People and the Land: An Oral History of Oregon’s Statewide Land Use Planning Program

Interview with James B. (Jim) Knight

Title

Interview with James B. (Jim) Knight

Files

Streaming Media

Interview Date

4-24-2017

Duration

1:05:40

Publication Date

2017

Subjects

Land use -- Oregon -- Planning

Abstract

James Knight was interviewed on April 24, 2017, by Michael Rupp.

Jim Knight's career in public agencies spanned thirty-three years. From 1970 to 1974 he worked in Buffalo, New York, for the Erie County Division of Planning and for the Office for the Aging. In June 1974 he joined the Oregon Department of Land Conservation (DLCD), which administers Oregon's land use planning program. He retired from DLCD in March 2003.

Biographical

Jim Knight's career in public agencies spanned thirty-three years. From 1970 to 1974 he worked in Buffalo, New York, for the Erie County Division of Planning and for the Office for the Aging. In June 1974 he joined the Oregon Department of Land Conservation (DLCD), which administers Oregon's land use planning program. Knight was involved with drafting the Statewide Planning Goals and with preparing and submitting the state's application for certification under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act. He was also one of the DLCD's first field representatives to the Columbia Gorge, Portland Metro, and Willamette Valley regions. Knight was appointed manager of the department's Rural and Community Services Division in 1991, and then given additional responsibility managing DLCD's Rural and Community Services Division in 2002. He retired from DLCD in March 2003.

Rights

This digital access copy is made available as streaming media for personal, educational, and non-commercial use within the parameters of "fair use" as defined under U.S. Copyright law. It cannot be reproduced, distributed, or screened for commercial purposes. For more information, please contact Special Collections at Portland State University Library at: specialcollections@pdx.edu or (503) 725-9883.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21817

Disciplines

Urban Studies and Planning

Interview with James B. (Jim) Knight

Share

COinS