Get Involved in Your CIO Today!
Do you know your next door neighbors or the family down the street? Are you concerned about the value of your home and quality of life as the City of Tualatin experiences growth? Do you want to see new jobs in Tualatin, but are you concerned about the increased traffic that comes with development? Do you worry about development projects happening in the community or near your neighborhood? Or, are you simply interested in knowing more about your neighbors and the great community you live in?
If you answered “Yes” to one or more of the questions above, then you should read on to learn about the Citizen Involvement Organization (CIO) Program where Citizen Voices are Making a Difference!
The CIO is a grass roots organization created by Tualatin residents just like you to improve communication with one another and with our City government.
By meeting more of our neighbors, we can enhance our sense of community and belonging. Until now, there has not been a forum to ensure that all neighbors are kept in the loop on community issues such as development, transportation, community events, and many others. The CIO Program’s purpose is to provide an opportunity for all residents to meaningfully cooperate with each other and with the City of Tualatin on matters affecting the neighborhoods and the City, and to promote communication and a sense of community.
Improving communication will lead to increased awareness of issues impacting the people who live and work in Tualatin, and it will result in greater involvement in our community. Some important facts about the CIO are:
- The CIO is independent from the City and is a citizen-led organization. The CIO is partners with the City to provide all members with the most up-to-date information on issues facing the community.
- The CIO provides EVERY resident, business, and property owner over 16 years of age an equal opportunity to be informed about important issues.
- The CIO provides for every CIO member an equal voice in the discussion of issues and possible solutions.
The City Council approved this program which was developed and presented by the citizens in July 2011. The City has been divided into 6 residential CIO’s and 2 Commercial and Manufacturing CIO’s.
Boundary Map (PDF)
Boundary Map (PDF)