Salem – Gov. Kate Brown recently appointed three Oregonians to the Construction Contractors Board. They will serve four-year terms that expire in June 2019.
The new members:
- Kurt J. Bolser, president of Pickett Mountain Construction in Grants Pass. Mr. Bolser has more than 50 years’ experience in the construction industry both domestically and internationally. He has held licenses in multiple states through his business and that of his former employer, Bechtel Corporation. He is an active member of the Oregon Home Builders Association.
- Jerry L. Jones Jr., president of Lanphere Construction and Development in Beaverton. Mr. Jones has a 20-year history in the construction industry throughout the United States and around the globe. He represents local government on the board as an elected member of the board of directors for Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District in Washington County.
- Susan M. Steward, administrator for the Builder Owners and Managers Association of Oregon, a Portland-based organization representing the commercial real estate industry. She is a member of the Oregon Board of Architect Examiners and, until recently, the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission. She is a public member of the board.
The three replace outgoing members Rob Yorke, Simone Neall, both contractors, and Melvin Oden-Orr, an attorney.
The nine-member board currently has two vacant positions. One must be filled by a contractor who does residential or small commercial remodeling. The other position is designated for a commercial specialty or residential limited contractor.
Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. The board sets policy, adopts rules and hears appeals to proposed agency enforcement orders.
The agency licenses approximately 35,000 contractors. Consumers can verify a contractor’s license or report unlicensed contractors at www.oregon.gov/ccb.
July 7, 2015
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