Yuma Neighborhood Planning and Services Director Announcement
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The City of Yuma has promoted Alyssa Linville to Director of Neighborhood Planning and Services, Acting City Administrator Jay Simonton announced.
Linville has been with the City for nine years, the last three years as Deputy Director of Neighborhood Planning and Services.
A longtime resident of Yuma and a graduate of Yuma Catholic High School, Linville holds a bachelor’s degree in design studies, majoring in urban planning and architecture, from Arizona State University.
“I am truly blessed and honored to have the opportunity to lead such an incredible group of individuals, and look forward to continuing to serve such a wonderful community,” Linville said. “My passion for planning will help ensure that we create a sense of place – a community in which all generations can enjoy.”
“I know Alyssa will continue to excel in her new role and bring much needed stability to the department,” Simonton said. “The department has several very important projects on its plate and I know that Alyssa and the team will take care of whatever comes up.”
Land Use Planning and Neighborhood Services are facing several key projects. One involves significant zoning code updates that emphasize housing, commercial and industrial development, and home-based businesses. Another project involves expanding the boundaries of the successful Infill Overlay District, while another includes addressing the need for more affordable housing opportunities. Additionally, the department is setting up an online portal that will allow the public to view development activities throughout the community while allowing users to sign up to receive notifications for new development projects underway in their neighborhood. .
Linville added, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jay Simonton and members of the city’s leadership for allowing me to serve in this new position, to my colleagues and to the members of the community who have supported throughout my career, and above all, to my wonderful family and friends who have always been a constant source of encouragement. Without the support of these people, I would not be where I am today.
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