Oregon Consensus was asked by the City of Beaverton, Oregon, to assist with the convening and facilitation of the Beaverton Climate Action Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to enhance city council awareness of community perspectives related to climate change issues, help the city communicate its climate message to the community, and … Read more
On behalf of its Columbia Gorge Service Advisory Council, Providence Health & Services awarded funds to the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District in support of the Transportation Innovations through Collective Impact project. This project proposed to identify appropriate innovative transportation solutions for rural places that would allow advancement of new models for delivery of transportation for … Read more
In response to a request from the Water Environment Services of Clackamas County, Oregon conducted an assessment of the potential opportunity for a collaborative agreement-seeking process to address issues related to governance of wastewater infrastructure in Clackamas County. Oregon Consensus then facilitated the process.
Oregon Consensus and the William D. Ruckelshaus Center conducted a convening assessment for The Columbia River Gorge Commission. The assessment explored opportunities to engage regional stakeholders in a collaborative effort to develop a comprehensive regional urban area policy for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The overall purpose of the project was to help … Read more
Oregon Consensus and the William D. Ruckelshaus Center assisted the Columbia River Gorge Commission in designing and convening a stakeholder engagement process to develop legal descriptions for the thirteen urban area boundaries established in the gorge by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act of 1986. As part of the Act, Congress provided a … Read more
The Swan Island-North Portland Air Quality Forum, convened by Oregon Representative Tina Kotek and Metro Councilor Sam Chase, brought together residents and businesses in a collaborative effort to address air quality in the Swan Island and north Portland area. Oregon Consensus facilitated the forum, and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality provided technical assistance. The … Read more
In 2012, in collaboration with the University of Washington’s William D. Ruckelshaus Center, Oregon Consensus conducted an assessment for the executive staff of the Columbia River Gorge Commission that identified opportunities for collaboration between parties interested in issues related to urban growth policies in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
In 2008 through 2011, Oregon Consensus (OC) worked with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ ) to support DEQ’s Portland Air Toxics Solutions (PATS) project. The PATS project was a collaborative effort to develop Oregon’s first area-wide air toxics reduction plan for the Portland region through a broad, community-based effort. OC is assisted DEQ … Read more
In 2011, Oregon Consensus conducted an assessment of the potential for convening a collaborative process to address urban redevelopment in Clackamas County. Two members of the Clackamas County Board requested the assessment in response to controversy surrounding the issue of funding redevelopment via urban renewal districts.
In 2011, Oregon Consensus conducted an assessment on behalf of the City of Portland Healthy Working Rivers Office, examining applicant experiences with the multi-agency permitting process for maintenance dredging in areas of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and Columbia Slough. The assessment gathered input from a wide variety of stakeholders, including dredging firms, owners of … Read more
In 2009, the Stafford Hamlet bylaws required the Hamlet to develop and maintain a community plan, specifically mandating a planning process “that recognizes the interests of, and will be approved in an equitable manner by, resident and non-resident owners of large and small properties, business owners and renters within Stafford Hamlet.” Oregon Consensus designed a … Read more
“The improved monitoring strategies will greatly improve our ability to assess and adaptively manage Columbia Basin salmonid populations.” – Project participant Oregon Consensus helped design, convene and facilitate a Regional Workshop to develop agreement on a Columbia Basin Coordinated Anadromous Fish Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Strategy. The five-day workshop included more than 70 representatives of … Read more
In 2008, at the request of the Port of Portland and the City of Portland Bureau of Planning, Oregon Consensus conducted a neutral assessment of issues related to potential development of 800 acres of Port property consisting of most of the west half of Hayden Island. The Port or Portland, in conjunction with the Planning … Read more
In 2008, the Rock Creek basin in Clackamas County, western Oregon, was poised for rapid urban growth. In order to protect the habitat and water quality of Rock Creek and its tributary during this time of growth, the Rock Creek Sustainability Initiative (RCSI) was established to guide coordinated redevelopment planning. Oregon Consensus facilitated a collaborative … Read more
“A significant public works project will get started as a result of the agreement reached. This improvement will also benefit existing and future business locating to the area where the dispute was based.” ~ Participant, Leadbetter Railroad Overcrossing project In November 2008, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) contracted with Oregon Consensus to mediate an administrative … Read more
In 2007, Oregon Consensus worked with the Department of Education to assist in the formation and facilitation of an advisory committee to provide input into the selection of a Director for the Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD). The advisory committee, composed of representatives of School Districts, Regional Programs, OSD parents, students, staff, alumni, and related community groups … Read more
In 2006, Clackamas County Sewer District #1 was faced with considerable disagreement from concerned citizens when it announced its proposal to build the Clearwater Treatment Facility. The district appointed a Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) to bring citizens together with other stakeholders to address options for the location and financing of new waste water treatment facilities. With the assistance of neutral facilitation services provided … Read more
In December 2006, Representative Jackie Dingfelder hosted a Water Policy Summit with 20 participants representing municipalities, water districts and others knowledgeable about water quality and quantity issues. Steve Greenwood from Oregon Consensus facilitated the discussion, which addressed numerous water policy issues including Oregon’s stewardship of water resources, water policy goals, impact of Measure 37 on … Read more
In 2007, Oregon Consensus worked with the Deschutes Water Alliance, the Deschutes River Conservancy and other stakeholders to assess feasibility of convening a collaborative process to address water management in the Deschutes River Basin. Oregon Consensus provided the facilitation services of RESOLVE, Inc., to conduct an assessment. The assessment report, presented at a May 2006 … Read more
In 2006, A group of citizens in Clackamas County requested assistance from Oregon Consensus (OC) to help turn what had become a polarized, highly-charged community conflict into a collaborative process around the land use approval and development of North Clackamas Park. With assistance from OC, the county and citizens reached agreement that the citizens would support approval of a … Read more