Dan Vizzini

Secretary & Oregon Health and Science University, Center for Evidence-based Policy

Dan Vizzini (Secretary, Executive and Finance Committee) is actively involved in a diverse collection of career and personal endeavors focused on issues of public finance, civic engagement, and strategic planning. He spends most of his time as a policy analyst with the Center for Evidence-based Policy at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, working with state, regional and private sector partners on healthcare reform, data aggregation to support strategic decision-making, and alternative payment systems to promote quality health outcomes.

Dan also serves as a senior fellow at the Portland State University Center for Public Service, where he co-produces an annual training program in civic engagement for Japanese public, private and community leaders. He also serves as a mentor to visiting public sector managers from the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Dan’s career has included nearly 30 years of public service at the City of Portland where he worked as a public finance specialist, policy and legislative analyst, customer service supervisor, and assessments manager. During his tenure as a project manager in the City’s Bureau of Environmental Services, Dan investigated and experimented with market-based strategies to advance stormwater management and watershed health goals.

In addition to his work at the City, Dan has served as a principal consultant with Carollo Engineers, specializing in integrated water resource management, public finance and policy, utility governance, strategic planning, and stakeholder engagement. He also managed a team of analysts for Thetus Corporation, a Portland-based developer of analysis and modeling software and services. 

Dan’s commitment to community has included a ten-year tenure as a commissioner and frequent chairman of the Lake Oswego Planning Commission. In 2002, the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association recognized Dan for Distinguished Leadership by a Community Planner. In 2010, the Lake Oswego City Council unanimously appointed Dan to fill a five-month vacancy on the Council.

Dan was born and raised in Ewing Township, New Jersey, along the Delaware River.  He attended Boston University, on the banks of the Charles River, where he graduated with a BA in economics and a minor in public finance.  He resides in Lake Oswego, near the source of Nettle Creek, a tributary of Tryon Creek in the Willamette River Watershed.