Portland City Manager Mark Rees has announced that he has selected Greg Mitchell, the city’s Economic Development Director, to serve as Acting Director of Planning & Urban Development upon the departure of current Director Penny St. Louis at the end of the week. Mitchell has more than twenty years of experience working with municipalities and businesses to support economic growth and community developmment.
“Greg is the right person to lead the city’s Planning and Urban development Department,” stated “City Manager Reed. “He brings a wealth of knowledge with the perfect combination of private and public sector experience. He is well versed and involved in a number of projects that require oversight and review from Planning. I am confident that his prior management experience, specifically with code enforcement, buiding inspections and permitting and his well developed relationships within the department will ensure that this transition is seamless.”