The Pasco County Commission has confirmed the appointment of Roy Mazur as the county’s new director of building and construction services.
In his new role, which takes effect on April 19, Mazur will receive an annual salary of $125,000.
A national search was conducted before Mazur was selected for the post, according to an agenda memo in the board’s backup materials.
“I’m ecstatic to be here. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. I just can’t wait to get going.” Mazur told the board.
Sally Sherman, assistant county administrator of development services, pointed to Mazur’s credentials and experience as key reasons he will be a good fit for the job.
She said the position is critical.
“We’re being presented with an unprecedented amount of work that is coming to us, as a branch,” Sherman said.
At the same time it is responding to greater demand, it also is trying to improve service delivery, she said.
Mazur has held positions at WRA Engineering, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Hillsborough County and Autodesk.
He is a Florida professional engineer, a certified planner and he holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Florida and from Florida State University, according to the agenda packet.
There’s no doubt the county’s building and construction services department has been busy.
Sherman pointed to some statistics contained in the agenda backup, as evidence of the amped up activity.
In calendar year 2020, the county had 5,741 residential single family permits, A 32% increase over the previous year.
It had 581 new commercial permits in 2020, a 16.7% increase over the previous year.
Published March 24, 2021