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College Station’s New Planning & Development Services Director Is An Internal Promotion

Photo of Jennifer Prochazka courtesy the city of College Station.

There is a new director of College Station’s planning and development services department.

Interim city manager Jeff Capps on Friday announced the promotion of Jennifer Prochazka.

The new director has spent the last two years as the city’s economic development manager.

Before that, she spent 14 years in the planning and development office in a variety of roles.

Prochazka takes over October 1 for Lance Simms, who retired last month after 22 years with the city.

From the city of College Station:

Jennifer Prochazka will be the next director of College Station’s Planning & Development Services Department, Interim City Manager Jeff Capps announced Friday.

Prochazka has been with the City of College Station for 18 years. She has served as the city’s economic development manager since 2016, but held a variety of positions in long-range planning and development prior to that:

• 2011-2016: Principal Planner
• 2005-2011: Senior Planner
• 2002-2005: Staff Planner
• 2000-2002: Planning Intern

In addition to her work with the city, Prochazka has been an adjunct economic development specialist for Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, or TEEX, since 2015.

“Jennifer has a wealth of experience in municipal planning and economic development, and she’s done a phenomenal job in every role she’s served with the city,” Capps said.

Prochazka earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental design and a master’s degree in urban planning from Texas A&M University, and holds numerous certifications and professional affiliations.

She begins her new role on Oct. 1.

The College Station Planning & Development Service Department is currently comprised of more than 40 employees, including the city engineer, building officials, greenways, transportation, land development and long-range planners. The department has a Fiscal Year 2018 budget of $4.3 million.

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Posted by on Sep 14 2018. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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