Richard Carson is a consultant, practitioner, author, and academic researcher in organizational change management (OCM). He is CEO/President of Carson & Associates which provides consulting services to private-sector and public-sector organizations in change management, organizational development, strategic planning and performance management. Mr. Carson's recent experience was working with Citygate and Associates helping local government agencies in the four Western states of California, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Mr. Carson's post-graduate, doctorate studies were in organizational psychology at Washington State University He has a Masters of Public Administration form Lewis and Clark College and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies from Portland State University.

He has trademarked his People Sustained Organizational Change Management (PSOCM  ) three phase, 10-Step Model. The model provides a comprehensive, systematic, life-cycle approach to managing organizational change from organizational, technological and existential events. He also has the copyright to the Book of Change   website which is a change management resource website for practitioners and organizations alike. The site has essays, a glossary, and quotes on the subject matter.                    

Mr. Carson's experience in municipal government management, law enforcement and urban planning includes: Director of Clark County's Community Development Department (Vancouver, WA). Regional Planning Director for METRO in charge of land use, solid waste, open space, emergency management and storm water planning. He was the City Manager for the City of Cascade Locks and Damascus (OR) and Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director for the City of Oregon City (OR). He was Senior Policy Analyst for Oregon Governors Victor Atiyeh, Neil Goldschmidt and Barbara Roberts and worked on economic development, environmental, and land use legislation. Mr. Carson provides commentary on a variety of professional and political issues for international and national publications. For more information review his resume below.  

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Richard H Carson, PhD, MPA

CARSON & ASSOCIATES, LLC

 

Phone/Text:

(503) 396-9764

 

Email:

RichardHCarson@Outlook.com

 

Address:

8674 N Dana Avenue, Ste 100

Portland, OR 97203-3608

Website:

The Book of Change

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EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
2018-Present

CEO/President

CARSON & ASSOCIATES, LLC

Consulting Projects which include human resources, strategic planning, business process re-engineering, team building or executive coaching. Rich can assemble a team of experts who can provide you with state-of-the-art recommendations 

2007-2017

Senior Associate

CITYGATE ASSOCIATES,LLC

Citygate provides consulting services to local and state government in the areas of general management consulting, fire protection/emergency services, strategic planning, organizational development, and community development/planning services. 

1999-2007

Director Community Development

CLARK COUNTY

 Managed a staff of 165 and a $17 million annual budget. Responsible for long range planning, land use and engineering development review, building inspection, code enforcement, fire marshal’s office, permitting services and animal control. 

1994-1998

Assitant City Manager

CITY OF OREGON CITY

Managed a department staff of 27 and a $25 million budget. Responsible for long range planning, building inspection, engineering, capital construction, urban renewal, code enforcement, park acquisition and GIS mapping. 

1988-1994

Director Planning and Development

METRO

Managed staff of 27, a $5.7 million annual budget and the regional planning programs in land use, solid waste management, parks and open space, and domestic water/waste water for the Portland metropolitan area of 1.1 million people. 

1967-1969

Petty Officer 2nd Class

UNITED STATES NAVY

Managed staff of 75. Logistic supply center (PI) for Vietnam War.

EDUCATION
2007-2014

Doctorate Studies

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Organizational Psychology and Organizational Change Management

1994-1998

Masters in Public Administration

LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE

Public Administration for Government and Nonprofit Agencies.

1977-1982

Bachelor of Science

PORTLAND STATE UNVERISTY

Urban Studies, Regional Planning, Remote Sensing

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

SOCIETY OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

1982-1988

Senior Policy Analyst

OREGON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Managed staff of 15, and land use and strategic planning, site selection, and infrastructure funding programs. Chaired Governor's State Economic Advisory Team.

1967-1969

Petty Officer 2nd Class

UNITED STATES NAVY

Managed staff of 75. Logistic supply center (PI) for Vietnam War.

EDUCATION
2007-2014

Doctorate Studies

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Organizational Psychology

1994-1998

Masters in Public Administration

LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE

Public Administration for Government and Nonprofit Agencies.

1977-1982

Bachelor of Science

PORTLAND STATE UNVERISTY

Urban Studies, Regional Planning, Remote Sensing

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PUBLICATIONS

Carson, R.; Farmer, J.; Harris, J. (1980), Mt. St Helens Volcanic Weatherbook. Mountain Graphics, Marylhurst, OR.

 

Carson, R.H., (1986) Locating the factories of the future: A survey of determinants of high technology facility siting             (IDRC research series), Norcross, GA.

 

Carson, R.H. (1988), Oregon Industrial Real Estate Handbook, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and the                  Oregon Economic Development Department, Salem, OR.

 

Carson, R.; Thomasina,G.; Schell, S.; Stacey, R. (June 15, 1993). Transit Oriented Development in the Portland                  Metropolitan Area, Portland Progress Board, Portland, OR.

 

Carson, Richard H. (June 11, 1993). Metropolitan Greenspaces Campaign: A Strategic and Financial Plan,  Citizen           Campaign for Metropolitan Greenspace, Portland, OR.

 

Carson, R.H. (1998). Paying for Our Growth in Oregon (POGO Report), New Oregon Meridian Press, Portland, OR.

PERIODICALS

Mr. Carson has written over 100 essays and commentaries for national and international publications such as Arhcis, Architecture, ArchNewsNow, Business America, Business Journal,  Cyburbia, Entrepreneur, Industrial Development, Land Development Today, Oregon Business,  Oregon's Future, Planetizen, Planning, Planum, Professional Surveyor, Public Management, Reason, Smart City Radio, The Oregonian, and Urban Land.

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