For Immediate Release
January 25, 2011
DMV Commissioner Currey Appoints Waterbury Resident As Deputy Commissioner
WETHERSFIELD - Commissioner Melody A. Currey announced today the appointment of Victor M. Diaz, of Waterbury, as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Diaz has served since 2005 as Deputy City Clerk in Waterbury. His work focused on budget management and technology upgrades to improve efficiency and customer service.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy praised the appointment of Diaz and his work in Waterbury city government, especially his outreach to communities and his focus on using technology to make it easier for customers to access government services.
"Victor Diaz is a welcome addition to the Department of Motor Vehicles," Governor Malloy said. "His time working as the Deputy City Clerk in Waterbury has put him in touch with people in the community, a skill set that will be put to good use at the DMV."
Commissioner Currey, former Mayor of East Hartford, pointed to their combined experience of in municipal government as helpful in charting ways to bring DMV services closer to communities and provide technological innovation in those services.
"I am pleased to have him join the entire DMV Team as we look for ways to make services more streamlined and easier to access whether online or in community contact points. We will be exploring different ways to make this possible," said Commissioner Currey.
Diaz, who holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of New Haven, also served in the United States Army from 1996 to 2004 and received an honorable discharge.
Governor Malloy said, "Victor's time in the U.S. Army instilled in him a sense of teamwork, respect for others and a larger goal of working for the betterment of those around him. Working with Commissioner Currey, Victor will help make the DMV a more consumer-oriented agency, finding ways to increase efficiency and quality, while using the internet to change the way in which people traditionally interact with the department."
Diaz, who begins his new duties at DMV on February 1, said that customer service is will be a focus of his work . "I'm very excited to help DMV meet the needs of its customers and explore new opportunities to do it," he said.