Rhonda Phillips, Ph.D., AICP, an alumna of the University of Southern Mississippi (’83 BS Geography and ’86 MS Economic Development) has achieved the planning profession’s highest honor by being named to the prestigious American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows for her outstanding achievements in urban and regional planning.
The Conference Committee is assembling the program and agenda for the 2016 Mississippi/Alabama Chapters of the American Planning Association Annual Conference. This year’s event is scheduled for September 14-16, 2016 at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. The Committee is requesting proposals for sessions from members, affiliated associations, and others involved in the planning profession. Session topics are not limited, but should be transferrable and applicable to a broad audience. Session proposals are requested to be submitted by Friday, April 8, 2016. Please email proposals to Donovan Scruggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors is requesting proposalsfrom interestedfirms and individuals to update the existing 2008 Comprehensive Plan for Lafayette County and revising, developing and implementingLand Use requirements.
The City of Ocean Springs is accepting applications for Planner I position. Applications must be in the City of Ocean Springs Human Resources office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015.
The Planner I provides assistance in the review evaluation of the planning, building, housing and re-development related activities within the city limits; develops recommendations and resolution of determination; assists with the activity related to the day-to-day function of the Planning Department.
A professional position is available within the City of Hattiesburg’s Department of Urban Development, Planning Division, Hattiesburg, MS. Responsibilities include: assist the Planning Division Manager with reports related to zoning, variances, and use permits for review by the planning commission; provide GIS services for the department; provide information to the public regarding the public hearing process, zoning and parcel map inquiries, and guidelines for new development review; advise the public on materials and documents necessary for application to the site plan review committee, planning commission, and city council as needed.