In Collaboration: OSU and Corvallis

Corvallis City Club, Feb. 11, 2013,
12 noon to 1:15. Location: the Banquet Room in the Renaissance Building, 136 SW
Washington St., Corvallis.

The City of Corvallis and Oregon State University are
working collaboratively to consider implementation of policies and programs to
manage the impact of the university’s growth and enhance quality of life in
neighborhoods near the campus. Three topics provide focus to this initiative:
neighborhood planning (zoning, development standards), livability (noise,
building code enforcement, outreach) and traffic, parking and transit issues.
Working groups for each topic include OSU faculty and staff, students,
neighborhood residents and city employees. The City hired Eric Adams, an urban
planning consultant, to manage the process, and working groups have been
meeting monthly since spring 2012. A number of recommendations were forwarded
to the City Council and Oregon State in August and November and additional
recommendations are due to be considered by the Collaboration Project steering
committee in mid-March. 

At the February 11 Corvallis City Club meeting, Steve Clark,
vice president of University Relations and Marketing at Oregon State, and Jim
Patterson, city manager of Corvallis, will discuss the working groups’
progress, including their goals and accomplishments of the Collaboration
Project to date.

Steve Clark is an Oregon State alumnus (Journalism, 1975)
and former president and publisher of Oregon Publications Corp. He became vice
president of OSU’s University Relations and Marketing division in 2011 and
leads the university’s integrated marketing and communications program. He has
more than 25 years of civic engagement in statewide and Portland metro issues.
He chairs the “Parking and Traffic” working group. 
Jim Patterson worked for the City of Sherwood for 8 years, 3 years as
city manager, and became Corvallis city manager in September 2011. He oversees
an enterprise with a budget of $121 million and about 440 employees. He is a
member of the collaboration project “Livability” working group and, with Clark,
a member of the steering committee.
As always, attendance is free. Lunch catered
by Valley Catering is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. To register,
send email by February 7 to with “City Club Feb. 11” in the subject line. Please indicate whether you are having lunch.


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