About Us

Ed Murphy partners with some of the finest experts in planning and development services to create highly customized teams, specifically organized to handle a wide range of projects. You can see a list of the people Ed works or associates with on our “Partners” page, or read the following to find out more about Ed Murphy.


  • Bachelor’s in Sociology, Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington
  • Masters in Urban Planning, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
  • Continuing education and training in public sector management, land use planning, economic development, land use law, and real estate finance.

Professional Registrations and Affiliations

  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • Urban Land Insitute (ULI)

Career Practice

  • Community Development Director, City of Troutdale, Oregon
  • Community Development Director, City of Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Community Development Director, City of Tigard, Oregon
  • Principal and owner, Ed Murphy & Associates (consulting firm)

Major Clients Served

  • Riverside Homes, Inc.
  • JLS Custom Homes
  • Richard Ackerman/OPUS NW
  • Metro (Parks)
  • Sierra Pacific Development Co.
  • Pacific Sante Fe Corp.
  • Eslinger Builders, Inc.
  • Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)
  • Aspen NW LLC
  • SyKart Indoor Racing Center
  • Brian McCarl & Co.
  • Newland Communities NW
  • Specht Development, Inc.
  • Evergreen Aviation Museum
  • City of Oregon City, Oregon
  • City of Beaverton, Oregon
  • City of Grants Pass, Oregon
  • City of Gresham, Oregon
  • City of Vancouver, Washington
  • City of Lakewood, Washington
  • City of Newcastle, Washington
  • City of University Place, Washington
  • Clark County, Washington
  • Portland Community College
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Tigard-Tualatin School District
  • North Clackamas School District
  • Hillsboro School District
  • MITCH Charter School
  • Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District