Mayor Sandy Stimpson has selected Shayla Beaco to be the City of Mobile’s Senior Director of City Planning. She will oversee planning and zoning, historical development, long range planning and urban design.
Beaco first stepped on the Mayor’s Executive Team in 2013 as the Senior Director of Community Affairs charged with public outreach and citizen engagement. She will transition into her new role this month.
Beaco has previously worked in the City of Mobile’s long-range planning division, where she coordinated the City’s smart growth initiative and land use planning efforts. From there, she was hired on by Prichard, as the director of community and economic development. She later went on to work for the Chamber of Commerce, charged with long-range strategic planning efforts for the coastal Alabama region.
“To provide continuity and further develop our implementation strategies with the new comprehensive plan, it was an obvious choice to promote Shayla, the co-chair of the Map for Mobile development process, to this position,” Stimpson said. “Shayla’s background in both planning and community outreach, as well as her understanding of the vision set forth by the Mayor for Mobile’s future, makes her an ideal candidate to move the City’s planning needs forward.”
Last year, the City realigned all current and future planning functions under the City Planning department. Following Beaco’s appointment, the next step is to establish the rest of the long-range planning roles to ensure implementation of the Map for Mobile.
The City of Mobile is currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions of Deputy Director of Planning and Urban Designer. For a full job specification, and to apply online, please visit the Mobile County Personnel Board website: www.personnelboard.org. For more information, call 251-470-7727.
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