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About the Stormwater Solutions Team

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The Oregon Environmental Council and a team of 18 experts from around the state – dubbed the “Stormwater Solutions Team” – worked for over a year to develop a broad range of creative strategies for developers, builders, designers, state and local governments, and others to overcome existing barriers to successful stormwater management. The Stormwater Solutions Team consists of the following members:

Jenine Camilleri is the Stormwater Coordinator for the Surface Water Management Section of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. She started in this position in March 2006 and has worked for DEQ for six years. Her experience is primarily in NDPDES industrial and construction stormwater permits.

Karen DeBaker is the Public Information Specialist for Clean Water Services, a sewer and stormwater management utility for 500,000 residents of Washington County, west of Portland. For the past six years she has managed the District’s printed and electronic communications. She also oversees the District’s public education and outreach programs such as the award-winning River Rangers school program.

Linda Dobson is the Sustainable Stormwater Program Manager for the City of Portland. She leads a multi-disciplinary team of professionals dedicated to demonstrating and incenting, providing policy & technical assistance, and developing educational outreach materials to promote sustainable stormwater management strategies.

Steve Fancher is representing the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies (ACWA). He is a licensed Civil Engineer and manages the City of Gresham’s Watershed Management Division, which provides stormwater design, maintenance, permitting, and natural resource services.  Prior to the City of Gresham, Steve worked for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services for 11 years.  He oversaw Portland’s Stormwater Management Manual and helped create Portland’s Green Streets Program.

Ollie Fick developed the City of Bend’s stormwater program from scratch. Prior to joining the City of Bend three years ago, he managed the Underground Injection Control program at DEQ’s Bend office. Ollie has also worked as an environmental scientist and regulatory specialist for CH2MHill and a Fortune 100 forest products company.

William Fletcher is the ODOT”s Water Resources/ Quality Program coordinator. He is trained in geology and fluvial geomorphology, and has experience working on water resources, wetlands, bank erosion and sediment quality.

Maynard Flohaug is a certified stormwater engineer for Rogue Valley Sewer Services based in Central Point, Oregon. He manages the Phase II stormwater program for the cities of Central Point, Phoenix, Talent and a portion of Jackson County.  Before moving to Oregon, Maynard managed the phase I stormwater and NPDES programs for the City of Elk Grove, CA.

Derek Godwin serves OSU Extension Service as a statewide watershed management specialist and staff chair for Marion County. He is part of a group of Extension Sea Grant watershed educators who have been working on an Oregon NEMO program over the last few years. Their initial efforts served small coastal communities and they are currently conducting a needs assessment in several communities in Western Oregon.

Randy Hansell is a Senior Green Building Consultant with Earth Advantage, Inc. Earth Advantage is a nonprofit organization that provides certification for homes in the Northwest that meet standards of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, resource efficiency and environmental responsibility. Randy is currently a member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes committee.

Dan Hoyt is the former Associate Vice President of Entitlements for Costa Pacific Communities. Costa Pacific specializes in developing complete communities, such as Orenco Station in Hillsboro and Villebois in Wilsonville. Dan holds a B. S.  in Environmental Planning and a MBA. Before joining Costa Pacific in 2004, Dan worked with TriMet, where he was part of the management team that planned and built the light rail system.

Brett Hulstrom is with the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, and he is the chair of the Pollution Prevention Outreach Team (P2O). P2O is a group of staff from Portland metro are agencies working together to implement comprehensive pollution prevention programs, such as the Eco-Logical Business Certification Program.

Teresa Huntsinger is the Oregon Environmental Council’s Program Director for Clean Rivers. She joined OEC in May 2006 and has experience in regional planning, public policy, sustainable development and coalition-building with the Coalition for a Livable Future and the U.S. Peace Corps. She serves on the board of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and received her B.A. in Biology & Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon.

Jim McCauley is the Vice President for Government Affairs with Portland Metro Home Builders Association.  He is a graduate of Oregon State University College of Forestry.  Jim has held government affairs positions within the forest industry, trade associations and government agencies.  He has worked in water quality issues for the Department of Environmental Quality and on several technical and policy level advisory committees in the northwest.

Calvin Noling, P.E. has BS and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering and 20 years of engineering and business experience. He worked for 15 years for two multi-national environmental engineering firms, Metcalf & Eddy and CH2M HILL, and thereafter initiated and managed the industrial business group for CONTECH Stormwater Solutions (formerly Stormwater Management Inc.). In June 2006 he co-founded StormwateRx, a multidisciplinary engineering firm.

James Santana is Program Director for Education and Community Development at Pringle Creek Community in Salem. Pringle Creek Community, which is currently under development, is a 32-acre master planned community designed to be one of the most sustainable developments in the country. It integrates housing, retail, work spaces, parks and community facilities into a healthy, environmentally conscientious neighborhood.

Gail Shaloum is a landscape architect and environmental scientist with 14 years of experience working in stormwater management and natural resource studies. She is development practices coordinator for Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods initiative, which provides technical assistance to developers on the appropriate use of habitat-friendly development practices.

Tammie Stark, M.A., an American Rainwater Catchment System Association member, leads the Rainwater Catchment Pilot Project for the Eugene Water & Electric Board to test the feasibility of rainwater harvesting in Eugene. She installed a demonstration system at Lane Community College, designs and installs rainwater harvesting systems, organizes community workshops and wrote a master's thesis on the subject.

Brian Wegener is the Watershed Watch Coordinator for Tualatin Riverkeepers. He has expertise in wetland permits, agricultural water quality plans, and municipal stormwater permits. He is currently documenting and promoting low impact development projects in the Tualatin basin.

 

National Low Impact Development (LID) Atlas

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This Low Impact Development (LID) Atlas was created for the National Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Network by the Connecticut NEMO Program and the California Center for Water and Land Use to highlight innovative LID practices around the country. Its goal is to encourage and educate local officials and others about low impact development practices by providing specific, local examples of their use.

by the National NEMO Network
 
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