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Friday, June 02, 2017
Dunwoody Selects Richard McLeod As Community Development Director
The City of Dunwoody has selected Richard McLeod as the new Community Development Director. Mr. McLeod comes to Dunwoody after holding senior level community development positions with the cities of Woodstock, Ga. and Alpharetta, Ga.
Dunwoody, GA – June 2, 2017 – The City of Dunwoody has selected Richard McLeod as the new Community Development Director. Mr. McLeod comes to Dunwoody after holding senior level community development positions with both the City of Woodstock and the City of Alpharetta.
Working on many notable and highly visible projects in his 13 years as a planner and community development director for municipal governments, McLeod brings extensive experience to the City of Dunwoody. In his new position, Mr. McLeod will help implement the Comprehensive Plan that was adopted by City Council on October 12, 2015 as well as the Perimeter Center Zoning Code draft adopted May 22, 2017.
“Richard’s technical expertise and prodigious knowledge has shaped many successful plans throughout his career,” states City Manager Eric Linton. “Richard is passionate and knowledgeable, and I am confident Richard will be a tremendous asset to Dunwoody’s future.”
Mr. McLeod earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Geographic Information Sciences, both from Kennesaw State University. He began his career with the City of Woodstock where he worked as a Planner/Downtown Coordinator and eventually took on the role of Director of Community Development. While with the City of Alpharetta, McLeod worked as both the Director of Community Development and as a Senior Planner. While with both cities McLeod’s work and achievements received numerous awards.
“I am honored to be chosen to work for such a wonderful city, and I am looking forward to serving Dunwoody and its citizens,” said Richard McLeod. “My approach embraces collaborative planning which requires community input, communication, and consistent customer service.”
The City of Dunwoody’s Community Development Department is responsible for managing the planning and zoning functions of the City as well as development regulation, code compliance and sustainability programs. The Community Development Director will play a key role in managing development and land use matters and working cooperatively with the City Council, Planning Commission, and homeowners and businesses involved in the development process. The Department is committed to excellent service and high standards for quality development.
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