Distinguishing Qualities of Elaine Howard Consulting, LLC

Elaine Howard Consulting, LLC offers a wide range of services to localities in Oregon which are starting urban renewal and also to localities which already have existing urban renewal plans. The qualities for which our firm is recognized are:

  • Presenting the complexities of tax increment financing/urban renewal to varied audiences
  • Bringing a positive approach to all projects
  • Excellent communication skills with all stakeholders
  • The ability to quickly discern a client's needs and be responsive to those needs
  • The reliability to deliver products on time, and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Superior attention to detail - ORS 457 is complex - We know how to navigatge it!
  • Excellent problem solving and consensus building skills
  • Building on the assets of a community
  • The ability to produce clearly written documents which effectively communicate complex issues

We have made presentations to and participated in tours for:

Oregon Mayors Conference 2022 Newport, OR

Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association Spring Meeting 2019

League of Oregon Cities - Urban Renewal Seminar 2018

Oregon Government Finance Officers Association Spring Meeting 2018

OEDA Urban Renewal Breakout session 2017

Oregon City Business Alliance Fall 2016

Association of Oregon Redevelopment Agencies, Spring 2016

Oregon League of Cities, September 2015

OCCMA Oregon City and County Managers Association 2015

OLLI seminars on urban renewal 2013 (2 day long seminars)

Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association Spring Meeting 2013

Oregon League of Cities Annual Meeting 2012

Oregon Economic Development Association Spring Meeting 2012

Council of Development Finance Associations National Meeting 2011

Oregon Main Street 2011











We have also presented "Urban Renewal 101" to many cities and organizations.