Get to know and shape your community
If you live in unincorporated Clackamas County, a Community Planning Organization (CPO) is a great way to have a voice in the livability of your community! These organizations are run by volunteers — your neighbors and friends — who care about community challenges and growth issues where you live. They welcome participation by everyone in the organization’s area.
Some reasons you might want to get involved in your CPO
- Meet other people in your community. In addition to working on growth and development matters, some organizations plan fun holiday events, festivals and other gatherings.
- Know about land use projects that are being proposed in your area. If you heard a rumor about something going on in your community, your CPO is a great place to go to learn more.
- Participating in a community organization is an easy, no-pressure way to have a voice and connection with your county government.
“Your CPO is a route to bringing your thoughts, ideas and concerns to the people who run Clackamas County. Of course they are busy, and it may seem difficult to find the right person. By involving yourself in your CPO, you can get a fast-track method of communicating with the folks who can assist you in your concerns." — Gordon Slatford, Firwood CPO
How to find your CPO
The county has an Interactive Map that makes finding your CPO easy.
- Click on the magnifying glass icon in the upper right-hand corner of the map.
- Type your address into the box.
- Click your address below the box.
The map will zoom in to your Community Planning Organization's area. If you need help, check out the instructions on the ‘how to’ page.
If your address doesn't come up, it likely means you live within a city boundary. You can confirm this by checking Clackamas Maps (CMAP), our interactive tool for looking up property information. Your city will appear under jurisdiction.
Learn about individual Community Planning Organizations
Community Planning Organizations are advisory to the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Department, and the Planning Commission on matters affecting their areas. They may develop neighborhood plans and proposals with respect to land use, zoning, parks, open space and recreation, annexation, housing, community facilities, transportation and traffic, community services, and other factors affecting the livability of their areas.
Active CPOs meet at least two times a year, although some meet more often. They also keep minutes, have bylaws and elected board officers. CPOs are always seeking more people to get involved. Learn more about them by reviewing their information below or contacting their board officers.
Boring CPO meets the first Tuesday of each month in the basement of the Boring Grange on Grange St. The door is in the south side of the building. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:01 p.m. If you want to be on the email list for the agenda and minutes, e-mail Mike Fitz Fitz@staroilco.net with your name, phone number and e-mail address.
Michael Fitz, Chair
P.O. Box 363
Boring, OR 97009
Forest Highlands is near Lake Oswego. This CPO is not currently active. Find some friends and neighbors to work with and send an email to email@example.com to start your own CPO.35571
Government Camp CPO meets at the Mt. Hood Cultural Museum (and via zoom). Times are 7 pm.
- Nov. 10, 2023
- Feb. 10, 2024
Main contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Rinard, President
PO Box 112
Government Camp, OR 97028
The Hoodland CPO meets as-needed when land use-decisions are forwarded from the county or other community-wide issues need to be addressed. For more information, please email, HoodlandCPO@gmail.com
Ryan Tercek, Chair
Jennings Lodge meets quarterly. Meetings are at 7 p.m. and are currently held virtually via Zoom. To get the registration link for a particular meeting, please email email@example.com
- Dec. 5, 2023
- March 26, 2024
- June 25, 2024
- Sept. 24, 2024
- Dec. 3, 2024
Ed Gronke, Chair
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenningsLodgeCPO/35571
The Ladd Hill Neighborhood Association, a CPO of Clackamas County, has neighborhood meetings four times per year depending on the venue availability, the agenda and availability. We send invitational emails to our membership list with 10-14 days lead time.
Upcoming meetings tentatively scheduled for:
- Oct. 10
Eve Stevenson, Co-President
PO Box 2556
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Lake Forest is near Lake Oswego. This CPO is not currently active. Find some friends and neighbors to work with and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to start your own CPO.35571
The Mulino CPO meets the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse at the Mulino Airport, S Airport Road. The CPO meets just before the Mulino Hamlet meeting. The Hamlet meets at 7:15 PM or when the CPO meeting adjourns.
Derrick Cherico, Chair
P.O. Box 853
Mulino, OR 97042
The Oak Grove Community Council (aka Oak Grove CPO) meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month from January to October. In December, we meet the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. Currently all meetings are via Zoom. To get the Zoom link and meeting agenda, please visit www.oakgrovecpo.org.
- Oct. 25
- Dec. 6
Valerie Chapman, Chair
Regular meetings are scheduled the first Wednesday of every month, at 7:15 p.m. at the Redland Grange Building, 18131 S Fischers Mill Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045.
Notifications of meetings will be shown on the CPO website, the CPO Facebook page, the Redland Community Action Organization Facebook page, and by email to all members or interested individuals.
- Oct. 4
- Nov. 1
- Dec. 6
Donna Hazel, CPO Board Secretary
The Rhododendron CPO meets 3-4 times a year, as-needed, depending on the volume of land-use applications, Oregon Department of Transportation Updates, and other issues that concern the livability of our area.
Mike Miskowicz, Chair
P.O. Box 33
Rhododendron, OR 97049
Rock Creek is between Happy Valley and Damascus. This CPO is not currently active. Find some friends and neighbors to work with and send an email to email@example.com to start your own CPO.35571
South Clackamas CPO had its first meeting in three years on June 22, 2023 after taking a hiatus from COVID. They are planning to meet again in September. Most meetings are held because of issues of interest.
Pat Nesbitt, Chair
15401 Pierce Road
Molalla, OR 97038 map
Sunnyside West Mount Scott CPO meets quarterly. Currently the meetings are held at 7 p.m. online via Zoom. To receive the meeting Zoom link, sign up to join our email distribution list by emailing Mike Cebula at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a CMap hyperlink showing that your residence is within the boundaries of our CPO.
- Nov. 6, 2023
- April 1, 2024
- Aug. 5, 2024
- Nov. 4, 2024
Mike Cebula, Chair
PO Box 306
Clackamas, OR 97015
CPO Administration Resources
Community Planning Organizations work to influence matters related to land use in their communities. Land-use can include zoning, parks, housing, farming, safety and transportation. The county notifies CPOs of proposed land use actions and legislative changes that will impact their areas. The organization may review these applications and make recommendations about the proposed actions or changes and appeals. For more information about the role Community Planning Organizations play in land use, check out section 1307 of the county’s Zoning Development Ordinance.
As an advocate for your community, the resources below will come in handy when you want to learn more about how the county operates, and how you can have the greatest impact navigating through it all. Have questions? Email email@example.com.
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