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Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Chairman and Board of Commissioners proclaimed the month of October as Community Planning Month in Douglas County in conjunction with the celebration of National Community Planning Month. The proclamation was announced at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and read by the Planning and Zoning Manager Ron Roberts.

Change is inevitable and constant especially through the progression of growth. With change, it tends to affects all cities, towns, suburbs, counties, boroughs, townships, rural areas ant the people within them. Community planning and planners can help manage this change in a way that provides better choices for how people work, live, and play. It also provides an opportunity for all residents to be equally involved in making choices that determine the shared-vision of their neighborhoods. The full benefits of planning requires public officials and citizens who understand, support, and demand excellence in planning and plan implementation.

The month of October is designated as National Community Planning Month throughout the United States of America and its territories. The American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, endorse National Community Planning Month as an opportunity to highlight the contributions sound planning and plan implementation make to the quality of our neighborhoods and environment.

The celebration of National Community Planning Month also gives residents the opportunity to publicly recognize the participation and dedication of the members of planning commissions and other citizen planners who have contributed their time and expertise to the improvement of Douglas County, the City of Douglasville, and the City of Villa Rica.

The Board of Commissioners recognizes the many valuable contributions made by professional community and regional planners in Douglas County and extend a heartfelt thanks for the continued commitment to public service by these professionals.

For further information, you can contact the Communications and Media Specialist, Lena Hardy at 678-626-5642.

Photo: Douglas County BOC, Planning & Zoning, ARC, City of Villa Rica officials

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