Tia Lewis - Board Member
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).
Tia also possesses a broad knowledge of community associations, having worked with some of Central Oregon's more well-known and complex homeowners' associations. This includes being involved in the early stages of permitting and development of the community, guiding the associations through the Real Estate Board. She has served as advisor to many home owner association boards, including design review, permitting in accordance with the development plans, and compliance of condominium and association documents with the applicable regulatory acts.
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.