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150 E Main Street (Map)
Civic Center, 4th Floor
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123-4028


Phone: 503-681-6153

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8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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Cooper, Colin

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Hillsboro Planning Director Colin Cooper loves that his job is to plan for a great community. He loves the challenge of balancing Hillsboro’s history and small-town values with the community’s vision and desire to plan ahead in order to secure Hillsboro’s economic well-being, both now and in the future.

An advocate of community gathering places, Colin helped guide the development and adoption of the AmberGlen Community Plan, which aims to transform the area by providing a more urban style of living and working in Hillsboro. He also is proud of the ongoing revitalization of downtown Hillsboro, and the recent Orenco Station Platform Development.

Colin took the helm of the Planning Department in September 2013 following his promotion from Assistant Planning Director. He joined the City of Hillsboro in March 2008 as Current Planning Supervisor. Colin’s expertise in transportation planning, design, development and zoning were formed over more than two decades of work experience with the City of Hillsboro, as well as the cities of Beaverton, Portland and West Linn.

After graduating from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, Colin earned his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Portland State University. When he’s not at work, you can find Colin at home spending time with his family or exploring the outdoors on a backpacking or skiing adventure.

Colin remains passionate about discovery – both in Nature and in his own life, where he constantly strives to learn and improve. For inspiration, Colin recites a quote from Marcus Aurelius, “Observe always that everything is the result of change, and get used to thinking that there is nothing Nature loves so well as to change existing forms and make new ones of them.”

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