• Bond Accountability Committee Membership 

    The Citizens Bond Accountability Committee is a mix of individuals with a reputation for fairness and transparency and experience in building design, construction, public contracting, budgeting, and/or auditing. Charter members include:


    Kevin Spellman

    Kevin Spellman, Retired Construction Contractor

    Kevin Spellman is a management consultant and trainer for construction owners, contractors and industry professionals. He retired after a 30-year career with Portland-based building construction contractor Emerick Construction, including 18 years as president. His construction experience includes working with federal, state and local government agencies, school districts and major private sector clients. His consulting practice includes training in contract management tools and techniques, training in risk assessment and mitigation, and development of effective operational and procedures. He has been an adjunct instructor in the Civil Engineering Department at Oregon State University, and at Portland Community College. Kevin has a Masters in Construction Management from Reading University in the U.K., and a BA in Business Finance from City of London College. He serves on the board of Multnomah Education Service District, and served on the PPS Long Range Facilities Planning Committee as representative of Associated General Contractors. He is married to Carol, a retired teacher, and has two grown children who both graduated from the PPS system.

    Kevin serves as chair of the Bond Accountability Committee. Current term ends 12/2020.



    Tenzin Kalsang Gonta, Senior Management Auditor, Audit Services Division, City of Portland

    Tenzin Kalsang Gonta is a senior management auditor with experience leading complex performance audits. Her past audits have included reviews of procurement activities at the state and local levels of government, including regional education service districts. Tenzin is a Certified Internal Auditor, and a board member for the Institute of Internal Auditor’s Portland chapter. She has a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College. Prior to her career in government, Tenzin held positions in the nonprofit sector at organizations of local and national scope. In graduate school, Tenzin researched public-nonprofit partnerships and supported programs that developed nonprofit leaders of color in Oregon. She currently serves on the board for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.

    Tenzin will serve for an initial four-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee. Current term ends 12/2020.

    Tom Peterson

    Tom Peterson, Chief Engineer, Port of Portland  Retired

    Tom Peterson was with the Port of Portland for more than 26 years. During his tenure at the Port he was involved in a wide variety of projects, ranging from airfield runway and taxiway construction projects, complex electrical and control systems, major terminal building expansion and renovations, to procuring new container handling cranes. As a project manager, Tom managed the $380 million Terminal Expansion South project. This complex airport project replaced Concourse C, expanded the Terminal building, rerouted the aircraft fueling system, expanded the central utility plant, constructed the airport light rail station, and new taxiway and aircraft parking aprons to facilitate the new concourse, while maintaining airport operations and the safe movement of passengers through the construction site. Prior to his current position, as the Engineering Project Development Manager he managed the Airport’s construction program, overseeing the engineering project managers that support the Port’s Aviation construction program. In his current role as Chief Engineer, Tom is responsible for the Engineering department that includes a multi disciplined engineering staff of 75, and overall responsibility for management of the Port’s capital construction program. During Tom’s role as Chief Engineer the Port Engineering department managed over $800 million in capital construction projects.

    Tom will serve for an additional four-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee. Current term ends 12/2022.

    Cheryl Twete, Community Development Director, City of Beaverton

    Cheryl Twete currently works for the City of Beaverton as Director of the Community Development Department starting in May 2014. Her responsibilities include Planning, Urban Redevelopment, Transportation, Building, and Sustainability functions. She graduated from Minnesota State University and holds a Master in Urban Planning degree from the University of Oregon. Early in her development career, Cheryl worked for the real estate consulting firm of Leland and Hobson conducting market studies, development programming analyses, and working with entitlement staff in various jurisdictions. Cheryl enjoyed a long career at the Portland Development Commission including serving as Director of Development for four years. She led a wide range of urban renewal and neighborhood development projects and programs, working in most urban renewal areas throughout Portland. Highlights include: the North Macadam Urban Renewal Area (URA), in which she served as senior manager for creation of a new district plan and the URA (1999), followed by negotiation of the South Waterfront District Development Agreement among the City of Portland, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), private developers and PDC, resulting in over $1 billion in private and $100 million in public investment. She also managed the creation of the Gateway (URA) in 2001 and dozens of central city revitalization initiatives, transit oriented development, area development strategies, economic development projects, and affordable housing and mixed-¬use property developments. Prior to starting the CDD Director position, Cheryl served as a Senior Development Advisor at Metro/MERC.

    Cheryl will serve for an additional four-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee. Current term ends 12/2020.

    Karen Weylandt

    Karen Weylandt, Retired Planning and Design Officer, Providence Health & Services

    Karen retired in March 2018 from Providence Health & Services after serving more than 29 years, most recently as the chief planning and design officer for the seven-state health system. She has worked in the building, construction and improvement of Providence hospitals, outpatient clinics, surgery centers and educational facilities from Alaska to California. Her leadership for the planning and construction of Providence Newberg Medical Center resulted in the first hospital in the country to earn a LEED Gold designation. She also directed the planning and construction for the Providence Cancer Center in Portland. Weylandt’s recent projects include a major expansion of services for Providence’s downtown Seattle facilities, and a master plan for the south campus expansion at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. Weylandt earned a degree as a registered nurse and a master’s degree in health care administration. For the past seven years she has served on the Oregon Facility Authority Board, and she also served several years on the Oregon Humane Society Board. 

