Free counseling helps people build resilience and learn coping skills during pandemic - Release date: 06/02/2020
The COVID-19 Community Counseling Program provides support to Washington County community members who need help related to the pandemic.
County buildings reopen, but public urged to contact county offices before visiting - Release date: 06/01/2020
Several county offices and programs will return to allowing face-to-face visits this week, but public health requirements will be in effect and remote access to services is still encouraged.
State approves Washington County for Phase I starting June 1 - Release date: 05/28/2020
Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority have approved Washington County’s application for Phase I reopening, effective Monday, June 1.
Washington County applies for Phase I reopening - Release date: 05/22/2020
Washington County has applied to the state for reopening, with a goal of entering Phase I on Monday, June 1.
Comment on possible new turn lane from EB Cornell onto SB Barnes - Release date: 05/22/2020
A possible eastbound right-turn lane from Cornell Road onto southbound Barnes Road is being evaluated by Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) to improve safety and reduce congestion. Traffic Engineering staff is asking for comment via an online open house from those who travel the intersection, whether by vehicle, bicycle or on foot. Please visit the online open house, review the information and complete the form. Washington County has not yet committed to constructing this project. There is no funding identified or design created.
Washington County Board of Commissioners approves reopening plan and contact tracing recruitment contracts - Release date: 05/15/2020
Today the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a reopening plan written by county staff with input from local emergency managers. The board also approved contracting with two outside agencies for recruitment of contact tracers and support staff.
Learn about Butner Road Culvert in online kickoff event - Release date: 05/15/2020
Visit the Butner Road Culvert Online Kickoff through May 28 to learn about the culvert replacement and anticipated traffic impacts.
Visit the online Johnson Street construction kickoff - Release date: 05/14/2020
Learn about the Johnson Street Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Project during an the online construction kickoff from May 15-28.
Too Late to Mail Ballots for May 19 Primary Election - Release date: 05/14/2020
Those who have not yet voted are asked to drop off their ballots well before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. Official ballot drop sites are located throughout the county.
Comment on Roy Rogers Road Project through May 24 - Release date: 05/07/2020
Comment on design alternatives for the Roy Rogers Road Project in an online open house through May 24.
Emergency ordinance revised and declaration extended to continue supporting public health response - Release date: 05/06/2020
Revising the county emergency code and continuing the emergency declaration will help Washington County and many other public agencies and organizations to limit the spread of novel coronavirus.
Building safety, public works proclamations approved - Release date: 05/05/2020
Proclamations in recognition of Building Safety Month and National Public Works Week were approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting May 5 in support of work performed by Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) staff.
Chair Harrington invites the public to a virtual town hall meeting on May 11 - Release date: 05/05/2020
Learn about the County’s on-going response to the new coronavirus, our upcoming budget process, the various measures on the ballot for the May 19 Primary Election and other topics.
Ballots Must Be Received at Official Collection Sites by 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 - Release date: 05/04/2020
Elections officials encourage voters to mail their ballots as soon as possible for the May 19 Primary Election. New this year for all Oregon voters—return envelopes include prepaid postage to mail ballots for free.
Comment on the Thompson Road Realignment through May 17 - Release date: 05/01/2020
Comment on the proposed design for a Thompson Road realignment at an online open house through May 17.
Property tax installment payments due May 15 - Release date: 04/30/2020
Washington County property tax payments are due May 15, 2020 for property owners making installment payments. Several payment options are available while the property tax payment lobby is closed to in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comunidad Latinx del Condado de Washington afectada de manera desproporcionada por el COVID-19 - Release date: 04/29/2020
Cerca de la mitad de las personas (49%) que dieron positivo al COVID-19 en este condado son latinos. El condado tiene el compromiso de cumplir con la equidad y colabora con colegas y socios para atender la desigualdad en el marco de la salud.
Washington County Latinx community disproportionately affected by COVID-19 - Release date: 04/29/2020
Nearly half of the people (49%) who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington County identify as Hispanic. The County is committed to equity and is collaborating with community partners to address disparities in health outcomes.
John Wheeler Named Emergency Management Manager - Release date: 04/28/2020
Following a nationwide search, John Wheeler has been appointed to serve as Washington County’s Emergency Management manager and is currently helping to lead the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community encouraged to consider $1.4 billion spending plan - Release date: 04/28/2020
Washington County’s proposed $1.4 billion total budget supports continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and strategic investments in equity, economic development, affordable housing and transportation.