February 6, 2019

Elrich Appoints Adam Ortiz as New Director of Environmental Protection and Diane Vu as the Director of the Office of Community Partnerships

Adam Ortiz and Diane Vy Nguyen-Vu are the newest department directors appointed by Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. Ortiz will lead the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Vu is the new director for the Office of Community Partnerships (OCP). Both were confirmed by Montgomery County Council on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Prior to coming to Montgomery County, Ortiz served as director of Prince George’s County Department of the Environment. DEP is responsible for recycling and trash pickup, stormwater management, watershed restoration, and other sustainability initiatives. He succeeds acting director Patty Bubar.

Vu had served as acting director of the County’s Office of Community Partnerships following the retirement of former director Bruce Adams. OCP liaisons between the County and various religious and cultural organizations. The office provides legal immigration assistance, language services, and coordinates many cultural events and activities.

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