Washington County names two officials
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation has hired a new building official in the Planning and Development Services Division and a new principal engineer in the Operations and Maintenance Division.
Donald "Scott" Linfesty started as the building official Jan. 8; Aaron Clodfelter's promotion was effective Dec. 30.
Linfesty replaces Hank McDonald, who retired as building official on Nov. 30.
Linfesty was most recently employed as the interim manager of the State Field Service Office for the Oregon Building Codes Division. His other positions include commercial inspections section manager for the city of Portland Bureau of Development Services, building program manager/land management division assistant director for Lane County, and building official for the city of Oregon City.
He has an associate of applied science in building inspection technology from Portland Community College.
"I am very excited to get Scott on board," said Andy Back, Planning and Development Services Division manager. "He has extensive and relevant experience, and I believe he will be a good fit. He understands the needs of the development community, the importance of a building safety program and the day-to-day procedures of a building code section."
Clodfelter has been the interim principal engineer in Operations and Maintenance Division since March, replacing Todd Watkins who was promoted to division manager. Clodfelter began his tenure with the division in 2008 as an engineering assistant. He was promoted to engineering associate later that same year, and was promoted to senior engineer in 2015.
He has a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Portland State University.
"Aaron is a tremendous asset not only to Ops, but to LUT and Washington County as a whole," Watkins said. "His dedication is unmatched, his ideas are creative and his common sense is practical. I look forward to the positive impact Aaron will continue to have on the organization in his new role as principal engineer."