The University of Oregon has tapped Deschutes County’s top planner to join its public policy management advisory team.
Lelack who overseas all current and long-range planning for the county is the only planning director on the council and the only member from outside of the Willamette Valley.
The council acts as a liaison between the university’s planning and policy research arm and local governments to identify major public planning issues.
On a more personal note, it’s a well-deserved recognition for Lelack who began his Central Oregon planning career in Redmond and has served as the county’s planning director for roughly a half decade. During that time, Lelack has distinguished himself as one of the more thoughtful, open and intelligent members of the county staff. We’re confident he will represent our area well in Eugene, or wherever the advisory council work takes him.
Lelack will continue to maintain his existing planning director duties during his tenure on the policy management team.