Beginning June 6th, Floydada native AJ Fawver will join the City of Lubbock as our new Director of Planning.

AJ is the current Director of Planning for the City of Amarillo.

AJ earned a bachelor's degree in Government from Angelo State University and continued her studies at Angelo State and the University of Texas Arlington in their Master of Public Administration programs.

She is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Congress of New Urbanism, and recently became a Certified Public Manager through Texas Tech. She was named one of the Emerging Local Government Leaders' Traeger List of the Top 100 Local Government Influencers in both 2016 and 2017.

Prior to joining the City of Amarillo in 2016, AJ served the City of San Angelo for 13 years in a variety of positions, including Development Coordinator, Planning Manager, and Planning and Development Administrator.

As the Director of Planning, AJ will oversee the department's mission to promote and protect the health, safety, comfort, convenience, prosperity and general welfare of the citizens of Lubbock assuring quality development in our city.

"I am delighted to join the team at the City of Lubbock and help build a planning program that advances the vision and needs of the community," Fawver said.