Planning Skills Workshop – Focus on Implementation

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Date(s) - Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Friday, May 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue 252

252 Lawrence Street
Eugene, Oregon

Thursday, May 18 | 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

  1. Legislative Update – Curious about what’s happening in Salem? Get an update from OAPA’s Legislative and Policy Advisory Committee (LPAC) Chair and learn what your chapter is doing to advance planning in Oregon.

Damian Syrnyk, AICP, Chair, OAPA Legislative & Policy Affairs Committee; City of Bend

  1. Public Involvement – Learn about statewide public opinions from past polling efforts, some of the most recent thinking on getting your message across (and why it’s so hard) and then turn your attention to best practices in the field of public involvement and engagement. It’s not just a Goal 1 requirement, across private practice and public agencies, public involvement is essential to our success, is ever changing, and cuts across generations and various media.

Steve Faust, AICP, Cogan Owens Greene
Carolyn Burke, City of Eugene
Becky Steckler, AICP, OAPA Policy & Program Director

  1. Comprehensive Plans – Is your comprehensive plan responsive? Is the plan relevant for decision makers? Do you evaluate its effectiveness and correct course? Across Oregon, communities are faced with dated plans and the need to update, revise, and respond to a constantly changing environment.

Kelly Howsley-Glover, Wasco County
Heather O’Donnell, City of Eugene
Aaron Ray, AICP, City of Hillsboro

We’ll conclude Day 1 with a brief walking tour of downtown Eugene, the East Skinner Butte historic district, and the future Willamette riverfront redevelopment site, before stopping happy hour at a local establishment.

Friday, May 19 | 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

  1. Legal and Ethical – This session will cover two tracts: daily planner activities and the role you play in service to Planning Commissions and City Councils. We’ll dive into the legal issues around defensible findings and criteria-based decision making. Then, we’ll turn attention to the issues our councils and commissions encounter, such as ex parte communications, recusals, and legislative v. quasi-judicial matters.

            Anne Davies, Lane Council of Government

  1. Code Writing – Is your development code delivering your community vision? Our aspirational visions are often translated into beautiful renderings and general policy. This session will take you the last step of the way: code writing to deliver the vision.

Tom Humphrey, AICP, City of Central Point
Molly Markarian, City of Springfield
Dan Pauly, AICP, City of Wilsonville
Zach Galloway, AICP, City of Eugene (Moderator)

  1. Economic Development – It often feels like the economy is changing faster than comprehensive plans and zoning codes. Our economic development session will focus on making your plans relevant in a fast changing environment. Are you using the EOA as an economic development plan for the community?

Lisa Anderson-Ogilvie, AICP, City of Salem
nate Mengelberg, City of Canby
Beth Goodman, ECONorthwest (Moderator)

  1. Natural Hazards & Resiliency – Is your community planning for risks? Let’s build a more resilient Oregon! Hear about recent projects that employed best practices in hazard mitigation. Then consider how the analysis is integrated into your comprehensive plan, means to improve hazards literacy across your organization, and the impacts on capital budgeting priorities.

Josh Bruce, AICP, Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resiliency
Amanda Ferguson, AICP, CFM, City of Cottage Grove






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