Land Conservation and Development Dept: Agency Subdivisions

Community Services Division

Address: 635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150, Salem 97301-2540 (Regional Offices in Bend, Eugene, La Grande, Medford and Portland)
Phone: 503-934-0018
Fax: 503-378-5518
Contact: Gordon Howard, Manager

Duties and Responsibilities: The division, formed in 2003, administers grant programs for local governments and provides technical land use planning assistance from several regional offices and Salem, to local government planners and officials, the general public and interest groups. The division reviews local comprehensive plan amendments and provides expertise on a wide range of subjects related to city and county comprehensive plans.
 
Staff in this division include regional representatives around the state as well as urban, rural and economic development specialists.

Grants Advisory Committee

Address: 635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150, Salem 97301-2540
Phone: 503-934-0034
Contact: Gordon Howard
Statutory Authority: ORS 197.639
 
Duties and Responsibilities: The committee is appointed by the Land Conservation and Development Commission. It advises the commission and the department on the allocation of grants, technical assistance funding and other issues assigned by the commission.

Ocean and Coastal Services Division

Address: 635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150, Salem 97301-2540 (Offices in Newport, Tillamook and Portland)
Phone: 503-373-0052
Fax: 503-378-6033
Contact: Patty Snow, Manager

Duties and Responsibilities: The division, created in 1976, oversees Oregon’s federally designated coastal program providing grants and technical assistance to coastal communities. The division provides assistance related to four statewide coastal planning goals and coastal hazards. The division also oversees development of Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan in cooperation with other agencies and conducts federal consistency reviews for federal projects and permits proposed in the Oregon coastal zone.

Planning Services Division

Address: 635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150, Salem 97301-2540
Phone: 503-373-0046
Fax: 503-378-5518
Contact: Matt Crall, Manager

Duties and Responsibilities: The division contains specialized planning programs, including the Transportation and Growth Management Program, Floodplain Management and Natural Hazards Planning, Measure 49 Services and the Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative.

Other Groups

Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee

Address: 635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150, Salem 97301-2540
Phone: 503-373-0036
Contact: Sadie Carney
Statutory Authority: ORS 197.160
 
Duties and Responsibilities: The committee was established to advise LCDC and local governments on matters pertaining to public involvement. It is an advisory body with no explicit or implied authority over any local government or state agency. The committee has up to eight volunteer members who serve four-year terms, including one from each of Oregon’s five congressional districts and three who may be chosen at-large.

Local Officials Advisory Committee

Address: 635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150, Salem 97301-2540
Phone: 503-373-0050
Contact: Amie Abbott
Statutory Authority: ORS 197.165
 
Duties and Responsibilities: LCDC appoints the committee for the purpose of promoting mutual understanding and cooperation between LCDC, DLCD and local governments in implementing and improving the statewide land use planning system. The committee is comprised of persons serving as city or county elected officials and reflects the geographic diversity of the state.​