Nick Lelack has been appointed to the University of Oregon’s Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management’s Advisory Council. Lelack is the Deschutes County planning director and is the only planning director and county representative on the council.
Tony Levison has joined Hunter Properties in Bend as a broker. Levison has a background in event planning, sales and marketing.
Rian Palfrey of Exit Realty in Bend has earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation after completing training in foreclosure avoidance and an emphasis on short sales.
Mathew Hamlin has joined Friends with Flowers’ Board of Directors. Hamlin is a Certified Public Accountant and works with Jones and Roth P.C. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon. Friends with Flowers is a nonprofit organization that designs floral arrangements for hospice patients.
Scott Steele of Steele Associates Architects LLC in Bend was one of 100 design and construction leaders from around the nation invited to participate in the Design Futures Council’s 2012 Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design. The summit was to inspire leaders to broaden traditional definitions of sustainable design and increase awareness of consequences of design on individual health and the environment.
Kimberly Gorayeb has joined the Women’s Council of Realtors Centrral Oregon Chapter. Gorayeb is a broker with Metolius Property Sales in Sisters. The Central Oregon Chapter is a 45-member professional real estate group affiliated with the Women’s Council of Realtors.
Four Bend lawyers with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt have been named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2013. Tia Lewis practices land use and zoning law. Katherine Tank and Thomas M. Triplett practice labor and employment law. Joe Willis practices eminent domain and condemnation law.