The following is a news release from the City of Lubbock:

Beginning June 6, AJ Fawver will join the City of Lubbock as our new Director of Planning. AJ is native of Floydada, Texas and the current Director of Planning for the City of Amarillo, Texas.

AJ earned a bachelor’s degree in Government from Angelo State University and continued her studies at Angelo State and the University of Texas Arlington in their Master of Public Administration programs. She is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the Congress of New Urbanism (CNU-A), and recently became a Certified Public Manager (CPM) through Texas Tech University. She was named one of the Emerging Local Government Leaders’ (ELGL) Traeger List of the Top 100 Local Government Influencers in both 2016 and 2017. Prior to joining the City of Amarillo in 2016, AJ served the City of San Angelo, Texas for thirteen years in a variety of positions, including Development Coordinator, Planning Manager, and Planning and Development Administrator.

“AJ has a valuable skill set with a focus on training, mentoring, and teambuilding,” Assistant City Manager Bill Howerton said. “Her passion for improving communities through public engagement and innovation will benefit City staff and our community as a whole.”

As the Director of Planning, AJ will oversee the department’s mission to promote and protect the health, safety, comfort, convenience, prosperity and general welfare of the citizens of Lubbock by assuring quality development in our city.

“I am delighted to join the team at the City of Lubbock and help build a planning program that advances the vision and needs of the community,” Fawver said.

The City of Lubbock looks forward to welcoming AJ to the team.

(News release from the City of Lubbock)