Decatur Planning Director resigns

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 13, 2015
City Planning Director Amanda Thompson goes over the first draft of the city's Unified Development Ordinance. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

City Planning Director Amanda Thompson goes over the first draft of the city’s Unified Development Ordinance. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Amanda Thompson, Decatur’s Planning Director since 2007, is resigning to take a job in Miami with the Knight Foundation, city spokesperson Casie Yoder said.

Thompson was hired by the city in 2004.

Under her tenure, she oversaw the overhaul of the city’s zoning code, creating a so-called Unified Development Ordinance. In Miami she will serve as Arts Program Officer for the Knight Foundation.

Yoder said she turned in her resignation on Wednesday. She will remain with the city until mid-August.

“Obviously she’s wrapping up stuff with the city, but her last arts project is she’s doing the FIGMENT event on Aug. 1 on Agnes Scott Campus,” Yoder said. “I guess that will sort of be her farewell.”

The event website says FIGMENT Decatur “will transform the center quad of the Agnes Scott College campus into a large-scale collaborative artwork, and then it’s gone, without a trace.”

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