PCRI Welcomes Andy Cotugno to the Board

June 10, 2014 · by pcriadmin · About Us, Featured, PCRI

CotugnoPCRI is proud to announce the newest member of our Board of Directors, Andy Cotugno.

Mr. Cotugno has 40 years of professional experience in the transportation and land use planning fields.

He was appointed as Metro’s Transportation Director in 1980.  In 2000, the Transportation and Growth Management Services departments were merged into one, the Planning Department which Mr. Cotugno had responsibility of managing until 2008.  In 2008, Mr. Cotugno was appointed to the position of Senior Policy Advisor to the Metro Council and Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to Metro, he worked as a transportation planner for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission in Columbus, Ohio.

Metro is a regional government encompassing the urban portions of the tri-county Portland metropolitan area.  Metro’s home rule charter states that Metro will provide “planning and policy making to preserve and enhance the quality of life and the environment for ourselves and future generations. . .”

Mr. Cotugno received his bachelor’s degree in city and regional planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California in 1974, and has done graduate work in public administration at Lewis and Clark College in Portland.

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