Sam Shogren

Washington County Cultural Coalition

Our Principal, Sam Shogren, was appointed to Washington County's Arts, Heritage and Humanities Coalition by the Washington County Board of Supervisors in January of 2007. This month Sam assumed a leadership position within the Coalition by volunteering to steer the Coalition's efforts at rewriting the Washington County's Cultural Plan. The Coalition was formed at the County level in response to the formation of the Oregon Cultural Trust by the state legislature in 2001. Today the Coalition re-grants funds given the County by the Oregon Cultural Trust. And in accordance with the initial legislation of the Cultural Trust each county and…

Successful Accreditation!

We are pleased to announce that Journeys of the Heart Adoption Services located in Hillsboro, Oregon joined a distinguished group of Hague Convention certified international adoption agencies on Febuary 29th! (see www.travel.state.gov/family/adoption/convention/convention_4169.html# for a complete list) Sam has worked with the Journey's staff and Board for the past 14 months on the Agency's challange of facing a dual accreditation crisis. Not only did Journeys need to be reaccredited by the governing authority, the Council on Accreditation (COA), during 2007, but it faced the need to achieve a higher, potentially agency closing benchmark. 2007 marked the move by the US State…

International School of Beaverton

Worked with the formation of the Friends of ISB (FrISB) Prepared nonprofit incorporation paper for FrISB Guided development and wrote corporate bylaws Guided and prepared submission of 501c3 application to IRS Guided Board through initial development and establishment of a nonprofit

Working Waterfront Museum (Past Exec. Director)

Working Waterfront Museum, 705 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA. 98402 (970.925.3721) (10/2002-7/2003) Served as part-time contract administrator & consultant to the Board of the Working Waterfront Museum. Oversaw and managed daily operations, completed Phase 1 construction project serving as Construction Superintendent, Owner's Representative and Laborer; served as Exhibit Director opening first professional museum exhibition (1,600 sq.ft.), and worked with Board to rescue and preserve a 45,000 ft2, National Register of Historic Places eligible maritime warehouse. Programs & Exhibitions: Institutional & program planning Construction Superintendent (supervision of trades and unions, and exhibition volunteers, assessment of work done) Coordination of project with lead…

Publications & Collateral Materials – Sam Shogren

Exhibit Catalog Lace and Leaves: The Art of Dolly Smith. Editor. Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME. 1994. Articles “MEG, EMP [the Experience Music Project] and the Changing History Museum.” History News, Nashville, Tenn.: American Association for State and Local History, Vol. 56 #4, Autumn (Dec.) 2001. "Preserving a Maritime Heritage: The Penobscot Marine Museum Turns Sixty.”Camden, ME.: Maine Boat and Harbors, November, 1996. “Introduction.” Penobscot Bay: The Land, The Bay and The People. Rockland, ME.: The Island Institute, 1994. “Historical Perspective.” Penobscot Bay: The Land, The Bay and The People. Rockland, ME.: The Island Institute, 1994. “Working the Bay.” Camden,…

Education & Professional Development

M.P.A., Public Administration with a Concentration in Nonprofit Management Graduated March 2005 (60 credit hours, quarter system) Division of Public Administration, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207 2000-2005 Coursework included: Strategic Planning, Public Human Resource Management, Public Budgeting, Administrative Theory & Behavior, Public Policy: Formation & Process, Administrative Ethics and Values, Administrative Law and Policy, Analytical Methods, Introduction to Public Administration, Case Analysis, Values Based Management. Research & Policy Focus: Preservation, Arts and Culture, Cultural Tourism, Civil Society Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Management Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Development Institute for Nonprofit Management, Mark O.…