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Occupation: Semi-retired; Selective thinning/logging; Mini-saw milling; Saturday Market vendor; Artist/Woodworker; Community activist

Occupational Background: Public Interest Environmental Law Conference: Forest Biomass Burning Panel; UofO School of Law, 2010. Community Activist: Creative economic development solutions; Land use; Watersheds; Civic stadium; Homeless; equal taxes; Schools; Transportation/alternative fuels. Springfield Country Club: Greenskeeper; Alternative to toxic chemicals. Northwest Resource Recycling: Consultant/Designer; 14 Recycling sites, countywide. Lane Economic Development Council: Marcola fire station/community center; Alternative fuels/energy systems; Development plan on true Sustainable Future (1980); Oregon Department of Energy; Project Director; Rural Recycling Center, Marcola; Upper Willamette Economic Development Corporation (Oakridge); Waste disposal task force. Oregon Appropriate Technology (OAT): Recycling facility, plan/design, Dexter. Lane County Office of Appropriate Technology: Director, Materials Recovery Project; Solar/Composting Project; Consultant; National Science Foundation on hazardous/toxic waste and economic development; Panelist, Northwest Appropriate Technology Forum on metals recovery, UofO. Garbagio's: Consultant/designer; first full line recycling service. BRING: Board member; consultant. Oregon Country Fair (1970-Current): Metal sculptor, volunteer. Saturday Market Corporation: First executive director (1970). Mexican "1000" off-road race, Baja California (1968): Car owner/driver (5th in class). Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: SCUBA instructor, underwater photographer, cinematographer. Vagabundos de Baja (eco-tourism company): Owner. Apprentice/Journeyman carpenter.

Educational Background: San Diego City College, CA: Carpenters Apprenticeship Training. Grossmont College, CA: Oceanography, Geology, Botany, Biology, Astronomy, Photography. Lane Community College, OR: Sculpture, Foundry

Prior Governmental Experience: Testified public hearings (1975-2010): Emerald Canal; Measures 37/49; Land use permits; Survey procedures. Co-founder Lane County Office of Appropriate Technology (OAT) (1977). Lane County Solid Waste Citizens Advisory Committee (1975-1977): Appointed by Board of Commissioners. Lobbied Board of Commissioners (1969-1972): Saturday Market establishment.

Having worked for the good of the people of Lane County for 40 years, I believe we can make the changes and create jobs to ensure a positive future for us, our children, and grandchildren. I encourage you to join me in finding our own power in government decisions.

(This information furnished by Brandt for Commissioner.)

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