Tim Fassbender, PLS, CWRE, was appointed by Governor Kate Brown to the OSBEELS as of August 2019.
Fassbender joins the Board with more than 30 years of land surveying and water rights examination experience. He earned his associate degree in Land Surveying from the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT). Fassbender became registered as a professional land surveyor in Oregon in 1986 and later became registered as a Certified Water Right Examiner in 1987.
Fassbender is currently the City Surveyor for the City of Eugene. As the City Surveyor, he is responsible for the review and approval of all land divisions (partitions & subdivisions). Additional duties include determining boundary and right-of-way locations for city owned properties and roads, and providing support to all city departments concerning easements, land conveyances, construction projects, and other related projects.
After graduating from OIT, Fassbender initially gained employment with Orville Caswell in Eugene, OR, as a crew member 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.
He’s been a member of the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (PLSO) since 1974, serving as the Midwest Chapter President five (5) different times, as well as PLSO’s Board of Directors Chair three (3) times. Additional duties within PLSO include chairing the Legislation Committee, Welfare & Ethics Committee and the Budget Committee. Fassbender is also a member of the local Rotary club.
Born and raised in Junction City, OR, later moving to Eugene, Fassbender enjoys skiing, golfing, and woodworking outside of work.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to work alongside the other Board members and provide my experience and knowledge in both the private and public sectors.” Fassbender said about his recent appointment to the Board.
The OSBEELS is looking forward to having Fassbender participate on the Board and share his vast professional land surveying and water right examination experience in both the private and public sectors.