Richard Carson is consultant, practitioner and academic researcher in organizational psychology and change management. He is currently a Senior Associate with Citygate Associates which provides consulting services to non-profits and government in change management, organizational development, strategic planning and performance management. Rich's recent experience has been working with local government agencies in the four Western states of California, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

 Rich is pursuing a doctorate degree in public-sector organizational psychology with Washington State University's Individual Interdisciplinary Doctorate Program. Rich has trademarked his Public-Sector Organizational Change Management (PSOCM®) 10-Step Model and owns the related website. The model provides a comprehensive, systematic, life cycle approach to managing organizational change from personnel, technological and existential events.



Rich provides commentary on a variety of professional and political issues in the international and national publications you can read about in Writing 

Rich's experience includes: Director of  Clark County's Community Development Department (Vancouver, WA). Regional Planning Director for METRO and in charge of land use, solid waste, open space, emergency management and stormwater planning. Acting City Manager and Community Development Director for the City of Oregon City. Rich was also a Senior Policy Analyst during the administrations of Oregon Governors Atiyeh, Goldschmidt and Roberts. For more information, please review his Resume.

Professional Associations:
Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
International City/County Managers' Association (ICMA)
Non-Profit Association of Oregon (NOA)
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Richard Carson

        Present Memberships
PSOCM® (Private/Public Sector Organization Change Management) - www.psocm.org