Steve Faust

In many ways, I “grew up” professionally at Cogan Owens Greene. It was my first job out of graduate school and where my real education began as a practicing professional. COG was a great place to learn about land use planning and public involvement, especially from the many mentors I’ve had at COG. Of course, from Arnold and Elaine who started a firm where values mean as much as dollars. I’m fortunate to have learned so much from Kirstin’s passion, leadership and compassion, Bob’s sustainability lens and Jim’s concern for our natural resources, thoughtful project management, long-term relationships with clients. At the same time, I was able to approach working in a way that suited my working style, experiences, and strengths.

Most importantly, I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many community members throughout the Pacific Northwest. Their time and dedication to their communities has strengthened my belief in meaningful community engagement as a critical component to any land use planning project. I am proud to have worked in an organization that placed a significant emphasis on recognizing how our work benefits from a wealth of local knowledge.

I am very excited to begin the next chapter in my professional career at 3J Consulting. I’ve had the pleasure of working with 3J on multiple occasions over the past few years and look forward to joining their team. I am glad I will be able to carry on the COG legacy of land use planning at a new home and believe 3J is the right place for me to continue my professional development as a land use planner and project manager. Most of all, I look forward to continuing the relationships and community planning practice I have developed over the past 13 years. You can reach me at (503) 946-9365 x207 or

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