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Mayor Keller Appoints Brennon Williams as Interim Planning Director

The City of Albuquerque making other changes at the Planning Department.

July 12, 2019

This week, Mayor Tim Keller appointed Brennon Williams as the Interim Director of the City of Albuquerque’s Planning Department.

Throughout his career, Brennon has spent 20 years working in planning, including as a Zoning Enforcement Inspector and as the Deputy Director for Planning at the City of Albuquerque. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Phoenix.

City administration also made organizational changes inside of the Planning Department including:

  • The Real Property Division is moving to the Department of Municipal Development;
  • Planning Administrator James Aranda will provide direct supervision and leadership of the Urban Design & Development Division, Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) implementation efforts and the Albuquerque Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) Division; and,
  • The Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency (MRA) Division will now report directly to Chief Operations Officer, Lawrence Rael.

“With these changes and a strong experienced leader like Brennon in place, we are in no rush to fill the position permanently and will take our time with the search process,” noted Mayor Keller. 

Previous Director of Planning David Campbell was recently appointed City Manager in Rio Rancho.