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Oregon's Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC), assisted by the department, adopts state land-use goals and implements rules, assures local plan compliance with the goals, coordinates state and local planning, and oversees the coastal zone management program.
The seven commissioners are unpaid citizen volunteers appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Commissioners are appointed to four-year terms and may not serve for more than two full terms. The statute establishing the commission, ORS 197.030, requires the members be representative of certain regions of the state. At least one member must be or have been an elected city official in Oregon and at least one member must be an elected county official at the time of appointment.
The commission meets approximately every two months to conduct its business and direct the work of the department. The commission holds some meetings at the DLCD Salem office, and hosts several meetings each year in different areas of the state.
Represents: Willamette Valley Term: 6/1/18–5/31/22
Represents: Willamette Valley
Term: 6/1/18 - 5/31/22
Robin McArthur has more than 30 years of land use, transportation, and community development experience working at the local, regional, state, and federal levels of government. She earned a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where she wrote her thesis on Oregon's land use program. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan.
Robin began her career at the city of Portland where she was fortunate to gain experience in all aspects of the planning and development review process including housing policy, transportation planning, code writing, processing conditional use and zone code applications, and helping applicants successfully attain site review approval. She moved on to become planning manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation, the land use and transportation advisor to former Governor Kitzhaber, and the Planning and Development Director for Metro.
Throughout her career, Robin has been dedicated to improving the way in which planners communicate and listen to decision makers, stakeholders, and the public. She has continued this quest as a commissioner and was honored that her LCDC colleagues appointed her to be vice chair in fall 2017.
Robin has a passion for traveling to the great cities and natural wonders of the world. She has lectured in Helsinki, Finland and Bangalore, India on the benefits of designing communities with sidewalks, gathering places, and access to nature. Closer to home, she spends all her free time hiking, biking, skiing, and camping with family and friends throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Represents: Metro Area Term: 9/25/17-9/24/21
Represents: Metro Area
Term: 9/25/17 - 9/24/21
Having grown up on a fourth generation mid-scale vegetable, cherry and seed farm in the North Willamette Valley, Katie Pearmine has been working in agriculture since childhood. Katie currently works as the Strategic Sourcing Manager for Oregon Food Bank (OFB), managing a team of folks responsible for the procurement of food for a network of food banks and partner agencies that distribute food to people experiencing hunger in Oregon and Clark County Washington.
Prior to working at OFB, Katie worked for the Oregon Department of Agriculture where she spent a year as a Domestic Trade Manager, and three years running the United States Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program for Oregon. Her previous work also includes ten years at a publishing and marketing firm that focused on supporting local businesses, where she also worked for on a short-term consulting project for American Farmland Trust.
Over the years, Katie has also spent her free time working on food access issues by serving on the Boards of Directors for two local organizations, Farmers Ending Hunger and Zenger Farm. She is also serving on the Advisory Board for the Oregon State University, Food Innovation Center in Portland.
Katie has lived in many parts of Oregon, residing in or near the towns of Gervais, Eugene, Burns, Warrenton, Fossil and Portland. She believes the land use program has brought enormous benefits to rural areas by protecting working lands, and to urban areas by building a foundation for vibrant cities. Katie has witnessed first-hand the benefits of Oregon's land use program. She is honored to work with the Commission to continue the success of the land use program and to support the mission of DLCD. Katie also has strong connections throughout Oregon and believes she can bring a unique perspective that respects both urban and rural residents.
Represents: Coast Term: ends 5/31/22
Represents: Metro Area Term: 3/1/18-2/28/22
Represents: Metro Area
Term: 3/1/18 - 2/28/22
Anyeley Hallová is a partner at project^, a development firm in Portland. She is a development professional with 10 years' experience in a range of projects from mixed-use sustainable developments to large-scale urban master plans. Her strong technical and creative backgrounds enable her to successfully lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams with diverse stakeholders.
Before joining project^, Anyeley served as a Development Manager for Gerding Edlen Development, working on student housing, civic projects, and public-private partnerships. She was also an Associate Urban Designer at the leading design firm EDAW Inc. (AECOM) specializing in downtown master plans in the Caribbean, transit-oriented mixed-use development, and greenway plans to facilitate land acquisition for the Trust for Public Land.
Anyeley has a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, a Master's in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Systems Technology from Cornell University.
Anyeley is a published researcher and writer on cultural landscapes and developing public consensus. Her civic work includes a mayoral appointment to the City of Portland's Adjustment Committee and the Community Involvement Committee for the Portland Plan. She is also a guest design critic at major Universities including Louisiana State, Harvard, Auburn, Georgia Tech, and Portland State; and was a juror on the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Rose Center Panel, Advisory Service Panel, and the Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.
