Mike Odren, Landscape Architect and Land Use Planner, for Olson Engineering, Inc. was recently appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to a two year term on the Clark County Development Engineering Advisory Board (DEAB). DEAB was formed by the Board of Clark County Commissioners to serve as a procedural step in reviewing new policy and code changes and to work with Public Works and Community Development on issues related to process improvement, technical issues and proposed fee adjustments.
Other goals of DEAB include achieving department-wide consistency, improving efficiency of development and engineering review processes and project specific technical resolution. Odren has served on a variety of technical advisory committees and focus groups for zoning code formation and modifications and was also a past member of the City of Vancouver's Design Review board. Odren is the first Registered Landscape Architect to serve on the board.