Bob Hansen

Profile Updated: September 11, 2017
(City) State or Country Corvallis, OR USA
Military Service US Army Corps of Engineers  
Children, grandchildren One son, Rion ( named after the constellation, Orion) born in 1995... a couple of his quotes at age More…8-10..
"Dad, the end of one great adventure is the beginning of the next." and

"Dad, I like chaos and I like people, and I think we will find both in New York City." Two months later, when he was 10, we were exploring New York City.
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I consider myself a social entrepreneur whose primary activities include organizing community events, environmental activism, and political organizing.

Current activities include
Chair and board member, Friends of the Columbia Gorge; Acting Chair, Klickitat County Democrat Party

Past board memberships: Klickitat Trail Conservancy, Society for Ecological Restoration, Northwest Chapter; Institute for Applied Ecology, Salem Audubon Society, Salem City Club, Oregon Association of County Engineers and Surveyors

Education:
Oregon State University, Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, 1969
Portland State University, Masters of Business Administration, 1976
Harvard's John Kennedy School of Government, Program for Senior Executives in Local Government, 1990
University of Colorado at Denver, Rocky Mountain Program, 1996

Professional Career (last title listed and total period employed):
First Lieutenant, United States Army, 1969-71
Senior Engineer, City of Portland Bureau of Sanitary Engineering, 1971-1974
Assistant Director of Public Works, Marion County, Oregon, 1975-1978
Director of Public Works, Marion County, Oregon, 1980-2001

Other activities:
Traveled around the world from 1978-1980, primarily exploring the mountains of the world
Built a home in the Columbia Gorge, 1989-2003
Snowboarding, road and mountain biking, and bird watching (http://community.gorge.net/birding)

Being a father, son, brother and friend
Contact information: bobhansen@gorge.net 503 881 5889 ( c)
2060 SW 49th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333

School Memories

July, 2005
This is not about knowing about me. It is about communicating how important our Corvallis experience is in my life, from the time I entered kindergarten at Harding School, Highland View Junior High and culminating with Corvallis High. You and our experiences are my reality, my reference point. As I go through life, I compare what I observe, with what I experienced during my formative years in Corvallis. What I generally conclude is that my classmates in Corvallis were some of the brightest, kindest, most interesting and fun people I have known and represent a very diverse spectrum of our society. Thank you for the critical times we shared. We can imagine things being different, like changing channels on a TV, but the reality is we are stuck with what we had and I believe it was very good. Thanks again.

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John, Thank you so much for staying in touch! Wishing you a wonderful day, year and journey.

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Best wishes Don on the celebration of your life!

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Anna,

Wishing you and your family a wonderful day and year.

Bob

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Happy life celebration Rich. Thank you for the fun times we shared,. I visit the old Troop 2 cabin every once in awhile, Of course the cabin is gone but the massive fireplace remains as a monument The campsites we knew are no longer used as far as I can tell. Our Owl Patrol site is just a nice place in the forest now. Times changes... all that was 60 years ago... I will never forget your success in the 180 yard low hurdles at the state track meet. One of my best friends later in life was in the finals with you, Frank Savage from Marshall HS. I think you placed in the top 4 in the State of Oregon. I was so proud of you and happy for you.

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Posted on: Oct 30, 2017 at 1:03 PM

Belated Happy Birthday Bob. I've been on the road, then an opening at Verum Ultimum in Portland I have a work in, so finally a chance to see the Mac! Hope the year ahead is great one!

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Posted on: Oct 29, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Happy birthday, my good old friend and neighbor so long ago. My best to you as we grow old gracefully.

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Posted on: Sep 07, 2017 at 2:25 PM

Players compete in a 1976 open chess tournament in Portland OR. From left to right: Mike Schemm, Harold Brown, Allan Hill, and Jeff Holmes.
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Well said!

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Nov 05, 2016 at 7:21 PM

Folks,

It is great to get your messages and comments. I really want read and respond to them, but I am having problems getting some of the messages and I prefer connecting directly via email, texting or telephone conversations.

Cheers...
Bob
(503) 881-5889
bobhansen@peak.org

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