Ric Stephens

Ric Stephens is Principal of the Oregon-based Stephens Planning & Design, where he focuses on a range of community planning issues. He is also currently Chair of the Beaverton, Oregon, Planning Commission.

Between 1990 and 2005, while working as a planner in California, Stephens also served as an adjunct professor in the Urban and Regional Planning Department at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.

Stephens prepared a series of columns on a wide range of subjects for the Planning Commissioners Journal from 2007 to 2011.

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Different Perspectives

Do you ever try to assess how you and your fellow planning board members look through the eyes of those attending your meetings? Getting feedback can yield valuable insights, and lead to changes in how your commission conducts its business.