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Contact a District Liaison

A thumbnail size image of the BPS district liaison map showing the six districts in the city of Portland. This image is not intended to be legible or interactive.
Learn about the District Planning program at the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS). Find contact information for the City Planners (also known as District Liaisons or DLs) designated for the six districts across the City.
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The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) has city planners assigned to six specific geographic areas of the city. These city planners serve as District Liaisons (or "DLs" for short) between BPS and community partners to help neighborhoods flourish as welcoming, accessible, and comfortable places to live, work, shop, learn, gather, and play.

About District Liaison roles


  • Understand each district's issues, needs, and opportunities


  • Build relationships with community members
  • Gather and share information
  • Infuse City projects, policies, and investments with community priorities

Solve problems

  • Serve as technical advisors and resources for neighbors, organizations, businesses, and institutions
  • Tackle planning, design, and development challenges through collaborative quick-response projects

District Liaisons were key participants in the City's 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

Find and contact a District Liaison

BPS has an online map tool to help find which district a property is located in, and get contact information for the city planner serving as the District Liaison for the area.

Explore the District Liaisons online map tool

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District Liaisons by district

Contact information, pronouns, and languages spoken for the District Liaisons are also listed below alphabetically by district name.

Central City

Troy Doss, Senior City Planner

Contact Troy Doss

East Portland

Héctor Rodríguez Ruiz, City Planner II
se habla español

Contact Héctor Rodriguez Ruiz

North Portland

Kevin Bond, City Planner II

Contact Kevin Bond

Northeast Portland

Valeria Tapia, City Planner II
se habla español

Contact Valeria Tapia

Southeast Portland

Bill Cunningham, Senior City Planner

Contact Bill Cunningham

West Portland

Joan Frederiksen, City Planner II
se habla español

Contact Joan Frederiksen

Mary Hoffmann, City Planner II

Contact Mary Hoffmann