New Deputy Director for Plans Review & Inspections Department


Indya Kincannon
(865) 215-2040

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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New Deputy Director for Plans Review & Inspections Department

Posted: 03/07/2016
Deann BogusKnoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today the hiring of DeAnn Bogus as Deputy Director for the City’s Plans Review and Inspections Department.
Since 2008, Bogus has built into her portfolio extensive engineering experience working in Knoxville and Spring City for Bechtel Power Corp., an international engineering and construction company. 

Prior to her engineering time with Bechtel, she served the City of Lenoir City as a certified building inspector. She also served as the Chief Deputy Clerk, overseeing accounting and financial records of all funds, including reconciliation of bank statements and other documents for the City of Lenoir City.

“Ms. Bogus’ extensive experience in the public and the private sector will make her a valuable asset for our team at the City of Knoxville,” said Peter Ahrens, Director of Plans Review and Inspections. “I look forward to growing our capacity in Plans Review and Inspections as we continue to streamline our processes and add value for the development community. One of Ms. Bogus’ first projects will be managing and improving the current Form Districts section of the zoning code.”

Form Districts, established in 2009 by the Metropolitan Planning Commission and the City of Knoxville, are land development regulations that are focused on physical form as compared to joint use. Knoxville’s South Waterfront and Cumberland Avenue project areas are both based on form-based code. 

The City’s Plans Review and Inspections Department ensures quality development and neighborhood safety and integrity through plans review, permits, building inspections and other regulatory activities. The department is made up of  42 inspectors, codes enforcement officers and administration staff.

The new Deputy Director reports to Ahrens and is responsible for supporting all aspects of the department, including policy and budget development, managing and leading staff, code interpretation and consulting with construction and design professionals throughout our community.