Bond Accountability Committee Members
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:
Cara Turano works for the Technology Association of Oregon’s (TAO) as Chief Operating Officer. In her role with TAO, she manages internal operations and an external portfolio that includes regional executive engagement, cybersecurity programming, tech advocacy and workforce/talent development with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in technology. Cara serves as the Innovation Awards Chair for the Tech Councils of North America (TECNA), sits on the Board of Directors for TECNA and is a member of the Prosper Portland's TechTown Diversity Pledge Steering Committee, the WorkSystems Workforce Development Board, the Oregon STEM Investment Advisory Council, and Oregon STEM Board of Directors.
Cara will serve for an initial four-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee. Her current term ends 12/2024.
Past President, Chair of Committee on America's Infrastructure, American Society of Civil Engineers, Retired CEO Tualitin Valler Water 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's 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.
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 Pre-construction 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 with a degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon (BS-Arch 1979).
Norm strongly supports public education and believes that all educators and students deserve quality facilities that are well designed, durable and safe.
Norm will serve for an initial two-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee. His current term ends 12/2024.
Ryan is currently the Director of Capital Asset Management for Oregon Metro, where
he oversees capital planning, asset management, sustainability, emergency
preparedness, and Metro Regional Center operations. Prior to joining Metro, Ryan was
the Finance Manager at the Portland Bureau of Transportation, where he led PBOT’s
efforts to improve the long-term financial sustainability of our local transportation
infrastructure while directing the bureau’s budget, financial plan, forecast, and financial
controls. Ryan also spent eight years in the City of Portland’s Budget Office, his final
year as the Deputy Budget Director, where he worked on facilitating budget decisions
and guiding stakeholders and staff through the budget decision-making processes.
Ryan will serve for an initial two-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee. His current term ends 12/2025.
Jonathan is the Director of the Department of Development and Community
Revitalization at Home Forward. This role oversees a mix of public and private financing
and construction of all major affordable housing renovations and new construction. The
public funding sources include local general obligation bonds passed in recent years.
Jonathan’s responsibilities include Home Forward’s business and workforce equity goals
as well as workforce apprenticeship programs. Jonathan has deep roots in affordable
housing development in Portland and Oregon.
Jonathan will serve for an initial two-year term on the Bond Accountability Committee. His current term ends 12/2025.