Melissa De Lyser appointed LUT Communications Coordinator

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 08, 2015

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Melissa DeLyser 0415Andrew Singelakis, Director of Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT), announces the appointment of Melissa De Lyser as the department's Communications Coordinator effective May 11, 2015.

LUT's Communications Coordinator is the department's primary media liaison, and is responsible for strategy and oversight of all internal and external communications for the department's programs and projects.

"Melissa brings extensive communications experience to the department, and we're excited to have her joining LUT," said Singelakis. Ms. De Lyser has more than 10 years of agency communications experience and has also been a business and local government newspaper reporter. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and is currently completing a Master's degree in Strategic Communications from the University of Oregon.

Effective May 11, De Lyser can be reached at 503-846-4963 or


LUT Background:

Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) is responsible for a wide range of transportation, planning, permitting and road maintenance services. The department is supported by an annual budget of approximately $230 million and is staffed by approximately 300 employees. The department has four divisions:


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.


Media Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Special Projects Coordinator