July 25, 2022

Jordan Ramis Adds City Development Veteran Chris Damgen


PORTLAND, OREGON (July 25, 2022) – Jordan Ramis PC, a full-service business law firm in the Pacific Northwest, announces the addition of Chris Damgen as a Land Use Planner. Damgen will work across multiple practices at the law firm, including Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental and Natural Resources.

Damgen joins the firm from the City of Troutdale, where he was hired as a senior planner in 2015 and then appointed Community Development Director in 2016. In Troutdale, he worked with city departments and agencies providing planning-related services through land use applications and long-range planning efforts, and established the city’s economic and tourism development responsibilities. Prior to Troutdale, Damgen served for eight years in several planning and development roles for the City of Hardeeville, South Carolina.

“Jordan Ramis provides me the opportunity to assist clients in envisioning the future of their properties and communities by helping them find innovative strategies and unconventional solutions to development complexities,” Damgen said. “This new role also allows me to share my extensive knowledge about downtown development, community design, civic engagement, and exploring how emerging technologies impact communities.”

Damgen received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in community and regional planning from Clemson University. While enrolled, he served as a planning intern with the City of Clemson, South Carolina.

With support from the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association, Damgen has been a past co-host of a monthly podcast discussing a variety of planning topics and related issues. A native of New Jersey, he enjoys life in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two sons.

 About Jordan Ramis PC

Founded in 1963, Jordan Ramis PC is a law firm dedicated to the businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs building and defining the future of the Pacific Northwest. As a regionally focused, full-service business law firm, we empower clients to make smart business decisions on challenging issues. For more information, visit JordanRamis.com.

Tags: Environmental and Natural Resources, Real Estate and Land Use

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