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County Executive Leopold Appoints Bob Loomis as Interim Director of Inspections and Permits

Loomis will oversee transition during national search

Annapolis (November 30, 2010) - County Executive John R. Leopold today announced the appointment of Bob Loomis as Interim Director of Inspections and Permits as a national search is conducted following Director Betty Dixon’s retirement.

Loomis is Assistant Director of the Department of Public Works and has been working for the County since 1978. Dixon, who has served the public for 20 years, is retiring effective Jan. 1, 2011.

"Bob Loomis is an excellent manager and will be particularly helpful due to his knowledge of the budget during the transition," County Executive Leopold said. "We are confident that a suitable permanent director can be found with the professional experience and customer service background necessary to lead this important department into the future."

Loomis’ appointment is effective Dec. 1, 2010.

Dixon started her career with the County in October 1989 as a Right of Way Agent in the Department of Public Works. Following that, she worked in the Real Estate Office before relocating to the Land Use and Environment Office before her appointment as Director of Inspections and Permits in 2007.

"Betty Dixon is the consummate professional and a tremendous asset to this Administration, and we wish her well on her long-planned retirement," County Executive Leopold said. "She deserves credit for implementing an aggressive policy of holding people accountable for environmental and zoning violations, while also improving customer service in Inspections and Permits. Betty played a leadership role in the acquisition of environmentally sensitive properties such as the 300-acre Riggleman Farm for Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, the 400-acre Kinder farm for Rockhold Creek Farm and the 200-acre Looper tract that included part of the Eagle Hill Bog."

Betty Dixon
Bob Loomis

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