Planning Dept. Requests, Receives Proclamation
Community Planning Month
The Department of Community and Regional Planning (DCRP) at Alabama A&M University and the City of Huntsville’s Planning Department co-sponsored a request to the City of Huntsville for designating the month of October 2020 as Community Planning Month in conjunction with the celebration of National Community Planning Month.
During the City Council’s regular meeting on October 8, 2020, Mayor Tommy Battle declared the month of October 2020 as Community Planning Month in the City of Huntsville and presented the proclamation certificate to Lady Kassama and Thomas Nunez, representing the City of Huntsville’s Planning Department, and Dr. Deden Rukmana and Dr. Emily Erickson, who represented AAMU’s Department of Community and Regional Planning. Kassama and Nunez are alumni of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at AAMU.
Community Planning Month highlights the contributions sound planning and plan implementation make to the quality of neighborhoods and the environment. It also publicly recognizes the participation and dedication of the members of planning commissions and other citizen planners who have contributed their time and expertise to the improvement of the City of Huntsville.