The City of Spokane has a new planning director. Scott Chesney has a strong background in urban planning and is excited about the opportunity to work in Spokane, according to Mayor Verner.

Chesney was a top pick of the selection committee for the position, an advisory committee of Planning Department staff, and a neighborhood committee that helped with the selection process.

Chesney has worked in redevelopment planning and implementation for 20 years. Most recently, he served as Director of Planning and Development in El Mirage, Ariz. He also worked as the Director of Community Development in Surprise, Ariz., and served as principal for his own urban planning consulting firm, Chesney & Associates. Our new Director, Kevin Wallace, worked with him while in Arizona, so we’ve already got that coordination going for us.

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