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Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services New Director Mitra Pedoeem Will Host Forum for Small Businesses on Wednesday, July 8, on Zoom

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mitra Pedoeem, the new director of the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS), will extend her vision for customer friendly service and a more streamlined permitting process by hosting an online forum for small businesses at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8. The forum will be hosted by Zoom.

Since her appointment by County Executive Marc Elrich in April, Director Pedoeem has been actively meeting with local Chambers of Commerce and community members as she develops department goals for the future. Her primary goal is to improve the permitting process for DPS customers. 

The “Meet the Director” DPS Zoom conversation is to those involved in small businesses. To participate in the Zoom meeting, copy the link at

For more information or to submit any questions prior to the session, contact Lori Lee-Savage at or Jessica Fusillo at Advance information also is available at 240-401-6570.

“DPS staff members are highly trained and experts in their areas,” said Director Pedoeem. “Now we need to make sure that their expertise is combined with a customer friendly process."

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Release ID: 20-364
Media Contact: Jessica Fusillo 240-401-6570