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Brooks Serving as Interim Executive Director

July 13, 2020 | More News

Amy Brooks, Planning Services Manager, has been selected as Planning’s Interim Executive Director beginning July 11th and will serve in this role until a permanent Executive Director is named. Gerald Green, Planning’s current Executive Director, retired after five years in the position.

Amy has been with Planning since 2007 and is currently responsible for the day to day management of all customer service functions, development review, and long and short-range planning programs.

Prior to serving in this role, she managed projects in the transportation division and was responsible for leading the three-year Plan East Tennessee effort. The process involved over fifty public and private partners who engaged in a rigorous dialogue about East Tennessee’s economy, education, transportation, housing, and health. She also played an integral role in the update to the City of Knoxville’s Zoning Ordinance that went into effect at the beginning of 2020.

Amy holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree with an emphasis on transportation and land use planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Maryville College. She is a member of the American Institute for Certified Planners, a nationally Certified Public Manager, and a graduate of East Tennessee Regional Leadership. Prior to her position at Planning, she worked as a transit consultant, a researcher for small nonprofits and as a planner at the regional, county, and local levels.