Settlement agreement with Albert Molina regarding jail booking incident - Release date: 06/23/2020
Mr. Molina is to receive a $625,000 payment for trauma suffered while in the Washington County Jail on March 30, 2018.
Board of Commissioners to seek public input regarding community needs - Release date: 06/23/2020
Washington County Board of Commissioners to seek public input regarding community needs that will guide future priorities around community services, county investments and policy direction.
Additional community engagement sought on spending for body worn camera program - Release date: 06/18/2020
The Board of Commissioners will consider authorizing spending on the Sheriff’s Office’s body worn camera program after additional engagement with historically disadvantaged groups.
Statement from Board Chair Kathryn Harrington regarding Phase 2 Reopening - Release date: 06/17/2020
Governor Brown will require face coverings when indoors in public settings and will link Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties as a single region for purposes of entering Phase 2 of reopening.
Board of Commissioners' statement acknowledging Juneteenth - Release date: 06/16/2020
Board Chair Kathryn Harrington recognizes the importance of Juneteenth in our nation’s history and at this moment in our struggle for racial justice.
Recruitment now open for Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer - Release date: 06/09/2020
The appointed candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant and profound impact on the Washington County organization and its communities.
Board of Commissioners issue Pride Month proclamation - Release date: 06/03/2020
The Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed June 2020 as LGBTQ Pride Month in Washington County.
Washington County Board of Commissioners Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd and the Need for Racial Justice - Release date: 06/02/2020
"We, the full Washington County Board of Commissioners, stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and people of color in outrage over the senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020, and countless others as a result of racist violence in our country."
Chair Harrington issues levy results statement - Release date: 05/19/2020
Washington County Board Chair Kathryn Harrington has issued a statement, thanking voters for the apparent approval of both County-sponsored levies on the ballot, as well as the Metro-wide Supportive Housing Services levy.
Election Results for May 2020 - Release date: 05/19/2020
Unofficial election-night results for the May Primary Election available after 8 p.m.
Statement from Chair Harrington on Governor’s reopening criteria - Release date: 05/08/2020
Learn more about the work ahead before Washington County can reopen from the Governor’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order
Washington County statement on Governor’s reopening criteria - Release date: 05/07/2020
We need to make sure that our underserved and high-risk community members are protected so we are using data and science to guide our reopening plan.
COVID-19 zip code information may reinforce stigma and unfairly target communities of color - Release date: 05/07/2020
Washington County Public Health's statement on the release of COVID-19 zip code data.
Board of Commissioners issue Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Proclamation - Release date: 05/05/2020
The Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed May 2020 as Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Washington County.
A video reminder about keeping our guard up to save lives - Release date: 04/16/2020
After multiple weeks of physical distancing, County Board of Commissioners Chair Kathryn Harrington underscores the importance of carrying on with Oregon’s Stay Home, Save Lives order.
Questions and answers about masks and face coverings - Release date: 04/13/2020
In a special edition of Tualatin Valley Community Television's "County Talk," County Board of Commissioners Chair Kathryn Harrington interviews Dr. Christina Baumann, M.D., Washington County's Health Officer, about when, why and how we should wear facial coverings.
Statewide moratorium on evictions extended to non-residential properties - Release date: 04/02/2020
In a new executive order, Governor Brown has extended her statewide moratorium on evictions for nonpayment to cover non-residential properties.
Please participate in Census 2020 - Release date: 04/01/2020
County Board of Commissioners Chair Kathryn Harrington reflects on why participation in the 2020 Census now is especially important as our community one day recovers from the impact of the new coronavirus.
Why are there so many new coronavirus cases in Washington County? - Release date: 03/27/2020
In a new video update, Board of Commissioners Chair Kathryn Harrington describes Washington County’s response to COVID-19, including a working theory about why there are more cases here than in the rest of Oregon.
Statewide moratorium on evictions for nonpayment ordered - Release date: 03/24/2020
Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order on March 22 forbidding law enforcement officers in Oregon from acting on any notice or order to evict people from residential properties for nonpayment of rent. The executive order, which will be in effect for 90 days, was enacted at the request of several local and state officials, including the chairs of the elected boards of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.