Governor John Kitzhaber has selected long time Newport area contractor and city planning commissioner Jim Patrick as the newest member of the Oregon State Construction Contractors Board.
From the CCB’s website: The Construction Contractors Board protects the public’s interest relating to improvements to real property. The Board regulates construction contractors and promotes a competitive business environment through education, contractor licensing, dispute resolution, and law enforcement.
The Construction Contractors Board was created in 1971 as the Builders Board and is responsible for safeguarding the security and property of the citizens of Oregon by preventing and resolving construction contracting problems and by insuring contractors’ compliance with the law.
The board administers the Oregon Contractors Law that provides for licensing of residential and commercial construction contractors, subcontractors and home inspectors; investigation and adjudication of complaints filed against licensees; and assessment of sanctions against unlawful contractors. The board tests applicants on a 16-hour course in construction laws and business practices. The board also engages in education activities aimed at preventing construction problems, resolving disputes and promoting a competitive business environment.
Jim Patrick, a contractor for many years on the coast, joined the Newport City Planning Commission in 2005 and serves today as its chair. Patrick has been characterized as a knowledgeable, fair minded interpreter of planning, building and zoning issues with a talent for finding practical solutions to complicated challenges.