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April Membership Meeting- Alternative Housing Panel

  • April 11, 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Fairview City Hall - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024


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Our April Lunch Meeting will be on Alternative Housing and will feature a panel on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's).  We are excited to host the interactive conversation on alternative house and how it impacts our communities. 

We have added an additional speaker to today's panel on Alternative Housing. Patrick Quinton, Co-Founder and CEO of Dweller, Inc. will join Local ADU Expert Kol Peterson and Troutdale Community Development Director Chris Damgen to discuss Accessory Dwelling Units, their current trends, and how they can impact our communities. There is still time to register and be a part of this fantastic event this morning and will be a panel you will not want to miss. See below To learn more about Patrick Quinton and the rest of our esteemed panel for today's lunch meeting. 

Patrick Quinton served for over five years as the Executive Director of Prosper Portland (formerly the Portland Development Commission), the real estate and economic development agency for the city of Portland, Oregon. During his tenure, Portland emerged from the Great Recession to create one of the best performing metro economies in the U.S. Under Patrick’s leadership, PDC invested in over 800 businesses over five years, jump-started the creation of nearly 50,000 net new jobs and attracted $1.5B in private investment.

Prior to his tenure at PDC, Patrick served in leadership roles in both the commercial finance and community banking industries, including at Shorebank Corporation, the internationally recognized leader in community revitalization. Patrick earned a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Dartmouth College.

Kol Peterson

Kol Peterson is an ADU expert based in Portland, Oregon, who has helped catalyze the exponential growth of ADUs in Portland over the last decade through ADU advocacy, education, consulting, policy work, and entrepreneurship. He is the author of Backdoor Revolution-The Definitive Guide to ADU Development. He is the owner of Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel, the first tiny house hotel in the world, and organizer of Portland’s popular ADU Tour.  He consults with homeowners about ADUs on their property, and teaches ADU classes for homeowners and for real estate agents in Oregon, Washington, and California. He edits and manages,,, and

Kol developed and lived in a detached new construction ADU in 2011, and developed a basement/garage conversion ADU in 2018. He has a masters degree in environmental planning from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Prior to his ADU work, Kol worked in the federal government for ten years in Washington, DC and Portland, Oregon.

Chris Damgen

Chris Damgen joined the City of Troutdale in 2015 as a senior planner and was promoted to Community Development Director in 2016. Prior to Troutdale, he served for eight years in several planning and development roles for the City of Hardeeville, South Carolina. Chris graduated with a masters degree in city & regional planning from Clemson University in 2007.  His particular interests in the field are in downtown development, community design, civic engagement, and how emerging technologies may impact communities in the future

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