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For the students and newer members of our profession, or even those looking to add to their resource directories we thought it might be time to mention some of the professional organizations that seasoned members of ELGL members use as resources. Since you are already looking at ELGL we will assume you are already on the right track. If you have not joined yet you are encouraged to do so. Join ELGL: Students (free), individuals ($20), and organizations ($250).

Now on to the other organizations that could help as you develop your career.

OAMR . OAMR is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing “the quality of our office” and to
encouraging “dedication to our profession…” by providing quality educationalsessions and promoting professionalism within the recorders office.

OCCMA. The Oregon City/County Management Association is an organization comprised of Oregon city and county managers, chief city administrators, assistants to city and county managers and administrators, and a few other consultants and academics professionally interested in local government in Oregon.

OACP. The Oregon Association Chiefs of Police was founded in 1953 with the intended purpose of enhancing the professionalism of Law Enforcement in Oregon.   The founding Chiefs envisioned creating an association that would promote training and information sharing to facilitate the professional growth of Chiefs of Police,  command staff, supervisors, line officers and support personnel.  The Oregon Association Chiefs of Police rapidly became a leader both on the state and national  level in the effort to enhance the profession.

OMFOA. OMFOA was organized in 1940 and promotes professionalism and excellence in public financial management. In pursuit of our mission, OMFOA is committed to:

  • Fostering individual professional growth.
  • Advancing the profession.
  • Furthering standards and policies for the benefit of our communities and our members.
  • Monitoring and reviewing legislative and judicial activities as they relate to our membership.

APA OR.  Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association  – recipient of APA’s Karen B. Smith Chapter of the Year Award in 2004 and 1994.  The Chapter’s mission is to carry out the objectives of the American Planning Association (APA) and to promote the art and science of planning in Oregon.

OFCA  The Oregon Fire Chiefs Association proudly serves Oregon’s fire service. A membership organization, OFCA strives to provide leadership and valued services to support fire chiefs and administrative officers throughout the state.

PEO. Engineering Professionals Committed to a Code of Conduct, Ethics, Professionalism, a Standard of Technical Excellence and Public Safety.



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