Shared Action for a Resilient Future
Partners for a Sustainable Washington County Community (PSWCC) is a coalition of 11 Washington County organizations working together on sustainability. The agency researches sustainable practices for Partners, facilitates collaboration between Partner organizations, and develops sustainability education and training for the Partners and the Washington County community at large.
PSWCC was formed as a result of a January 2007 community summit on sustainability. Attendees at the summit concluded that there was a need to coordinate sustainability efforts across Washington County. In 2008 an intergovernmental agreement was signed between the Partners to create the PSWCC.
In 2009 the agency hired its first coordinator and began setting goals and priorities. In 2012, the intergovernmental agreement was terminated and a simpler organizational structure was set in place.
The organization operates under a Membership Agreement and has expanded to include private businesses as well as the original ten public agencies. If you are interested in learning about membership, please contact us.
The group currently consists of Washington County, the cities of Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, and Hillsboro, as well as Clean Water Services, Portland Community College (PCC) Rock Creek, Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District (THPRD), Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R), Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) and Portland General Electric (PGE).
PSWCC is currently focused on three areas: