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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Structural Engineering Advisory Committee

The Structural Engineering Advisory Committee is appointed by the Mayor and consists of three members and three alternates licensed in Oregon to practice structural engineering. Members shall serve 3-year terms and may be appointed to consecutive terms. In addition, the Director, or designee, shall be an ex-officio member of the board. 

This board advises the Director and/or the Appeals Board in structural matters relative to reasonable interpretation and to alternate materials and methods of construction.

The Committee meets as needed, when topics arise.

The current members of the Structural Engineering Advisory Committee are:
Name Membership Category Term Expires
David Nilles
August 31, 2020
Kent Yu Co-Chair June 26, 2021
Mark Tobin Member June 26, 2021
Josh McDowell Member June 26, 2021
Trent Nagele Member June 26, 2021
Clinton Ambrose Member June 26, 2021
Primary Staff Contact to the Committee: Doug Morgan (503) 823-5824 | Amit Kumar (503) 823-7561

For more information about the Structural Advisory Committee, you may contact Amit Kumar at the Bureau of Development Services at 503-823-7561 or