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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Interim Director Joe Zehnder

Joe's headshotrtOn October 4, 2018, Chief Planner Joe Zehnder was appointed by Mayor Ted Wheeler as the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Interim Director.

Joe has been the City of Portland’s Chief Planner for almost 10 years. He has 30+ years of experience working in large and small communities and in the public and private sectors. Prior to moving to Portland, Joe was a principal with an architecture and planning firm in Chicago and a senior policy director at the Urban Land Institute. He also served as a planner and Deputy Commissioner with the Chicago Department of Planning and Development.