Andrew Garner is the new city of Fayetteville planning director. He served as senior planner for the city since 2005.
“I am excited about the opportunity the City Planning Director position provides in public service to Fayetteville, and I believe my direct experience doing the required job duties, my existing relationships with staff in this and other City divisions, and government and corporate knowledge have prepared me for this position,” Garner said in a statement issued by the city.
Prior to his work with the city of Fayetteville, Garner was an environmental planner in a private firm’s Environmental Services Division. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Harding University in Arkansas and master’s degree in environmental management and policy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
The city planning director position includes management and supervisory responsibilities, administering and interpreting zoning and development ordinances, coordinating efforts between departments and divisions to evaluate development and land use applications and enforce current ordinances.