LauraLee Snook, who has served in various capacities with the City of Brookings and Curry County, will retire September 30, 2016.
Snook currently serves as Director of Public Works/Development Services (PWDS) and as Building Official for the City of Brookings.
Appointed as Building Official in 1999, Snook has become a well known and respected figure in the community. In addition to performing building inspection and plan checking duties, Snook managed a number of City construction projects, including the Emergency Operating Center and the weatherization of City Hall.
Snook was appointed as Director of PWDS in 2015 where she manages public works, water, wastewater, planning, building and parks services.
“LauraLee has performed an outstanding service for the citizens of this community,” said City Manager Gary Milliman. “She has always been willing to take on new assignments and has always performed beyond expectations.”
Snook is certified in many aspects of building inspection and plan checking and completed additional training in project management. “She is probably the most versatile and knowledgeable building official I have ever worked with,” Milliman said. “Her expertise in the various building codes is second to none.”
“LauraLee has been an integral member of the City Management Team, coordinating services with other departments and providing management support to the City Council and advisory commissions,” Milliman concluded.
Beyond Brookings, Snook served as President of the Southern Oregon Building Codes Council.Prior to her employment with Brookings, Snook was employed by Curry County, starting her career there as a receptionist in the Building Department in 1990 and soon after started training in building inspection. She was appointed as County Building Official in 1996. She continued to provide inspection and plan checking services for the County on an as-needed basis while serving as Brookings Building Official.