The fundamental reason that this classification exists is to direct and administer the City's Planning Department which involves the formulation, installation, modification, and improvement of plans for the City's overall physical and social development. The major responsibilities for the director include creating and maintaining a vision for the City's overall urban development; managing the efforts and impact of the Planning Department; supervising departmental employees; and collaborating with the Mayor, the City Council, the Planning Commission, the Historic Preservation Commission, the Architectural Review Board, the Board of Adjustment, government entities, planning professionals, stakeholders, and the public. The Deputy Mayor oversees the work of the Planning Director.
Master's degree in urban planning, public administration, or a related field and five years of experience supervising and managing a major planning function or division responsible for long range planning, grants administration for community development, planning controls, or transportation planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.