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March 7, 2014; Named a honorary official "United States Deputy Surveyor", which was the title given the Contract Surveyors that surveyed 32,000,000 acres in Washington between 1851 and 1910.  Only the second contemporary person ever given that title; Awarded a certificate, and a "2009 Manual of Instructions" for the survey of the lands of the United States.  The Manual was an original signed by one of the authors that produced the new Manual.

2013 Top Projects Awards for SW Washington; Olson Engineering provided services for: Millcreek Town Center, 139th Street Medical Building, YMCA of Clark County Expansion, SHARE Fromhold Service Center, The Hampton at Salmon Creek, 192nd Plaza South, Columbia Credit Union Operations Building.

Chad McMurry

Chad McMurry, PE, CESCL, CWRE of Olson Engineering Inc. has earned his water rights examiner certification through the Washington State Department of Ecology. The designation gives McMurry credentials to prepare proof examinations to help landowners complete the state's water rights process for new applications or changes to existing water rights. January 2014

Mike Odren, RLA

Mike Odren was named the 2014 Chairperson of the Development and Engineering Advisory Board (DEAB) of Clark County in January.  The DEAB was created by the Board of County Commissioners to be a procedural step in reviewing new policy and code revision, provide input on process improvements, and review specific development issues.  The DEAB meets the first Thursday of every month from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington.

The Hampton at Salmon Creek, an $8.5 million memory care facility is expected to break ground in late summer of 2012. Olson Engineering provided the Planning, Civil Engineering, Surveying, Landscape Architecture and Project Management services for this project. See attached article: The Hampton at Salmon Creek

Olson Engineering provided all Civil Engineering, Surveying, Planning and Landscape Architecture services for the project. See the attached link for project details: Fisher Creek Campus

The Source Climbing Center is the first facility solely dedicated to rock climbing in Clark County. Olson Engineering provided all the Civil Engineering and Surveying services for the project.

The book documents all 456 of the surveyors associated with the Washington Surveyor General's Office in the Contract Era, 1851-1910. Included are biographies, photos, work assignments and internment data. Most of these surveyors were private contractors operating in a political patronage system, with a broad range of expertise and ethics.

Mike Odren, Landscape Architect and Land Use Planner, for Olson Engineering, Inc. was recently appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to a two year term on the Clark County Development Engineering Advisory Board (DEAB). DEAB was formed by the Board of Clark County Commissioners to serve as a procedural step in reviewing new policy and code changes and to work with Public Works and Community Development on issues related to process improvement, technical issues and proposed fee adjustments.