The Board would like to thank members Shelly Duquette, PE, SE, and Chris Aldridge, RPP, for their years of service on the Board.
First appointed in 2013, during her time with the Board, Shelly served as the President of the Board from 2017-2019 and Vice President from 2015-2017. In addition to her Board leadership roles, Shelly has served on the Examinations and Qualifications, Law Enforcement, Professional Practices, and Rules and Regulations Committees. Further, she also participated on the Oregon-Specific Examination Task Force and the Joint Compliance Committee in partnership with the Oregon Board of Geologist Examiners.
Currently, Shelly is a Building Plans Examiner and Inspector with the City of Portland. She is also actively involved with the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon and previously served as a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying’s Exam Committee.
Chris joined the Board in April of 2015 and served as the Board Vice President from 2017-2019. During his time on the Board, he served as the Committee Chair for the Professional Practices Committee and the Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing Task Force. Chris has also participated on the External Relations, Examinations and Qualifications Committees and the Customer Service and Communications Standards Task Force.
Professionally, Chris is the manager of U.S. Operations for Terra Remote Sensing, Inc. He notes the improvements to Board processes and internal operations as some of the Board’s great accomplishments during his time serving as a member.
“I would like to thank my fellow Board members for their service, friendship, and guidance, in particular my fellow officer Shelly Duquette who helped shepherd the agency through difficult periods over the last two years,” Chris said reflecting on his time with the Board. “My greatest hope is that all of the Oregon registered engineers, surveyors, photogrammetrists, and water right examiners will take the time to understand the hard work done by the Board and the value it presents to the people of Oregon.”
In his spare time, once his time on the Board comes to an end, Chris is looking forward to resuming normalcy and enjoying in-person meet ups with friends and colleagues, as well as attending Portland Timbers games.
Shelly and Chris will be greatly missed on the Board. They dedicated an invaluable amount of time and effort while serving in leadership positions, acting as Board representatives to local and national organizations, and offering their expertise to help solve numerous Board matters.
The Board and OSBEELS staff would like to thank Shelly and Chris for their dedication to improving the engineering, land surveying, and photogrammetric mapping professions and wish them the best in their future endeavors.