is looking for volunteer hosts
• Writers’ Mill Zoom meeting
• Washington County Wood Stove Exchange’s (WSE) old stove turn in event
• Oregon libraries offer civics online workshops for adults
• Washington County April Earth Month Events
• The Immigrant Story
• ACMA Fundraising
• iNaturalist Offers Opportunities for Community Science
• TVF&R Hiring Paramedics & Firefighters to Join its Ranks

CPO News March 2021

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• CPO 1 March Meeting: Water When We Need It?!
• CPO 7 looks at bike-ped safety
• Middle Housing is coming to Washington County
• CPO 1 February meeting recap
• Public hearing on Catlin Gabel new middle school
• Cornell Farm new building
• New Touchmark building approved

CPO 1 News February 2021

The new building replaces an existing greenhouse.

• February 9 meeting
• CPO 1 January Meeting Summary
• Cornell Farm Neighborhood Meeting
• Peterkort subdivision time extension requested
• Touchmark addition Development Review
• NW 113th partition and access review

2021 County boards and committees openings

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• Aging and Veteran Services Advisory Council
• Behavioral Health Council
• Civil Service Commission
• Developmental Disabilities Council
• Enhanced Sheriff’s Patrol District (ESPD) Advisory Committee
• Housing Advisory Committee (HAC)
• orth Bethany County Service District for Roads Budget Committee
• Park and Recreation Advisory Board
• Public Health Advisory Council
• Solid Waste Advisory Committee
• Washington County and SDL No.1 Budget Committee
• Washington County Salary Commission

Community News January 2021

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• Christmas Tree recycling
• THPRD January news
• Housing Providers Needed for Beaverton Metro HomeShare Program
• Westview Red Cross Blood Drive
• Washington County Forum
• Viva Village January activities
• Clean Water Services Rate and Utility Bill Support
• Library Events
• Board of Commissioners seeking volunteers to serve on new Salary Commission
• The Big One? How to Become Earthquake Safe in Your Home
• SAMBA Can/Bottle Drive
• Tualatin Valley Creates
• Helping Farmers, Ranchers, and Foresters Plan for Business Transition
• Tips to Carry You Safely into 2021
• The value of reporting
• ACMA Dining Fundraisers
• Book Review: “Swedes in Oregon”