Washington County Civic Leaders Project

The Washington County Civic Leaders Project, led by Adelante Mujeres in collaboration with Washington County, invites participants from communities of color and other underrepresented communities to complete a hands-on leadership training, equipping them to actively participate in the civic life of the county and engage in county decision making.


Hear From Past Participants


"I want to be a decision maker in the room when these decisions are made, because I want to be able to speak for the voices that aren’t always allowed in the room."


“If you feel like you don’t have a voice or don’t have power now, you can still find it. It is within you. This program is part of that for me. It’s part of my journey.” 

To Participate:

  • Have an interest and/or experience in civic leadership

  • Must be a resident of Washington County

  • Must identify as a person of color other underrepresented community

  • Commit to 5 sessions of training, homework and final celebration

Training Topics Include:

  • County Government services

  • Civil rights & responsibilities

  • Power analysis 

  • Environmental justice

  • Volunteering, engagement & advocacy 

  • Public speaking & influencing

  • Running for elected office

Fall 2019 Training Session Dates:

September 28th
October 5 
October 12
October 19
October 22  (Commissioners Meeting)
October 26
November 16 (Celebration)

Interested in being a change agent for your community?


 This program is a partnership with Washington County, Oregon.

The Washington County Civic Leaders Project is supported by donors like you.
Want to help empower communities of color in Washington County?