    Karen will serve for an initial four-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee.  Current term ends 12/2022.

     Dick Steinbrugge Richard L. (Dick) Steinbrugge P.E. (California); retired Chief Facilities Officer, Beaverton School District

    In 2017 Dick concluded his public service career after 11 years as the Executive Administrator for Facilities at the Beaverton School District in Beaverton, Oregon, the third largest and fastest growing K-12 school district in the state with 40,000 students and 52 schools. He led the development and was responsible for the execution of the District's $680 million capital bond program, which included planning, design, and construction of several new school buildings. He also directed all other school district facilities-related programs including maintenance, custodial services, and energy conservation. Dick previously served as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer for 26 years, achieving the rank of Captain. During his Navy career, he led several large organizations with major facilities construction and maintenance responsibilities. He was also Deputy Director of the U.S. Navy's environmental protection program in the Pentagon and served as the United States representative to a NATO environmental compliance special working group. He was twice awarded the Legion of Merit and received several other meritorious service decorations.

    Between his school district position and Navy service, he managed an environmental engineering consulting office, was the Finance Director for the City of Portland's Transportation Bureau, and Chief Engineer of the Portland Water Bureau. Dick holds BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from Oregon State University, is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College, a graduate of the Penn State Executive Management Program, and a registered civil engineer (California).

    Dick will serve for an initial three-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee.  Current term ends 12/2021.


    Beth Woodward

    Retired Senior Management Auditor, City of Portland, and former Engineering Manager at CH2M HILL

    Beth Woodward led an audit of City procurement, including construction and design services contracting, and related social equity policy, while working for the City Auditor. She also led audits of Water Bureau asset management, and cost overruns during design and construction of a new City office building. For the Water Bureau audit, she reviewed revenue bond documents as audit criteria. Beth also worked on an audit of construction-related contracts managed by Facilities Services. As a Certified Construction Auditor, she provided guidance on auditing construction to other performance auditors, through a national performance auditors’ professional association. Beth previously worked for CH2M HILL for 17 years as an Engineering Manager and Engineering Technician, managing all phases of interdisciplinary civil and regulatory compliance projects for private and public sector clients. She also performed civil design and construction quality assurance. Beth left CH2M HILL to study environmental science and economics, and then worked for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality as a Willamette Basin Coordinator before her work as an auditor.

    Beth holds a Master of Public Administration, BS, and Associate in Applied Civil Engineering Technology degrees.


    Beth will serve for an initial two-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee.  Current term ends 12/2022.

     PHOTO NOT YET AVAILABLE Norman `Norm’ Dowty

    Retired Construction Industry Executive

    Norm retired from R&H Construction in December 2019 after 36 years with the company. He was a Principal and Vice President at R&H Construction. During his career at R&H he was involved with many notable local projects including the Wieden+Kenedy world headquarters, Adidas North American headquarters, Ziba Design world headquarters, KEEN Footwear world headquarters, Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital and the $120M Mary’s Woods Village project. The focus during his career was on the Preconstruction phase of major CMGC projects.

    Norm has served on the boards of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Cedar Sinai Park Senior Living Community. He was active in many industry organizations over his career including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Architectural Foundation of Oregon (AFO) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

    Norm’s connection to PPS runs deep with his father having been a retired PPS educator. He went to Markham Elementary school and Jackson HS before going to the University of Oregon where he met his wife Janet who had attended Franklin HS. Both of their children (Michael & Megan) went to Stephenson Elementary, Jackson MS and Wilson HS before attending and graduating from college.

    Norm strongly supports public education and believes that all educators and students deserve quality facilities that are well designed, durable and safe.

    Norm has a degree in Architect from the University of Oregon (BS-Arch 1979).


    Norm will serve for an initial two-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee.  Current term ends 12/2022.

     PHOTO NOT YET AVAILABLE Greg DiLoreto, P.E., P.L.S., D. WREG 

    Past President, Chair of Committeee on America's Infrastructure, American Society of Civil Engineers, Retired CEO Tualitin Valler Waterr District

    DiLoreto retired in 2013 after 14 years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tualatin Valley Water District.  He worked in the public works field for 37 years, 17 years as a public works director/city engineer.  From 2009 to 2013, Greg served as the President of the Special Districts Association of Oregon.  He has served as a Director on the American Society of Civil Engineers Board of Direction from 2004-06 and then as the Society President in 2013. He has received the 1986 ASCE Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award, the 1995 ASCE Oregon Section Outstanding Civil Engineer Award and the 2005 ASCE Government Engineer of the Year Award. In 2003, he was inducted into the Oregon State University Academy of Distinguished Engineers.  Greg currently serves as chair of ASCE’s Committee on America’s Infrastructure, responsible for the well-known Infrastructure Report Card, which assesses U.S. infrastructure across 16 categories using the familiar format of a school report card. He is also the chair of the Board of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

    Greg holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Portland State University.  He is registered as a civil and environmental engineer and a professional land surveyor in Oregon.


    Greg will serve for an initial two-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee.  Current term ends 12/2022.