Jason has served as Hillsboro 2020 Vision Advisor since 1999. Hillsboro 2020 was named Project of the Year by the International Association for Public Participation, received a League of Oregon Cities Good Governance award and has offered a laboratory for learning about and perfecting the tools and strategies that make visioning work.
JRO recently led a community visioning effort for Hopkinsville-Christian County, KY, located just north of Nashville, TN. Using input from thousands of people, JRO worked with a local Task Force to create long-range vision and action plan that celebrates, integrates and advances the county’s agricultural heritage, urban centers and emerging socioeconomic opportunities.
The Beaverton Community Vision, with guidance from a citizen-led Visioning Advisory Committee, directly engaged more than 5,000 citizens over two years of creative outreach. Input was received in six languages, through community events and forums, surveys, idea boxes, website, video and other vehicles.