Alan Brewer is the new director of the Loudoun County Department of Building and Development, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has announced.
Brewer’s appointment became effective Sept. 18. He replaces Mike Seigfried, who is retiring after more than 30 years with Loudoun County.
Brewer brings more than three decades of experience in the government and private sectors—the last 19 years working in Loudoun County. Brewer previously served as assistant director for public works and environmental services in the Loudoun County Department of General Services.
As director of the Department of Building and Development, Brewer will oversee approximately 200 employees and a $22 million budget. The department is responsible for enforcing construction-related ordinances. The department also enforces best engineering practices and statewide building codes during design and construction, approves plans, conducts a broad range of inspections and issues building, zoning, and grading permits.
“Mr. Brewer stood out among an outstanding pool of applicants for this position,” Hemstreet said in a prepared statement. “His extensive regulatory experience in Virginia, knowledge of environmental policy and strong history as a leader in Loudoun County have prepared him for this role and I am confident he will continue building and development’s success.”
Other previous positions with the county include managing water, energy and environmental programs. Brewer also served as a policy administrator for Loudoun County and environmental health manager for the Virginia Department of Health in Loudoun. Brewer also worked for VDH in Clarke County and began his career as a private land and soil consultant.
Brewer holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in environmental biology from Hood College in Maryland and a graduate certificate in local government management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
More information about the Department of Building and Development is online at loudoun.gov/bd.