After more than 27 years, Scott Caufield, longtime Building Official for Clackamas County is retiring in November. In addition to his role as Building Official, Scott worked closely with the Oregon Building Codes division, where he had a positive impact as well. Years ago, when Oregon established a Certified Master Builders program, Scott worked with the Oregon Home Builders Association and the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland to get our certification program up and running. Ernie Platt, long-time developer, past OHBA and HBAMP President, and a former GR staffer at HBAMP, worked with Scott extensively over his career. “I count it an honor to have had the opportunity to work with Scott over the years. He worked closely with our HBA, not only on areas that impacted our industry, but also when our association needed help with addressing specific issues. “We will miss him.” Justin Wood, a Portland infill builder who also currently serves as OHBA Chair-elect and who worked several years for HBAMP in our government relations area, said, “Scott has been a great resource for the staff and members of HBA who have worked with him closely over the years. His collaborative approach and knowledge will be greatly missed. Dave Nielsen, CEO for HBAMP, stated that “Scott has been an important and valued partner with our industry and members who build in Clackamas County, but his impact extends beyond that. He consistently approached issues in a manner that achieved high standards for construction quality and safety, but also recognized that things need to work well and timely in the field.” Clackamas County is holding a retirement “open house” reception for Scott on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. It will be held at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, located on the 4th floor at 2051 Kaen Rd in Oregon City. RSVPs are not necessary.