Youth Changing the Community

The High Desert Partnership, a rural nonprofit that strives to advance collaborative relationships between Harney County residents and government, convened the Youth Changing the Community (YCTC) initiative with assistance from Oregon Consensus. High Desert Partnership brought together a group of leaders from education, health, justice, natural resources, and other fields to coordinate and take strategic … Read more

Swan Island – North Portland Air Quality Forum

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

Population Forecasting

Oregon law requires each county to prepare and update coordinated population forecasts for cities within the county. The population forecasts provide critical data for land use planning across the state, allowing communities to manage the demand for new land and evaluate development capacity. Historically, only half of Oregon counties were able to meet state requirements … Read more

Clackamas County Urban Renewal Districts

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.

Stafford Hamlet

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

Rock Creek Sustainability Initiative

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

CAD to CAD Interoperability

In 2008, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue contracted with Oregon Consensus to convene a collaborative discussion with emergency service providers in the Portland and Vancouver metropolitan area. The discussion focused on regional emergency services computer-assisted dispatch (CAD). At a two-day summit, 300 participants representing fifteen agencies explored dispatch capabilities, and identified trends that underscore the … Read more

Oregon Community Dispute Resolution Centers Rulemaking

In 2004, Oregon Consensus facilitated a collaborative process to assist the University of Oregon’s Office for Community Dispute Resolution in developing administrative rules governing the allocation of grants to counties for community dispute resolution services. The project’s charter was: “To develop concepts for administrative rules related to grant funding under ORS 36.155 by early fall … Read more