DPD has hired Faith Lumsden as the new Code Compliance Director. She takes over from Karen White, who retired in April. Faith started her new role on July 23.
Faith brings a broad range of experience and leadership skills to DPD. She most recently worked for Governor Gregoire as the Director of the Office of Regulatory Assistance. Prior to that she was Director of Planning and Development Services for Snohomish County, and Assistant Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Bellevue. She also worked for DPD, then DCLU, from 1987 to 1992, first in Code Compliance and then in Land Use Review.
In these various roles, she has had extensive experience working with elected officials, business and community groups, and other agency staff. She also brings facilitation and mediation skills from her volunteer work with the Dispute Resolution Center for Thurston County.
DPD is excited to have Faith join our Executive Team. She brings great experience, skills, and enthusiasm for the work.