Assemblymember Frazier Honors the California Department of Motor Vehicles for 100 Years of Dedicated Service

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) presented House Resolution 18 on the Assembly Floor to commemorate the Centennial Celebration of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

“For the past 100 years, the DMV has made it their mission to provide quality service to communities throughout California,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I am proud to recognize the DMV for their hard work and unwavering commitment to motor safety on our roadways.”

The DMV was originally established 1915 and employed with only two staffers tasked with registering motor vehicles and licensing their drivers. Since then, the DMV has expanded to 174 field offices, and employs approximately 10,000 employees who provide critical transportation assistance to over 24 million licensed drivers.

Assemblymember Frazier’s HR 18 recognized the Department’s longstanding ability to provide a myriad of services, including the registration and titling of vehicles, providing information and instruction for traffic safety, regulating the motor industry, and licensing qualified California drivers. The Resolution also acknowledged the DMV’s invaluable contributions to local communities through partnerships with non-profit organizations such as the American Heart Association, Donate Life America, and the March of Dimes Foundation.

"It takes dedicated employees with creative, innovative ideas to make an organization like ours successful," said Jean Shiomoto, Director of the DMV. "The DMV has an enthusiastic team who are ready to deliver innovative solutions. Our department has always embraced the latest technology and we continue to do so with the goal of streamlining operations and improving customer service. That is what we’re celebrating today."

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