PlanFirst success stories and best practices

APA Georgia Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. CDT

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The PlanFirst program recognizes and rewards governments for excellence in plan development and implementation, offering incentives to help communities with their comp plan implementation. Local practitioners will show how designation and the incentives have augmented their implementation efforts.


Monica Callahan

Monica Callahan is Planning & Development Director for the City of Madison, Georgia. She is a native Georgian, educated at Mercer University and the University of Georgia, and is past-president of GDA and GAPC. She is the Executive Director, Madison Downtown Development Authority; officer of the non-profit Downtown Design & Development, Inc., and board member of the Morgan Fund, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. For years, she has served as a trainer for National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. In the private ... Read More

Janet Jiner

Janet Joiner has served as Community Development Director for the City of Vienna since August, 2007. In this position, she is responsible for planning, directing, and integrating the City’s planning programs and services. She wears many hats, overseeing the City's Zoning and Planning Commission, the Downtown Development Authority ... Read More

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