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BMV Commissioner Resigning At End Of The Year

Scott Waddell plans to step down as the Bureau of Motor Vehicle commissioner on December 2.

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Then-Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed BMV Commissioner Scott Waddell in 2010. He was reappointed by Gov. Mike Pence last year.

The head of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is resigning effective December 2. Commissioner Scott Waddell did not give a reason for his resignation.

In a statement, Waddell says he believes Indiana‘s BMV is in a position to be “at the forefront of motor vehicle agencies” for years to come.

“During my time at the BMV we have continued to drive improvements in operational efficiencies and customer service with initiatives such as just-in-time license plate procurement and a more responsive center for phone inquiries,” he said. “We have also implemented new branch visit time monitoring technology and touch-screen computers for knowledge testing.”

But Waddell has also been in the middle of several controversies.

The BMV suspended its personalize license plate program earlier this year after Waddell was involved in a class-action lawsuit.

In the same month, BMV decided to reimburse customers who were overcharged for their driver’s licenses.

Network Indiana contributed to this report.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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