Long Range Planning Section
Andy Back, Planning and Development Services Manager
The Long Range Planning section is responsible for the preparation, maintenance and periodic update of County planning documents and ordinances, including the Comprehensive Framework Plan for the Urban Area, the Rural/Natural Resource Plan, all community plans and the Transportation System Plan.
The Long Range Planning section also provides various economic and demographic analyses to County departments and outside agencies.
The Long Range Planning section work is organized into the following categories:
Theresa Cherniak, Community Planning Principal Planner
The Community Planning Program is responsible for the preparation, maintenance and periodic update of the County's Comprehensive Plan. The program monitors the plan and keeps it in conformance with state and regional requirements; as well as addresses community issues identified by the Board of Commissioners.
Erin Wardell, Transportation Planning Principal Planner
The Transportation Planning section's primary responsibility is preparing and periodically updating the County Transportation System Plan. Other major duties include working with Metro and the Oregon Department of Transportation on regional transportation issues and initiatives, travel forecasting, oversight and coordination of the countywide Transportation Development Tax (TDT), bicycle and pedestrian planning, and planning support for other LUT divisions.
This program also staffs monthly Washington County Coordinating Committee meetings, a regular forum for local elected officials to discuss transportation issues. Transportation planning activities include considerable involvement and discussion with county interest groups and residents in general.
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NOTE: LUT's Planning and Development Services Division (PDS), which includes the Building Services, Current Planning, Transportation Planning and Community Planning sections, is moving back to the Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building (PSB), 155 W 1st Ave., starting Sept. 20. Learn more
Email: LUT Long Range Planning | Main Phone: 503-846-3519 | Fax: 503-846-4412
Physical Address (Through Sept. 20):
Washington County, Adams Crossing Building
Long Range Planning Section
161 NW Adams Ave.
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Lobby hours (effective Sept. 26)
- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday
Assistance by Phone:
- 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
- 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday
Land Use & Transportation
Planning And Development Services - Long Range Planning Section
155 N. First Ave., Suite 350, MS14
Hillsboro, OR 97124