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Libby Barg Bakke

Specialties: Community Planning & Visioning

Bringing the Best Ideas to Life

Whether the topic is a development plan for a city’s downtown core or a neighborhood’s vision for an ideal dog park, community decisions are important and, oftentimes, controversial. Barney & Worth contributes to planning processes that are designed to involve a full range of stakeholders and provide decision-makers with the information and options they need to take action.

Barney & Worth Expertise

  • Proven methods to reach and motivate a range of people to participate in meaningful ways
  • Deft facilitation and mediation abilities
  • Excellent listening and writing skills to accurately capture ideas and input
  • Commitment to involving a wide diversity of people with a variety of perspectives

Featured Projects

  • Monmouth Engaged
    Barney & Worth recently completed a community-wide visioning process called Monmouth Engaged for the City of Monmouth. The plan sets the road map for the city’s future…
  • Livable Hermiston
    Livable Hermiston is a community-wide visioning process sponsored by the City of Hermiston and Greater Hermiston Area Chamber of Commerce to identify future community liability assets that will continue to make Hermiston a great place to live…
  • Dallas Community Branding and Marketing Strategy
    For the community of Dallas, OR (population 14,600), Barney & Worth developed a strategy to market Dallas for business recruitment and tourism. The products included a fresh community brand along with marketing strategies for business recruitment and tourism…
  • Beaverton Marketing Plan
    Beaverton has a vision for its future, yet lacked a way to communicate with the public how the implementation of the vision has created a livable community. Barney & Worth created a marketing plan that identified actions and strategies to communicate the vision of Beaverton to its residents, business community and the region…
  • Cully-Concordia Community Assessment And Action Plan
    Barney & Worth led an extensive public outreach effort to involve community members in an assessment of two neighborhoods in NE Portland. The Cully-Concordia Community Assessment was, from the start…
  • Pierce County Agriculture Strategic Plan
    U.S. agricultural lands are disappearing nationwide. This trend is accelerated on the urban fringe of many regions, and Pierce County, Washington has lost…
  • Salem Vision 2020
    Barney & Worth facilitated the creation of Salem Vision 2020 – a community action plan for the City’s core downtown center. Over a six month period, 3,500 surveys…


Barney & Worth, Inc., established in 1978, is an award-winning firm providing professional consulting services for public agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Barney & Worth and its clients are partners in building better communities, to ensure that infrastructure and services are in place in time to meet pressing community needs.

The firm’s project assignments cover the full range of programs and services for which state and local government agencies are responsible. Barney & Worth contributes expertise in strategic communications, public involvement, program assessment and planning.

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