Community Development Director
The Community Development Director is responsible for directing the City of Franklin’s community development, planning, and code enforcement program.
Some of the major duties include:
-Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures, and work standards for the Community Development Department.
-Plans, organizes, evaluates, and directs the full range of activities within the Community Development Department including planning, zoning, code enforcement, administration of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Standards, the Virginia Stormwater Management Program, and FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) program.
-Implements and maintains Council-adopted plans for the City.
-Serves as zoning administrator, subdivision agent, and CRS manager for the City.
-Serve as the floodplain manager who is the principal community administrator in the daily implementation of the City’s flood loss reduction activities including enforcing the community’s floodplain ordinance, updating flood maps, plans, and policies of the community, and any of the activities related to administration of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
-Reviews site plans and subdivision plans and coordinates with other departments for compliance with regulations.
-Advises the City Manager, City Attorney, and the Planning Commission regarding planning and development matters.
-Directs the development, preparation, and maintenance of all comprehensive plans, feasibility studies, and other plans and studies as directed by the City Manager.
-Administers the Department of Housing and Community Development Community Development Block Grant Program, the HOME Program, the Litter Control Grant, and the Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Grants in accordance with federal
-Administers the Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program, the Neighborhood Block Organizing Program, and the Adopt-a-Spot/Street Program.
-Serves as liaison between various boards, commissions, agencies, and committees concerned with land use and community development issues; provides information and policy recommendations when necessary.
For additional information about the position and working at the City of Franklin, please visit the website at https://www.franklinva.com/government/departments/employment/
The City of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer