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EL DORADO COUNTY NAMES NEW PLANNING AND BUILDING DIRECTOR
(PLACERVILLE, CA) – The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved the appointment of Tiffany Schmid as its Planning and Building Director, effective October 20th, 2018.
"El Dorado County is fortunate to have someone such as Ms. Schmid who brings a very supportive, collaborative and customer service oriented approach to this very challenging, yet critical position. Ms. Schmid's experience not only provides a strong and diverse professional background, she has lived in El Dorado County almost her entire life which provides a unique level of understanding to this position."
Schmid has worked for El Dorado County since 2014, most recently as a Principal Management Analyst in the Chief Administrative Office, where she was the lead staff for the County's revamped Economic Development efforts. In this capacity, Schmid worked with internal and external economic development stakeholders and potential business partners and administered the Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee.
When she began her career with the County as a Principal Planner in the Community Development Agency, Schmid presented planning issues and recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, was responsible for developing procedures and policies to ensure compliance with County ordinances, codes and official polices, and assisted in the initial implementation of the TRAKiT system, which is an integral new component of the County's efforts to make it easier and more efficient for residents to conduct their planning and building business.
"I'm excited and honored to assume this position and look forward to serving my County in this new capacity, with a commitment to bring a balanced approach to public safety, the community, the environment and our economy".
Prior to coming to El Dorado County, Schmid worked for 10 years as Planner with the State of California for the Department of Water Resources and the Department of General Services.
While at the Department of Water Resources, Schmid was the Department's Archaeologist working on cultural resources compliance studies. While at the Department of General Services, Schmid directed the environmental review process of State projects performing the most difficult and complex work from conceptual planning to post construction mitigation monitoring.
Schmid received an M.A. in Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento and a B.A. in Psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from California State University, Sacramento. She grew up in the County going to Gold Trail from Kindergarten through 8th grade and Ponderosa High School.
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