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Committee for Citizen Involvement Minutes - Draft

May 16, 2017
6 p.m.

Attendees: Jerry Andersen, Laurie Swanson, Rick Cook, Susan Nielsen, Marlo Dean, Barbara Smolak, Robert Keys

Staff: Stacy Davenport, Amy Herman, Amy Kyle, Ellen Rogalin, Katie Wilson Visitors: Karen Bjorklund, Steven Graeper, Michael Dahlstrom

Jerry called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. and welcomed the meeting visitors.

Approval of March Meeting Minutes:

Susan moved to approve the April meeting minutes. Barbara 2nd, all in favor of approval.

Public Comment:

Karen Bjorklund gave an update on the efforts of the CPO Summit and the CPO Liability Coverage Taskforce.

Discussion: CPO member obligations to qualify for county-funded liability protection and to help reduce SLAPP liability:

There was a lengthy discussion regarding the topic. There was consensus that it makes complete sense to use this opportunity to build a better partnership between the CPOs and the County and that there should be requirements for each CPO to qualify for liability protection should the BCC approve it. Suggestions included:

Katie agreed to draft a recommendation letter to the BCC based on the discussion for committee review.

Washington County Community Involvement Program Round Table Discussion- Guest

Michael Dahlstrom:

Michael Dahlstrom reviewed the Washington County Community Engagement Program with CCI. He focused mostly on their CPOs and CCI. After his brief presentation, there was a productive discussion about the similarities and differences of our programs, challenges both programs have encountered, and creative approaches to overcome program obstacles.

Community Leaders Meeting Debrief:

There was a brief discussion. Members expressed they were very pleased with Community Leaders Meeting and provided feedback on areas they could be more involved. There was consensus that having them regularly would be beneficial to the Community Involvement Program. Michael Dahlstrom was also very interested in how Clackamas County uses the Community Leaders Meetings to share and gather information as well as build relationships. Katie extended an invitation to him to come experience the next one.

Action Items:

Meeting adjourned 8:05 p.m.

Next regular meeting: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 6 p.m.

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