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Meet the Staff

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Heather Nick, AICP, MPA

Title: Managing Director of Planning and Economic Development

Responsibilities:

Directs the following departments and programs:

  • Planning
  • Historic Preservation
  • Tyler Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Economic Development (TIRZ liaison and prospects)
  • Industry Growth Initiative (IGI)
  • TAP4E/Collective Impact
  • Catalyst 100 Executive Committee
  • Serves as liaison for the Homeless Roundtable, Veteran's Roundtable, and Human Needs Network.

Fun Fact: "My favorite movie is The Goonies"
 

Kyle Kingma, AICP, CFM, MS

Title: Planning Manager/Interim Historic Preservation Lead

Responsibilities:

  • UDC Updates
  • Billboard Registration
  • Zoning and Plating Administration
  • Economic Development
  • Annexations
  • Variance Project Management
  • Sign Questions
  • TVP or TUP Questions
  • Pre-Development Meeting Request
  • Local Historic Landmarks
  • Half Mile of History
  • Subject Markers
  • National and Local Historic Districts
  • Certificates of Appropriateness
  • Educational Review of Permits within Historic Districts
  • Historical Preservation Board
  • Historic Preservation Strategic Plan
  • Historical Resource Survey
  • Historic Preservation month activities

Fun Fact: “Kyle is an amateur astronomer/star-gazer. He enjoys anything having to do with space science.”

Michael Howell, AICP, EIT, MS

Title: MPO Manager/Principal Planner

Responsibilities:

  • MPO questions
  • TIP (Transportation Improvement Program)
  • MTP (Metropolitan Transportation Plan
  • Zoning and Plat Questions
  • Sign Questions
  • TVP or TUP Questions
  • Pre-Development Meeting Request

Fun Fact: Michael’s favorite book series is the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming.

 


Tharani Devi Krishnakumar, CFM, MBA, MA

Title: Senior Planner

Responsibilities:

  • Telecommunication towers and small cell network nodes 
  • Sign Questions
  • Complex plat and zoning questions
  • Setbacks and uses of a zoning district
  • TUP and TVP questions
  • Pre-Development Meeting Request

Fun Fact: “I am an Indian classical dancer”

 
Ryan Clark

Title: Planner

Responsibilities:

  • TABC review 
  • Sign Questions
  • Plat and zoning questions
  • Setbacks and uses of a zoning district
  • TUP and TVP questions
  • Pre-Development Meeting Request

Zach Clark

Title: Planning Technician

Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling Pre-Development Meetings
  • General Zoning Questions
  • General Sign Questions
  • TVP & TUP Questions
  • Application Submittal
  • General Boards and Commission meeting information