Gary Darnielle, Program Manager, is 1 of 2 attorneys in LCOG's Legal Services Division. He is currently city attorney for Canyonville, Oregon, assistant city attorney for Coburg, Oregon and has been a Lane County Land Use and Infractions hearings official since 1983. Gary also serves as Eugene's Infraction's hearings official and as Springfield's Land Use hearings official for that city's urbanizable area. Since joining LCOG in 1976, he has worked in the 208 Water Quality Program, served as Lane County's LCDC coordinator, and has provided current planning assistance to many of Lane County's cities.
Gary has a Doctor's of Jurisprudence and Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. During winter term, he teaches the Legal Issues course at the University of Oregon's Planning, Public Policy, and Management (PPPM) graduate program. Each summer at the Oregon Planning Institute, Gary presents a course in the legal requirements of the planning office and often hosts a training session for planning commissioners and planning staff from around the state.