Staff Spotlight: Allen Reitz, Building/Zoning/Fire Marshal

The first Staff Spotlight of 2024 highlights the work of an individual who wears many hats for the Town of Penfield, Allen Reitz. Allen serves as department head for the Building, Zoning, and Fire Marshal Departments, and as acting Fire Marshal.

Since joining the Town of Penfield in June 2023, Reitz has quickly acclimated and assisted wherever needed. Before joining Penfield, he worked in various positions at municipalities throughout the area allowing him to develop a unique skill set that he now applies to better the Penfield community.

One example in particular stands out when talking about Allen. Following a structure fire at a residence a few months ago, Reitz responded to the scene and immediately began assisting, going above and beyond to ensure the impacted family was properly taken care of.

A community member said of Allen, “I want to personally thank one of the Fire Marshals from Penfield, Allen Reitz, for providing additional support and guidance (to the family) during and after one of the most horrific events in their lives.”

In leading multiple departments, Allen plays an important role in areas ranging from fire safety to the issuance of building permits. Because of his work, the Town of Penfield is a safer place.

“Keeping our community safe is my top priority, and Allen plays a critical part in this work,” said Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts. “We are lucky to have Allen as part of the team, and I appreciate everything he does.”

Along with his duties at the Town of Penfield, Allen has also been a volunteer firefighter with the Pittsford Fire District for 13 years.

You can learn more about the departments Allen oversees by clicking here.