The Community Development Department plays a pivotal role in addressing the multifaceted needs of the community across economic, physical, and cultural domains. Through its various divisions, the department assumes diverse responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

Planning Division: Guiding land use, zoning, subdivisions, and historic preservation strategies to shape a dynamic urban landscape.

Urban Forestry Initiatives: Strategically siting and maintaining trees and shrubs, bolstering green infrastructure and environmental aesthetics.

Cultural Affairs Division: Skillfully coordinating artistic and cultural events and special programs to enrich our community’s cultural fabric.

Building & Inspection Division: Facilitating building permit issuance, overseeing inspectors, and enforcing codes for a safe built environment.

Flood Plain Management: Adhering to Community Rating System standards to ensure resilient floodplain management.

Facility Stewardship: Operation, maintenance, and administration of Union Station and the Trolley for community benefit.

Code Enforcement Division: Enforcing codes, ordinances, and regulations to uphold community standards with diligence.

Contact Information

Community Development Director

Craig Hitt

Community Development

723 23rd Avenue

Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.