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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.

November 11, 2013 · by Staff · About Us, Featured, PCRI

We’re proud to announce the newest member of our Board of Directors, Damien R. Hall.

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Mr. Hall is actively engaged in community development and is an attorney at Ball Janik LLP practicing with the Land Use and Real Estate groups. With a background in urban planning and development, he regularly assists clients with land use matters, real estate transactions, natural resources law, municipal law, and formation and organization of business entities.

On joining the PCRI Board of Directors, Mr. Hall said, “I am honored to serve on the PCRI board and assist the organization in its goals of avoiding community displacement by providing quality housing options.”

He is also presently Chairperson for the Portland Development Commission’s (PDC) Oregon Convention Center Urban Renewal Area Advisory Committee, and has served on the commission since 2007. Mr. Hall is a member of the Young Leaders group of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Oregon and SW Washington, and he is a member of the Developing Leaders Committee of the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He participated in the PDC’s N/NE Economic Development Initiative Advisory Committee from 2010-2011 and in the City of Portland’s North/Northeast Quadrant of I-5 Broadway/Weidler Stakeholder Advisory Committee from 2011-2012.

In addition to his active professional engagements, Mr. Hall serves as a Board Member of Groundwork Portland. He also represented “Verde – Let Us Build Cully Park!” as pro bono counsel. Hall received his J.D. from Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law in 2008 and his B.S. in Public Policy, Planning and Management from the University of Southern California in 2005.

October 10, 2013 · by Staff · About Us, Awards, PCRI

  Oregon Business magazine has once again named PCRI as a top nonprofit to work for in 2013. We are honored to again be a part of this stellar class of fellow nonprofits who work day-in and day-out to make Portland a better place. Congratulations to everyone!

For the fifth year, they showcase exemplary nonprofit workplaces with our 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon project. More than 5,000 employees and volunteers from 159 nonprofits statewide took part in our 2013 survey.

The project is based on Oregon Business’ 20-year-old, well-known 100 Best Companies project. The nonprofit project was created to recognize nonprofits as key businesses critical to the economic health of the state, employing hundreds of thousands of Oregonians.

October 10, 2013 · by pcriadmin · About Us, Awards, PCRI

  Oregon Business magazine has once again named PCRI as a top nonprofit to work for in 2013. We are honored to again be a part of this stellar class of fellow nonprofits who work day-in and day-out to make Portland a better place. Congratulations to everyone!

For the fifth year, they showcase exemplary nonprofit workplaces with our 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon project. More than 5,000 employees and volunteers from 159 nonprofits statewide took part in our 2013 survey.

The project is based on Oregon Business’ 20-year-old, well-known 100 Best Companies project. The nonprofit project was created to recognize nonprofits as key businesses critical to the economic health of the state, employing hundreds of thousands of Oregonians.