Little named Permit Tech of the Year

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Planning and Development Services Division
 Tiffany Little award
Matthew Rozzell, OBOA President; Tiffany Little, LUT Senior Building Permit Technician; Andy Duyck, Chair of the Washington County Board of Commissioners; and Andrew Singelakis, LUT Director.
A Washington County employee was presented with the 2017-18 Permit Technician of the Year by the Oregon Building Officials Association (OBOA) during the County Board of Commissioners meeting this morning (Aug. 21).

Tiffany Little, a senior building permit technician with Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT), received the award in recognition of her "efforts to support, educate and promote the importance of permit techs in Oregon and the nation."

Little is vice president of the Oregon Permit Technician Association (OPTA) Board of Directors, chair of the OPTA Education Committee and is also an instructor. In addition, she is a director at large for PermitTechNation.

"Tiffany was not only nominated once, but twice by her peers," said Matthew Rozzell, OBOA President, who presented the award. "She helped coordinate the nationwide efforts for the aid of Texas after the devastating hurricanes in 2016 and is working on a way to connect aid for jurisdictions in need after catastrophic events."

Little started her career in LUT as an administrative assistant in the LUT Operations and Maintenance Division in 2007. She became a building permit technician with LUT's Building Services section in 2013, and was promoted to senior building permit technician in 2016.

"We're all extremely proud of Tiffany," said Andrew Singelakis, LUT director. "Not only for earning this award, but for the commitment and enthusiasm she brings to her position every day. "

The OBOA Rick Best Memorial Permit Technician of the Year Award is a tribute to Rick Best, a city of Portland permit technician who died in May 2017 while defending the lives of two strangers on a MAX train in Portland.

Washington County is committed to planning and protecting the uses of the land and to building and maintaining a great transportation system –balancing care for the natural environment, economic development, safety and community livability.

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