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Alumni in the News: West Linn hires John Boyd to serve as planning manager
Author: Michael Bamesberger, the Oregonian
Posted: April 14, 2014

John Boyd graduated with his bachelor's from the School of Business Administration in 1989.

Read the original article in the Oregonian here. 

John Boyd, the former community development director of Tillamook County, has joined West Linn as planning manager, the city announced Monday.

Boyd will manage, coordinate and direct the city's major planning efforts, as well as supervise planning staff.

The new position is under the direction of Community Development Director Chris Kerr. The position was created to bring all aspects of community development under one umbrella, rather than having separate departments working on parts of development issues, Kerr said.

The city's current major planning effort is the Arch Bridge project, which spans multiple departments, from planning to land use to economic development. Kerr said the restructuring will help city staff become more efficient and effective in dealing with the city council's economic development goals.

As community development director of Tillamook County, Boyd's work included managing planning, building inspection and sanitation departments, as well as supervising a staff of 12 people and maintaining a budget of more than $1 million. 

Before working in Tillamook, Boyd was a senior planner for Douglas County in Roseburg as well as a planner and assistant planner. He has a bachelor of business administration from Portland State University and has completed coursework in master urban and regional planning at Portland State University.