Most people have heard of City Planning Departments and have a vague idea of what their function is, but don’t really understand the impact this department has on the community they live in and it’s future.
Dale explains how planning today shapes the future of our City and is meant to convey the wants and needs of current community members, with an eye toward the wants and needs of future residents. Much like we plan ahead for our family’s personal development, just on a much larger scale.
Most of us think of local government as a nameless, faceless machine that creates arbitrary rules and restrictions that we sometimes don’t like or understand, and feel we have little to no say in. One of our goals with the Talk About Town series is to deepen the community’s understanding of the systems that shape our existence, and empower our residents to get involved in the process of building our town together.
Dale Hall is the Director of Planning and Development for the City of New Port Richey. Mr. Hall received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University and Masters in Public Administration from University of Georgia. He has over twenty years of practical planning experience, where he has acted in the capacity of manager and director in both large and small scale private offices and public municipalities. In additional to his experience in practice, he taught planning in the College of Environment & Design at the University of Georgia for nearly a decade. Dale is a registered Landscape Architect in the states of Georgia and Michigan, as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners through the American Planning Association.