Matthew Hinton joined the City of Brandon as city planner in January 2017. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University, and a master’s degree in Community Planning from Auburn University. Matthew earned a certificate of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing from State before taking part in Auburn University’s Urban Studio Small Town Design Initiative. A native of Rankin County, he has returned home to Mississippi following three years of planning work in the Mobile, Alabama area. Matthew’s duties include code enforcement and zoning administration, as well as plan reviews and long-range planning.