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Winter 2024 NEWSLETTER

Newsletter Winter 2024.pdf

As we usher in 2024, we reflect on a busy and exciting 2023 at OPTA.  We are grateful you have been part of our journey and wish you a prosperous and successful 2024.  

Here's to a year of growth and success ahead!

A Year of Recognition and Opportunities

·         Prestigious Honor: We're thrilled to announce that ICC honored us with the 2023 W. Scott Copp Leadership Award at our recent Fall Conference.

·         Join or Get More Involved: Ready to make a bigger impact? Join us or step up your involvement. It's simple:  Become a Member or Volunteer

Empowering Through Education and Networking

We would like to continue the education and promotion of Permit Technicians in Oregon.  We will accomplish this through our educational classes, promoting Building Safety, Day of Service, and partnering with other ICC Chapters.  If this is something that interests you, please volunteer your time for one of our committees by selecting that box on your application or email us directly.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Learning: Stay tuned for accessible online training sessions. Let us know what topics you are interested in.

Fall Annual Business Meeting: Join us in Salem this November for our ABM and Fall Conference in partnership with Chemeketa Community College. We'll celebrate our scholarship recipients and the Permit Technician of the Year. Dates will be announced within the next few months.

Day of Service:  We are looking to schedule a working day with a local Habitat for Humanity.  Date will be announced when available for sign-ups.

Perks of Membership

                      • Bonus! As a perk of OPTA membership, you're automatically part of PermitTechNation, unlocking more opportunities for cost-effective education and training.
                      • Scholarships for members:  ICC Permit Technician Certification Test Reimbursement, OPTA Offered Education, and Continuing Education.  See website for further details at www.oregonpermittechs.com/scholarships

Do you, your department, or a coworker have kudos to share?  We would love to help you spread the good word!  Send us an email and we will share on our website, FaceBook, and LinkedIn.

Got questions or ideas? We're just an email away: info@OregonPermitTechs.com.

On behalf of the entire Board, thank you for making OPTA a part of your professional journey. Together, let's build a safer and more educated Oregon.

Serena LockeJackson County, President

Regan TrappCity of Ashland, President-Elect

Melany KlemmerCity of Cottage Grove, Treasurer

Cailin TangNW Code Professionals, Secretary 

Michele Van Grieken, City of Springfield, Past-President


Alyssa Nichols, City of Woodburn

Angela Keppler, City of Creswell

Devon Linebaugh, Josephine County

Katherine Denight, BCD

Heather Burkhart, Jackson County

Newsletter Summer 2023.docx.pdf

Spring 2022 Newsletter packet.pdf


Oregon Permit Technicians Association 

P.O. Box 634

Springfield, OR 97477


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