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Planning and Sustainability

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Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission Roster

Katherine Schultz (Chair), Director, Architect, GBD Architects 

  • Work includes master planning projects; community design code standards; creation of ecodistricts
  • Previous Lake Oswego to Portland CAC advisor
  • Previous CC2035 Plan West Quadrant SAC co-chair
  • Previous Portland Design Commission member
  • AIA Women in Architecture Committee
  • 2017 Portland Business Journal Women of Influence award
  • http://www.gbdarchitects.com/who-we-are/

Michelle Rudd (Vice Chair), Partner, Land Use Attorney, Stoel Rives

  • Work focuses on community development issues related to infrastructure, condemnation and eminent domain and land use permitting and place making. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Masters in City and Regional Planning, Juris Doctorate
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America (current listing land use and eminent domain and condemnation categories)
  • Co-convener Oregon Solutions Lents Job Stabilization Project
  • Various leadership roles in local ULI District Council Member (Exec Committee, 2010-14)
  • Former PSC DRAC representative
  • Former Lead Partner for diversity at Stoel Rives

Chris Smith (Vice Chair), Interactive Marketing, Xerox

  • Experience with planning efforts from the neighborhood through the regional levels
  • Leadership experience on a variety of boards and committees including extensive transportation/multi-modal-related committee work
  • Internet Technologist, Xerox Interactive Marketing — responsible for internet technology for customer-facing web sites, lead Agile software development process to support these sites
  • Member of City of Portland Budget Advisory Committee
  • http://chrissmith.us/

Jeff Bachrach, Land Use Attorney, Bachrach Law

  • Land use and real estate lawyer
  • Legal counsel for HBA (1984-86)
  • Real Estate Advisory Committee for Central City Concern
  • HAP/Home Forward board (2002-11); chair 2007-10
  • PSC representative to the Portland Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC)
  • Previous: REACH CDC, Commercial Real Estate Economic Coalition, the Home Builders Association, and the Chapman Elementary School Foundation board member
  • http://www.bachrachlaw.com/

Andre’ Baugh, Founder and Principal, Group AGB

  • Chair of the Planning and Sustainability Commission 2011-15
  • Group AGB is a diversity management consulting firm, which helps government agencies and businesses with diversity initiatives, policy development and implementation, workforce, monitoring, compliance, and business development / assistance
  • TriMet Transit Equity Advisory Committee
  • Member of minority organizations: National Association of Minority Contractors, Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, and Professional Business Development Group

Ben Bortolazzo, Partner, Director of Planning & Design, OTAK

  • Global experience as design professional in Europe, Middle East and United States
  • Congress for New Urbanism Associate Member (2003 - present)
  • Woodstock Land Use Committee Co-Chair (2015-present)

Mike Houck, Executive Director, Urban Greenspaces Institute

  • 47 years of work promoting the integration of the built and natural environments in the Portland-Vancouver region
  • Founded the Urban Naturalist program at Portland Audubon Society of Portland in 1982 and co-founded the Coalition for a Livable Future in 1994 to better integrate urban conservation with social justice and equity issues
  • Co-founded and serves on the board of The Intertwine Alliance (www.theintertwine.org) which is dedicated to creating a world-class park, trail, and natural area system for the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region
  • Co-editor of Wild in the City, A Guide to Portland's Natural Areas (2000) and Wild in the City, Exploring The Intertwine released by OSU Press in the fall of 2011
  • Recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for his work by the National Garden Club of America, Frances K. Hutchinson Medal; City of Heidelberg Germany’s Award for Environmental Excellence; and was recognized with Portland State University’s Urban Pioneer Award
  • http://www.urbangreenspaces.org/staff

Katie Larsell, Ministerial Advisor, Oregon Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice

  • East Portland advocate
  • Member of the Portland Budget Advisory Committee
  • Previous co-chair of the East Portland Action Plan
  • Previous member of Portland 2030 Bicycle Master Plan Steering Committee
  • Served 8 years on the Parkrose School Board (3 years as Vice-Chair, 3 years as Chair)
  • Previous career as an industrial engineer

Daisy Quiñonez, Youth Commissioner

  • Tenant Education Coordinator, Community Alliance of Tenants
  • Member, Metro Committee on Racial Equity
  • Previous Program Organizer, The Bus Project

Eli Spevak, Owner, Orange Splot LLC

  • Founder, Orange Splot, LLC, with a mission to pioneer new models of community-oriented, affordable, green housing developments in Portland
  • Managed the finance and construction of over 250 units of affordable housing through community-based non-profit organizations
  • Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University; Physics degree from Swarthmore College
  • Volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity, Dignity Village
  • http://www.orangesplot.net/ 

Teresa St Martin, Principal EcoBroker, Windermere Real Estate

  • Master of Science degree in Technology Management from Pepperdine University
  • BAs in Political Science Japanese Language & Literature from the University of Washington
  • Certified Ecobroker since April 2006
  • First Realtor in Oregon to achieve the National Association of Realtors Green Designee credential in 2009
  • Served on the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors Board of Directors; Sustainable Practices Committee chair
  • Member of the Residential Infill Project SAC (2015-16)
  • In her words: “Portland is a vibrant community of people who respect nature, love food and have a generous spirit. The proximity to the mountains and the ocean as well as the micro neighborhoods full of character make Portland my ideal home.”