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Dana Hazen, Director of Planning, Building and Sustainability

Dana Hazen
Director of Planning, Building
and Sustainability

Dana Hazen brings 28 years of planning experience to the City of Mountain Brook, beginning her career in 1986 as a Planner for the City of Newport Beach, California, then joining the planning staff of Jefferson County, Alabama in 1999. Dana began work for Mountain Brook in 2007.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Ecology, with a specialization in Environmental Health and Planning, from the University of California, Irvine in 1986; and her Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, graduating with academic distinction in 2007.

Dana has been a member of the American Planning Associationís Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 2000; is a member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.

As the Director of PB&S, Dana manages the current and long range planning functions for the city and oversees inspection services.  She prepares and administers the Planning, Building and Sustainability Department budget, attends public hearings and community meetings on behalf of the city and ensures department compliance with city, county, state and federal agencies

Dana provides staff assistance to the City Manager, City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment and Village Design Review Committee; carries out comprehensive planning functions such as the administration and maintenance of the City's long range plan and the Village Master Plan; administers and updates the City's Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Map, Subdivision Regulations and Sign Ordinance; responds to general public inquiries regarding zoning and land development; processes land use applications such as rezoning, resurveys, variances and sign permits; and reviews construction plans for compliance with zoning regulations.