Moe Detmar, a driving force behind Idahos Division
of Motor Vehicles the past 27 years, announced recently that
he will retire this summer. His last work day will be Friday,
He will join wife Mary Detmar, who retired early in 2003
from the Idaho Transportation Department early in 2003. She
was manager of the Budget, Policy and Intergovernmental Relations
I leave the division in capable hands, Moe said
in an April 30 letter to ITD Director Dave Ekern. The
managers and supervisors carrying out the daily business of
motor vehicle administration are exemplary and will continue
to provide exceptional service to Idaho citizens
Detmar began his ITD career on Nov. 17, 1977, and has served
as manager of the DMV the past nine years.
He said he has remained challenged during this 27-plus
years of rewarding career opportunities. I am sad to leave
a great team, yet excited about new adventures.
Detmar said the division has made tremendous strides in improving
customer service, has moved to the forefront in providing
Idaho citizens with online services, and has gone a long way
in removing the stereotyped long lines and bureaucratic
red tape often associated with DMVs.
Much work remains to enhance automated access and optional
service delivery programs to all Idaho citizens. The success
of the Information Systems transition will be the key to affording
exemplary service to our customers.
Detmar closed his announcement with a commitment to assist
the transportation department and DMV in the future if opportunities
The Transporter will provide a detailed look at Detmars
27-year career and his retirement plans in June.