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Washington County names new building official

Derrick Moon is the new Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation Building Inspector. His promotion is effective Dec. 9.
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Derrick Moon, Building Official

Derrick Moon, a long-time Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) employee, has been named building official, effective Dec. 9.

Moon replaces Scott Linfesty, who retired as building official in August. Moon has been serving as the interim building official since then.

Moon joined LUT in 2007 as a building inspector. His experience includes working on plan review, building inspections, code enforcement, planning and a brief assignment with Health and Human Services. For the last five years, Moon has been the Building Services supervisor for the Plan Review Team.

“Derrick’s expertise in the building code, our software programs, staff supervision and customer service made him an ideal candidate for this role,” said Erin Wardell, LUT Planning and Development Services Manager. “He brings a wealth of experience and institutional knowledge to this position.”

Moon has a degree in Building Inspection Technology from Portland Community College and studied Economics and Public Policy at Oregon State University. He holds several professional certifications from the State of Oregon Building Codes Division and the International Code Council.

In 2020, the Oregon Building Officials Association (OBOA) named Moon the State of Oregon Supervisor of the Year. The OBOA represents building officials and building code professionals throughout Oregon. 


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