Upcoming events

  • Monday, October 30th, 5:45-7:45PM
    WC CAN Board meeting
    Community Room
    Hillsboro Library – Main Branch
    2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, 97124
    Tentative agenda

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Goal 1: Empower People & Citizen Involvement

  1. Affect policy decisions at a local level
  2. Encourage meaningful and effective citizen involvement
  3. Identify and bring community advocacy groups together
  4. Appreciate commonalities and differences among groups while providing mutual support
  5. Inform and keep abreast of public events, plans & issues
  6. Engage in open and respectful dialog with each other, other groups, businesses and government
  7. Provide research, partnerships and open lines of communication among groups, businesses and government

WC-CAN seeks to give citizens and stakeholders a greater voice in critical discussions about the future use of our neighborhoods, transportation systems and public spaces.

Since all politics is local we must have a robust local-level democracy to ensure that all citizens, not just the well connected, have needed information and direct access to influence decision-makers

When an area in Washington County is targeted for changes in transportation facilities, land uses or governance, residents and property owners should be involved early on in crafting changes.

We will access facilitators, architects and other resource people to work with community members not just to do “sales presentations” to ratify decisions already made behind closed doors.

On a micro level, WC CAN seeks to empower people by encouraging volunteerism, individual initiative, and a sense of shared community in Washington County.  Examples of empowering people include:

  1. Educating residents about the various levels government decision making that impact Washington County;
  2. Alerting residents of opportunities to attend public meetings and hearings;
  3. Communicating with residents about critical issues that may affect their communities;

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