Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.78
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date April 30, 2015
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Oregon State University
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Has the institution adopted a framework for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy and operations?:

A brief description of the policies and procedures that ensure community stakeholder engagement is applied systematically and regularly across the institution’s activities:

In an effort to enhance the livability of the Corvallis community and minimize the impacts of growth associated with Oregon State University, the City of Corvallis and Oregon State launched and are implementing elements of Collaboration Corvallis, which utilizes an extensive public planning and citizen involvement process.

A brief description of how the institution identifies and engages community stakeholders, including any vulnerable or underrepresented groups:

Starting in 2012, the Collaboration utilized three citizen work groups to evaluate current matters and concerns associated with traffic and parking; planning and housing; and livability in neighborhoods close to campus.

A joint steering committee made up of City and OSU representatives oversees the overall Collaboration project, as well as the three work groups.

The work groups engaged with community and campus stakeholders – as well as planning, housing and traffic experts – to evaluate and recommend potential solutions and new strategies to the Corvallis City Council and the leadership of Oregon State University.

Priority topics to be addressed include:
neighborhood parking
code enforcement, including noise and trash
infill design
rental housing codes
traffic mitigation
housing density in OSU neighborhoods

List of identified community stakeholders:

Neighborhood residents
Neighborhood associations
Students living off campus
Downtown businesses
Monroe Ave. business cluster
City council
Planning Commission
City of Corvallis staff
Law enforcement
Property management agencies
Community college representatives
Affordable housing representatives
Faculty and staff

A brief description of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes from the previous three years:

Since Collaboration Corvallis was formed in 2012, hundreds of community meetings have taken place and plans have been enacted that will reduce noise, trash and behavior issues in neighborhoods; reduce traffic congestion around and on campus; increase parking availability in surrounding neighborhoods; and change city land development code to improve new development compatibility with existing development.
More at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/collaboration/documents/

The website URL where information about the institution’s community stakeholder engagement framework and activities is available:

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