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The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association recently, once again, selected the City of Bryan Planning Department as a recipient of the 2017 Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence during the association’s annual conference in Frisco, Texas, last November. This award recognizes Texas planning departments that increase community awareness of the importance of planning, aid in economic development, and assist with the overall image of the community.
Only a few Texas cities receive this statewide recognition on an annual basis. To be considered, planning
departments must commit to supporting the educational development of its professional planning staff and appointed planning officials. “It is an honor to be recognized by our peers in the urban planning community two years in a row,” says Planning Manager Martin Zimmermann. “Our planning efforts consider all aspects of community development, focusing on preserving neighborhood integrity and promoting responsible growth, by fostering positive relationships with all community stakeholders and having a healthy dose of common sense.”
“Our City is fortunate to have high quality staff as part of our development services responsibilities that helps create opportunities for moving our City forward,” says Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson. Working hand in hand with the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Historic Landmark Commission, the City Council, and the community at-large, the development services staff focus their efforts on providing quality customer service and to guide and promote quality development.
Bryan planners accepted the award during a recognition of the City’s Development Services Department during the first regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 9.