Christy Cummings Dawson, Deputy Director of Planning, (530) 842-8206
Britt Dveris Senior Planner (530) 842-8213
Britt was hired by the County as a Senior Planner in February 2017. Britt’s prior planning experience includes public sector work as a Cochise County Planner in Bisbee, Arizona. He is happy to be in northern California.
Vurl Trytten, Executive Secretary (530) 842-8201
Vurl, originally from Wisconsin, gained more than 20 years of experience as a legal secretary and legal assistant while working in the Sonoma County Counsel's Office. After retiring from Sonoma County in 2006, she relocated to Siskiyou County in order to fulfill a dream to live in Siskiyou County where she had been vacationing for years. In 2006, she accepted a position in the Planning Department where she is able to leverage her considerable knowledge of land use planning gained from her work at Sonoma County. While she considers herself fortunate to be working and living in her favorite County in California, the staff of the Planning Division are the lucky ones to have someone of her experience, dedication, and organization keeping us all on task.
Pam Piemme, Associate Planner (530) 842-8213
With her energy and youthful enthusiasm, it is hard to tell that Pam has nearly 27 years of experience in the development industry and planning environment. This includes 22 years of experience with a local private sector civil engineering-land surveying company which is coupled with the last 5 years working for the County's Environmental Health and Planning Divisions. This combination of private sector and public experience has given Pam a deep understanding of what it's like to stand on either side of the counter. In her current duties, Pam is the primary intake person for planning applications submitted at the County's permit center. Pam also provides much needed support to the other Planning staff. Rounding out her duties, Pam provides utility services for the Building and Environmental Health Divisions, as well as auxiliary backup to the Public Health Division staff.