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Tia Lewis - Board Member

Tia Lewis

Tia Lewis has over 16 years of practice in the areas of real estate, land use, permitting and due diligence in assisting clients throughout Central Oregon. Her experience includes all aspects of development permitting and approval, from conceptual approval through land divisions and project development; including approvals through the complex administrative permitting systems of federal and state governmental agencies such as ODOT, DEQ, the U.S. Forest Service, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, as well as city and county governmental bodies. ​Tia has substantial experience with urban growth boundary amendments and annexation, both legislative and quasi-judicial. She has significant experience in obtaining industrial, commercial, and residential entitlements, managing consultants and project team members to utilize collaborative efforts and streamline overlapping requirements with all regulatory jurisdictions and agencies. She has successfully represented clients in land use appeals before the Court of Appeals and the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).

 

In addition to her private law practice,​Tia also served for five years as a Deschutes County Hearings Officer, giving her a unique decision-maker's perspective to the development approval process. Tia is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Bend.

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“Deschutes Children’s Foundation’s model is very unique. It’s a way to be involved with one organization, but actually help and affect 2​5 other agencies.”

Sarah Stevens, Board Member