Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services Director Mitra Pedoeem to Retire

“I am proud of what we have accomplished at DPS since I was appointed to this position,” said Director Pedoeem. “We moved the entire department from Rockville to Wheaton during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we reorganized the department, creating a new division for Customer Support and Outreach with a renewed focus on providing excellent customer service. Plus, we streamlined many of the permitting processes and practices, and cross-trained employees to enhance and improve the customer experience.”

Director Pedoeem was appointed as DPS director in April 2020. Before joining DPS, she worked at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission where she served as deputy director of administration for Montgomery Parks until 2019. Director Pedoeem began her career as a bridge engineer with the Maryland State Highway Administration and went on to work as a senior engineer and senior budget analyst for Montgomery County Government.

“I want to thank Mitra for serving our residents and businesses during one of the most challenging times in our County’s history,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “I greatly appreciated Mitra’s leadership of the Department of Permitting Services in response to the pandemic’s impacts. By transitioning to virtual service while dealing with increased demand, the department performed admirably. It received praise from some of our County’s business institutions and small business leaders throughout the County. One of the top priorities of my administration was making our permitting processes more effective and efficient for residents and businesses. Mitra’s work helped DPS make tangible progress toward achieving those goals. I wish her all the best in her retirement.”

The director of DPS is appointed by the County Executive and the nomination must be confirmed by the County Council.

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