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  • Development Services announces hiring of Deputy Directors

    Mar 15, 2018 | Read More News
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    Pima County Development Services has announced the appointment ofortega Lauren Ortega as the Deputy Director overseeing Building and Site Development. She will join Chris Poirier who was named Deputy Director/Planning Official last year.

    Ortega replaces Yves Khawam who took a position with the Pima County Department of Transportation. Ortega will oversee the building and site development process including building permits, subdivision plats, grading and construction plans including delegated functions from Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, Pima County Department of Transportation and Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department.  

    Ortega has been with Pima County since 2015, leading the site division for three years. She previously was Public Works Director/City Engineer for the City of Douglas.  

    She is a registered professional civil engineer and also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona and bachelor’s of science in civil engineering from Arizona State University. 

    In addition to his regular duties as Deputy Director, Poirier will continue as Planning Official. Poirier

    Poirier has been with Pima County for 19 years, working primarily as a zoning inspector. He has a bachelor’s in regional development and a master’s in urban planning, both from the University of Arizona. 

    Poirier grew up in Tucson and attended Green Fields School.