Megan Smith

Megan Smith
Megan Smith

IPRE Director, RARE Program Director


Phone: 541-346-3881

M Urban & Regional Planning
University of Oregon

BS Geography & Sociology
Southern Oregon State University


American Institute of Certified Planners
American Planning Association

Megan Smith is an Executive Director with the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (formerly the Community Service Center) and the Program Director of Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE). Megan specializes in citizen outreach and education as a tool for planning and community development. Megan’s work focuses on watershed and river related-planning and rural issues. Her most recent work includes citizen involvement and outreach for the McKenzie Watershed Council and community development projects for the U.S. Forest Service and Lane County.


  • Rural Development
  • Citizen Involvement
  • Watershed Planning
  • Career Development