Redeveloping Oregon’s Brownfields.
Northwest Environmental Business Council is pleased to present a one-day brownfields conference. This conference will deliver an exceptional learning and networking environment for those working to make contaminated properties economically viable for reuse.

Real Examples & Practical Learning.
This one-day event provides both long-time professionals and novices with insight into the brownfields redevelopment process from start to finish and the knowledge of how to find and manage critical resources for each project step. The agenda includes several hot-topic sessions led by the region’s leading environmental consulting firms.

Who Should Attend?
Are you in the brownfields industry or part of a locale with a brownfields site? Are you looking to revitalize your community, spur economic growth, restore the local environment, and protect public health? If so, plan on attending the 2024 Oregon Brownfields Conference.

  • Local, state, and federal government leaders
  • Real estate developers and investors
  • Environmental consultants, engineers, and service providers
  • Financial and insurance providers and risk management practitioners
  • Tribal representations
  • Financial and insurance providers and risk management practitioners
  • Community leaders
  • Attorneys

2024 Planning Committee

David AshtonPort of PortlandAssistant General Counsel
Jenn BilderseeCity of PortlandBrownfields Program Coordinator
Jennifer CaslerHaley & AldrichSenior Associate
Len FarrStantecPrincipal
James FarrowTerraphase Engineering Principal Hydrogeologist
Derek ForsethAlta Science & EngineeringChief Executive Officer/Principal Engineer
Colette Gaona Landau AssociatesSenior Associate
Chris GdakMontrose Environmental GroupBrownfields & Community Revitalization Leader
Brian HarperMetroPrincipal Regional Planner
Laura KerrStoel RivesAssociate
Rachael Maddock-HughesRural Prosperity Partners (Sequoia)Principal and Founder
Tom MergyPBS Engineering and EnvironmentalPrincipal Hydrogeologist
Gregg MindtNorthwest Environmental Business CouncilExecutive Director
Jon MunkersAlta Science & EngineeringChief Financial Officer
Margaret OlsonUS EPAEnvironmental Engineer
Seth OttoMaul Foster & AlongiSenior Planner
David RabbinoJordan RamisAttorney
Shauna RitterEDR/LightBox Account Executive - Northwest
Sarah SieloffHaley & AldrichSenior Planner and Funding Strategist
Connor SmithAECBusiness Development
Graeme TaylorStantecProject Manager
Dennis TerzianPBS Engineering and EnvironmentalSenior Geologist
Erin Waibel Landau AssociatesAssociate Geologist
Rebecca Wells-AlbersOregon DEQDEQ Cleanup Program Brownfields Coordinator
Claire WestonCenter for Creative Land RecyclingProgram & Operations Manager
Norman Wright CCLRSenior Technical Consultant


Northwest Environmental Business Council presents the Oregon Brownfields Conference & Awards Luncheon

Northwest Environmental Business Council

Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC) represents Northwest businesses working to protect, restore and sustain the natural and built environment. NEBC members companies and organizations cover a wide range of disciplines, providing solutions in the areas of environmental protection & cleanup, energy & efficiency, waste & recycling, water & wastewater, and sustainable development. For more information about NEBC membership or events, visit

Business Oregon

Business Oregon

Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. For more information on department programs and activities visit

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the state agency responsible for protecting Oregon’s air and water, identifying, investigating, and cleaning up contaminated sites, and managing waste materials in a safe and sustainable manner. To address sites with known or potential contamination, DEQ can offer technical assistance, liability management, remedial oversight, and limited grant resources to help public and private stakeholders who are interested in site investigation and cleanup. For more information on DEQ programs and activities, please contact the department, or visit


Conference Organizer

Northwest Environmental Business Council
6 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 340
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
T: 503-227-6361

Registration & Inquiries

Jennifer Starr
Operations & Events Manager

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Rachel Johnson
Business Development

Strategic Partnerships

Gregg Mindt
Executive Director