August 4, 2021 Press Release from Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering & Land Surveying
During the Board’s May 2021 meeting, Dr. Sean St.Clair, PE was elected to serve as the Board President, effective July 1, 2021. Tim Fassbender, PLS, CWRE, was elected to serve as the Board’s Vice President. The nominations were held as a result of the previous Board President and Vice President leadership terms ending on June 30, 2021.
St.Clair joined the Board during the spring of 2017. Prior to becoming Board President, he served as the Board’s Vice President from 2019-2021. St.Clair also chaired the Examinations & Qualifications Committee and served on the Joint Compliance Committee with the Geology Board, Legislative Committee, Rules & Regulations Committee, and Professional Practices Committee.
St.Clair moved to Oregon in 2004 from Georgia where he was an instructor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Structural Designer for Starzer, Brady, Fagan Associates. Currently he is a professor at Oregon Tech, where he also chaired the Civil Engineering Department for ten years.
St.Clair has spent time as a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying’s (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Development Committee, FE Content Review Study Committee, and has authored sections of the FE Reference Handbook for NCEES. He has also been a member of the NCEES Education Committee and will serve on the Examination Policy and Procedures Committee.
According to Dr. St.Clair, his “favorite part of serving on the Board is seeing his former students become licensed.”
Vice President-elect, Fassbender joined the Board during the summer 2019. During his time with the Board, Fassbender has chaired the Professional Practice Committee and the Legislative Committee and served on the Law Enforcement Committee, Rules & Regulations Committee, and the Oregon-Specific Exams Task Force.
Very active in his profession, Fassbender is the Chair of the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon, a position he has held on two (2) separate occasions. He has also been awarded the “Surveyor of the Year” award two (2) times, in 1992 and 2019, by the organization. Recently retired, Fassbender was previously the City Surveyor for the City of Eugene.
A graduate of Oregon Tech, he initially gained employment with Orville Caswell in Eugene, OR before transitioning to a position with the Lane County Surveyor’s office. After serving 10 years with the Surveyor’s office, Fassbender returned to the private sector to form the firm of Ford-Ness-Fassbender. Following his partnership with Ford-Ness-Fassbender, Fassbender was hired by the City of Eugene as the City Surveyor, a position he has held for over 17 years.
The OSBEELS would like to thank former President, Daren Cone, PE, PLS, for his excellent leadership. He will be continuing to serve as a valuable Board member.