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February 10, 2021

Bryan’s Planning Department again honored for excellence

The City of Bryan’s Planning and Development Services Department is one of only 37 across the state of Texas to be selected as a recipient of the 2020 Richard R. Lillie, FAICP Planning Excellence Recognition Program from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association. This award recognizes Texas planning departments that increase community awareness of the importance of planning, aid in economic development, and assist with the overall image of the community.

To be considered for the award, planning departments must commit to supporting the educational development of its professional planning staff and appointed planning officials. It is named for Richard Lillie, who helped plan Austin city growth from 1965 to 1984 and who was once referred to as the “most competent planning director in the southwest.”

“To receive this recognition five years in a row and for the sixth time since its inception speaks to the quality of planning professionals we currently have in our city,” Assistant Director of Development Services Martin Zimmermann said. “Our planning efforts consider all aspects of community development, focus on preserving neighborhood integrity and promote responsible growth.”

Working hand in hand with the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Historic Landmark Commission, the City Council, and the community at-large, the City of Bryan Planning Department staff focuses their efforts on providing quality customer service and education through team work and positive relationships, to guide and promote quality development.

“I am extremely proud of the efforts of the City of Bryan’s Planning Department. We consistently receive positive comments about their service and work, and we are very fortunate to have high-quality planning staff,” said Mayor Andrew Nelson.

To learn more about the City of Bryan Planning Department, please visit their web page or contact them at or 979.209.5030.

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