COUNTY EMPLOYEE HONORED BY EL PASO ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS

COUNTY EMPLOYEE HONORED BY EL PASO ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS

Doña Ana County’s assistant director of community development, Wayne Grinnell, made a little bit of history on Dec. 8, 1999.

Grinnell was elected by unanimous vote as a Life Member of the El Paso Association of Builders. He is only the fifth person in the association’s 50-year history to be so honored.

A member of the association for more than 20 years, Grinnell served as its vice president in 1988, was a founding member of its Land Use Council in 1982 and was its chairman from 1991-1997. He also served on the association’s executive committee and was named Associate of the Year in 1989.

In both 1990 and 1996, Grinnell received the association’s Pat Cox Award for Extraordinary Service.

Grinnell holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from the University of Texas at El Paso and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry Officers Candidate School. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

As assistant director of community development, Grinnell assists Director Judith Price in administration of the overall department, and he has direct oversight over the implementation and management of the county’s proposed one-stop shop for permit applications.

From 1992 until coming on board with Doña Ana County, Grinnell was owner of Grinnell Associates, an El Paso consulting firm specializing in land use, planning, property and real estate issues. Prior to that, he was vice president of operations for Sub-Land, Inc. of El Paso, an engineering firm specializing in surveying, planning and development issues.