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Lessons from the Oregon Experience

…of excerpt 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

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Using Visual Aids

…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 honored for her work on a variety of citizen…

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Leading the Commission

…… End of excerpt 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…

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Young Visionaries Make Good Planners

…youth of the community. These also require planning and follow-through. … End of excerpt Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more…

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When Labels are Counter-Productive

…both be represented on the board? … End of excerpt Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more than 36 years with…

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It’s Time to Discuss the “P” Word

…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 honored for her work on…

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And the Consensus Is …

…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 honored for her work on…

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There’s Help for Dysfunctional Meetings

…time. … End of excerpt 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…