Bachelor of Science, Portland State University, 1982. Master of Public Administration, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, 1998. Doctorate, Washington State University, 2016.
Senior policy analyst Oregon Economic Development, Salem, 1982—1988. Director of METRO Planning and Development, Portland, 1988—1992, Oregon City Community Development, 1994—1998, Clark County Community Development, Vancouver, Washington, 1999—2007. Senior associate Citygate Associates, Sacramento, 2007-2017. CEO/President, Carson & Associates, 2018-Present.
(Online publication regard change management practice and ...)2018
Transit Oriented Development in the Portland Metropolitan Area1993
Metropolitan Greenspaces Campaign: A Strategic and Financial Plan1993
Mr. Carson believes in God. Beyond that, he does not discuss his religious beliefs.
Mr. Carson is politically independent and non-partisan. As a life-long, career government official, Mr. Carson avoided all political affiliations in order to present himself as unbiased. Now that he is semi-retired, he still does consulting and continues this.
Board member American Planning Association, Portland, 1988—1992, Seattle, 2002—2005, Kit Carson Historie Foundation, Taos, New Mexico, 1995—1999. Member of American Planning Association (Professional Achievement award 1992), International City County Manager Associate, Urban Planning Institute.
Mr. Carson's personality is reflected in his consulting work. He consults with organizational leaders on how to make their organizations more performance efficient and cost-effective. He also helps them optimize their human resource potential. He does the same in his life - in moderation.
Married Emma L. Carson, August 8, 2019. Children: Jade L., Anna S., December J., Christopher D.