University of Oregon

Community Service Center

Mike Howard


Michael Howard

Assistant Program Director
Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience


M. Community & Regional Planning
University of Oregon

B.S. Political Science
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


American Institute of Certified Planners
American Planning Association

Sustainable Building Advising
Sustainable Building Advisor Institute

Mike Howard currently serves as an Assistant Program Director with the CSC’s Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience. In that capacity he develops local and state natural hazard mitigation plans and recovery frameworks. Mike gained experience in post-disaster recovery planning in Haiti following the 2008 hurricane season where he worked with rural communities engaged in physical and economic recovery projects.


  • Resiliency planning
  • Land-use permit review
  • Entitlement planning
  • Affordable housing development
  • Open-space planning.
  • Green building and neighborhood design
  • Affordable housing
  • Multi-modal transportation planning
  • Environmental education