George Griffin Out in Montgomery

The Montgomery County’s Department of Liquor Control will have a new director.

George Griffin was removed from the position friday. The departure was announced last Friday by Timothy Firestine, the county’s chief administrative officer.

In a memo sent to DLC staff, Firestine wrote, “Mr. Griffin will be moving on from his position as Director of the Department of Liquor Control.” Firestine thanked Griffin for his 21 years in service and wished him well in his future endeavors.

The memo did not include a reasoning behind the move. Before the recent New Year’s, the DLC was late with a large number of orders. Griffin publicly apologized.

The DLC is in charge of all alcohol distribution and 25 liquor retail stores in the county.

Firestine said in the memo that Fariba Kassiri, the county’s assistant chief administrative officer, will serve as acting director of the department until Griffin’s position is filled.



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