Celebrating 40 years of engaging people to create and sustain great communities.

New Horizons


It has been a great honor and responsibility to work with communities throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Colorado, China, Thailand, Taiwan and the Virgin Islands on some of the leading policy issues of our time. We have been able to bring a unique multiple benefit perspective to our work. Through that work we have engaged communities in land use and public policy development ranging from affordable housing, economic development and transportation to climate change and management of natural resources. We have decided now is the time to continue our work through new opportunities.

As of September 25th, you may reach us at our new offices.

Steve Faust and Anais Mathez are excited to continue their community planning practice at 3J Consulting. You may reach Steve and Anais at:

Steve Faust
3J Consulting, Inc.
E-mail: steve.faust@3j-consulting.com
Office: 503-946-9365 x207
Cell: 971-409-2045

Anaïs Mathez
3J Consulting, Inc.
E-mail: anais.mathez@3j-consulting.com
Office: 503-946-9365 x227
Cell: 845-270-3134

Kirstin and Mari look forward to continuing our project management, community engagement and policy work at EnviroIssues. You may reach them at:

Kirstin Greene
E-mail: kgreene@enviroissues.com
Cell: 503-349-0045

Mari Valencia
E-mail: mvalencia@enviroissues.com
Cell: 515-447-5778

Jim Owens will continue his facilitation, strategic planning and project management work at Oregon Solutions and as an independent contractor. Jim may be reached at:
E-mail: Jim.Owens@coganowens.com
Cell: 503-201-4205

Bob Wise is available to work on sustainability, food systems and public policy work and as an independent contractor and may be reached at:
E-mail: bobnwise@gmail.com
Cell: 503-781-6971

Arnold and Elaine Cogan have been at Cogan & Associates and can be reached at:
E-mails: Elaine.Cogan@coganassociates.com, Arnold.Cogan@coganassociates.com
Cell: 503-232-5398

Please send all invoice and billing requests to Lynn Findlay at:
E-mail: Lynn.Findlay@coganowens.com
Cell: 360-953-1090

For any other business related questions, please contact Kirstin or Jim at their contact information above.

Thank you for the honor of working with you to engage people to create and sustain great communities. We look forward to continuing our relationships with you on this ground-breaking work in the future.

For more information and reflection, feel free to peruse our personal statements here, but more importantly, please stay in touch!

From the blog

Join our discussion of the latest planning concepts and find news about our projects and staff.

As Oregon Considers Updated Rules for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies from the Land Use and Transportation Sector, What Can We Learn from Other States?

As Oregon considers updated rules on Metropolitan Planning Organizations to reduce greenhouse gasses in Oregon, researchers from the University of Oregon present their research on four state’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions. UO researchers  Innovative growth management and/or greenhouse gas reduction legislation. They looked at four states with innovative climate change and/or growth management initiatives:…read more →

Congratulations North Plains!

The City of North Plains was awarded one of 15 grants from the ODOT/DLCD Transportation Growth Management (TGM) Program for 2016. The City will use the grant funds to update the Transportation System Plan to support future growth and provide multi-modal transportation choices for residents of all ages and abilities.  COG is helping North Plains…read more →

New Sunrise Expressway Officially Opens

Connecting 122nd Avenue to the Milwaukie Expressway in Clackamas County, the Sunrise Expressway is the first new stretch of freeway that the Portland-area has seen in 26 years. Designed to alleviate congestion for commuters and truckers that currently compete for traffic space on OR 212-224 and I-205, it had its official ribbon-cutting and ceremonial first…read more →

Our Clients

One of the reasons why I’m a really big fan of COG is because of the relevancy as they move forward in community, diversity in Portland in particular, but also the rest of Oregon.

Anita Yap

Anita Yap - Founder, Multicultural Collaborative

One of the things that COG does really well is to reach people – and let those voices be heard and let those people hear other voices. That’s a very important process.

Chip Lazenby - Lazenby & Associates

COG does a terrific job of bringing people with diverse views together to unpack complex problems – and develop solutions."

Dwight Holton - Chair, Portland Utility Oversight Blue Ribbon Commission

Contact Us

812 SW Washington Street | Suite 600
Portland, Oregon 97205-3111