Increasing demands in such areas as planning and zoning, building-plan review and inspections, and historical preservation prompted City of Prescott officials to hire a Community Development Director.
She is Bryn Stotler, who assumed her responsibilities Aug. 20.
A 22-year resident of Prescott, Stotler worked for the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO), where she was a transportation planner. She also has experience with The M3 Companies, a firm that was instrumental in developing the American Ranch in Williamson Valley and the Prescott Lakes master plan.
Commenting about her job responsibilities, Stotler said she viewed her position as “a facilitator whose role would involve applying ordinances and regulations and utilizing City resources to assure fair and equitable — and legal — interpretations of mandated processes.”
She said, “This is an amazing opportunity to work with local government in cooperation with residents, businesses and corporations in the community. As a longtime resident, it has been personally rewarding to me to see Prescott grow in an orderly, controlled manner. I think it is critical for citizens and the local government to make informed decisions about community growth and economic expansion. I feel privileged to be a part of that process.”
Prescott City Manager Michael Lamar said, “We are excited to welcome Bryn to the City. Her connection to the community, her experience as a planner and her past work on several important Prescott developments will serve her well in this new role.”
A 2014 graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in psychology, Stotler will supervise a department of 16 staff members. She said she hoped to fill a couple of department vacancies in the near future.
Those interested in more information about the Community Development Department can contact Stotler at (928) 777-1317; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.