Represents: Southern Oregon Term: 2/14/2020-9/30/2020
Represents: Southern Oregon
Term: 2/14/20 - 9/30/20
Stuart Warren is the founder and operator of a small business in Southern Oregon and an experienced member of the Phoenix (Oregon) City Council.
With a background in small business, Warren recognizes the close connection between land conservation and economic development for our communities.
As a city council leader. Warren is knowledgeable about state and local land use policies. He is the council vice-president, Chair of the Phoenix Urban Renewal Agency board, and council liaison to the city's Parks and Recreation Committee.
Warren is a lifelong Oregonian. He was born and raised in Ashland. He graduated from Ashland High School in 2003 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology and Environmental Studies from the University of Puget Sound in 2007. After graduating he worked on a wind farm outside of The Dalles and then on small solar projects in Southern Oregon. In 2009, he started his fly-fishing guide service. He spends nearly 150 days a year on Oregon and Washington rivers teaching people the joys of fly fishing for the Pacific Northwest's famed steelhead.
Represents: Eastern Oregon Term: 7/1/16–6/30/20
Represents: Eastern Oregon
Term: 7/1/16 - 6/30/20
Catherine Morrow grew up in suburban Baltimore Maryland. She arrived on the Oregon Coast in 1971 as a college drop out to help with the founding of Nomadics Tipi Makers. With her future husband, she moved to Grant County where she worked for 15 years for the US Forest Service and the National Park Service. She became involved with Oregon land use planning with the development of the first Grant County comprehensive plan under SB100. She also served on the Grant County Planning Commission. In 1984 she completed her BS degree in Geography at Oregon State University.
She worked as a planner for Benton and Deschutes Counties where she developed and administered comprehensive plans and zoning regulations. Her first job in Deschutes County was to conduct a "secondary lands" pilot study with 5 other counties and report to the Oregon Legislature. During her years as a planner she supervised current and long range planners, administered federal grants, assisted Redmond, Sisters and Bend in adopting urban growth boundary amendments, and worked with various local, state and federal agencies. In addition to her 17 year public planning career she worked briefly for 1000 Friends of Oregon and as Grant County Director of Adult Continuing Education for Eastern Oregon University and Blue Mountain Community College. As a private planning consultant for Brooks Resources she coordinated the planning and approval Bend's award winning mixed use development NorthWest Crossing. She served on the Board of Central Oregon Land Watch and a number of advisory committees for land use issues. For 15 years she has volunteered at Central Oregon Community College teaching English as a second language.
Since retiring in 2008 as Deschutes County Planning Director, she splits time between homes in Bend and Grant County. In the summers she works for the US Forest Service as a fire lookout. With her husband of 46 years, she remains true to her back to the land roots gardening and managing the forest on their 80 acre homestead in Grant County. In winter she seeks warmth in Latin America to practice Spanish.
Represents: Willamette Valley Term: 12/1/19–11/30/23
Represents: Willamette Valley
Term: 12/1/19 - 11/30/23
Gerardo Francisco Sandoval is an Associate Professor in the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management at the University of Oregon. Dr. Sandoval's academic work is situated within the intersections of urban planning, immigration, and community change. His research focuses on theories and strategies of community development, redevelopment of marginalized low-income neighborhoods, and the interactions of planning institutions with immigrant communities.
Dr. Sandoval has authored books on urban transformation and city revitalization, and has published in journals focused on urban planning and community development such as the Journal of Planning Education and Research, Urban Studies, Community Development, and the Journal of Urbanism. He currently serves as book review editor for The Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA). In addition, he is on the editorial boards of both JAPA and The Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER).
Dr. Sandoval believes urban planning academics need to be in the service of the public. Hence, he also serves the State of Oregon by being a member of The Oregon Housing Stability Council. Moreover, he served in the Army National Guard for six years as an intelligence officer. Lastly, he received his PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the beauty of Oregon's landscape with his three children.
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Land Conservation and Development CommissionAttn: Esther Johnson, Commission AssistantOregon Department of Land Conservation and Development635 Capitol Street NE, Ste. 150Salem, OR 97301
The commission has added the option of testifying by videoconference when the commission is holding a travelling meeting outside the Willamette Valley. The videoconferencing will be available at the department's office in Salem: Basement Hearing Room, 635 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301.
Please note that the quality of video technology is not guaranteed. In addition, written testimony will only be provided electronically. Therefore, if your testimony is critical, please plan to attend the meeting in person.
The commission is appointed by the Governor. To learn how to apply, please visit the
Apply for an Appointment page on the Governor's Office web site. To review the requirements for LCDC appointments see
2019-2021 Final Policy Agenda
Land Use Decisions Under Review
Executive Assistant to the Director & Commission
DLCD Salem Office
635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150
Salem, OR, 97301-2540
Open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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