Elaine Cogan's Now that You're On Board

Elaine Cogan’s Now that You’re On Board

Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more than 36 years with communities undertaking strategic planning and visioning processes. Cogan has been…

Elaine Cogan's "Now that You're On Board"

Elaine Cogan’s “Now that You’re On Board”

…You can preview, order, & download the Now that You’re on Board booklet for just $7.99 at the Scribd online store. Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan

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Can a Planning Board Be Too Organized?

…belies common sense, you may be undermining the key functions of a planning commission: to discuss and debate important land use issues and make informed decisions. Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning…

On Commitment

On Commitment

…it when we see it. More importantly, we should realize that at least some level of commitment is important to a well functioning planning commission that serves its community well. Elaine Cogan, founding principal of…