N E W S R E L E A S E
May 8, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jody Puckett, Communications Director
County Director of Development Management announced
Allen J. Murphy Jr. has been named James City County’s Director of Development Management effective May 8, 2012. County Administrator, Robert C. Middaugh, announced the decision and highlighted Murphy’s experience and recent service as the acting Director of Development Management since Oct. 31, 2011 and as acting Assistant Development Manager since January 2008.
As Development Management Director, Murphy will manage Planning Division operations including both development review and comprehensive planning functions. He will oversee Building Safety and Permits, Engineering and Resource Protection, and Zoning functions within the Department of Development Management.
“Over the past 30 years, Allen has a track record of proven experience and an academic background in all facets of planning, land use, development review, zoning and administration. He knows the County well and has stepped up when asked. I’m confident he’s the right person to lead a very visible and highly important department within the James City County organization,” said Middaugh.
Murphy holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and recently completed his second Masters degree in Public Administration from VCU. He also holds certification as a professional planner through the American Institute of Professional Planners.
As a past resident of James City County and a current resident of the City of Williamsburg, Murphy is ready to officially assume the duties. “The challenge is to continue our efforts to encourage balanced growth in the County while keeping quality and potential impacts in the forefront. I look forward to continuing to work with an excellent staff and our Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors and residents to do just that.” Murphy said.